Incubator recommendations?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenmom64, May 18, 2011.

  1. chickenmom64

    chickenmom64 New Egg

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    My first chicken egg hatch left me disappointed. I used the Little Giant model with the egg turner and the fan additions. Out of 35 eggs, only 12 hatched. [​IMG] What I found with the Little Giant is that it is so difficult to regulate and maintain the temperature. There were constant inexplicable temperature fluctuations. I even bought an expensive thermometer and hygrometer and watched temperature and humidity like a hawk.

    What I would like is an incubator that has a thermostat, so that you set it at 99.5 degrees and that's where it's going to stay. Is there such a thing for under $200.00? I am eager to give it another go, but obviously not with that particular brand of incubator.
     
  2. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    www.brinsea.com

    I have the Brinsea Eco 20 and it works great. A lot of people on here have been getting them.
     
  3. chickenmom64

    chickenmom64 New Egg

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    Thank you! What is your average hatch rate with this? Is it easy to add water for humidity?
     
  4. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

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    I'm only on my 3rd hatch but I think I was at 85% with the first two. To fill the water you have to pour in between the eggs or remove the tray. Some people slide a small hose thru the vent and fill with a syringe.
     

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