Incubator recommendations?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DerbyChook, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. DerbyChook

    DerbyChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh dear, this chicken addiction comes on quickly, doesn't it? 6 weeks ago I didn't even have chickens and now I am planning to hatch my own [​IMG]

    So which incubator do I want? I am on a city lot, so volume is not a priority. I would like something small that is as inexpensive as possible without being really difficult to use or unreliable. Anywhere that sells used or reconditioned units? Thanks!
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just build your own and then you can have the size you want and it's so much fun to hatching the eggs from something you built yourself [​IMG] Here's mine and it works great too.
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    Here's the proof of babies I hatched in it.
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  3. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats a loaded question around here...lol

    for a smaller incubators I might suggest a Little Giant - you can get them for $40 I think at Tractor Supply. You might also be able to find a used one on ebay or craigslist pretty cheap.
     
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  5. DerbyChook

    DerbyChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. gryeyes

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    Quote:That is EXACTLY the one I was also looking at.......

    ....and then I found the same make/model slighty cheaper here:
    http://www.avianweb.com/brinseaminiincubators.html

    I am so conflicted! I swore I would never get involved in all the incubation & hatching drama! But now... now..... [​IMG]
     
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  8. ottodog

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    Quote:That is EXACTLY the one I was also looking at.......

    ....and then I found the same make/model slighty cheaper here:
    http://www.avianweb.com/brinseaminiincubators.html

    I am so conflicted! I swore I would never get involved in all the incubation & hatching drama! But now... now..... [​IMG]

    You can get it straight from Brinsea for $119 http://www.brinsea.com/prod-Mini_Advance_fully_digital_7_egg_incubator-230.aspx . I have one with 6 duck eggs in it right now. Temp is rock solid. I really wish I had gone with another Brinsea instead of the Rcom King Suro 20.
     
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  9. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    king suro 20 incubator ,,,, i love it
     
  10. DerbyChook

    DerbyChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:But, but, it would be sooooo educational for my children to observe..... Yeah, that's it. For the kids..... Maybe I can figure a way for them to get school credit or something [​IMG] Then I am a good mom, not a crazy chicken lady. And it is ON SALE!
     

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