Incubator Recommendations

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazy4wdracer, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. crazy4wdracer

    crazy4wdracer In the Brooder

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    What incubator would you guys recommend for me as a noob. I'm looking to start by buying about 24 hatching chicken eggs online and hatch them myself and then if I like doing it I'll keep getting more every month and trying different birds. I am not looking for something too fancy or expensive. The 'bators that I am looking at now are the Hova-Bator 1602 and the Little Giant 9200. What about automatic egg turners? Are they a necessity?
     
  2. kandyg_99

    kandyg_99 Songster

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    I'd go with the hovabator and having an egg turner makes it much easier in my opinion.
     
  3. crazy4wdracer

    crazy4wdracer In the Brooder

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    Another question I have is about humidity. Do I just put a damp sponge in the incubator? I have read on here that you can buy cheap thermometers at Walmart . So all I really need is the incubator, egg turner, thermometer and a wet sponge???
     
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    kandyg_99 Songster

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    I bought my thermometer at walmart it reads both temp and humidity. I think it cost about 7 bucks.And the sponge for humidity really depends on where you live as to if you'll need it or not.
     
  5. crazy4wdracer

    crazy4wdracer In the Brooder

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    I just found some nice digital ones that read both temp. and humidity. Thanks so much for your help!
     
  6. kandyg_99

    kandyg_99 Songster

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    Your very welcome.And watch out once you get the hang of hatching you'll be addicted just like the rest of us.I have 37 eggs I moved to the hatcher for a saturday hatch.GOOD LUCK
     

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