Incubator Wanted:::::Found one

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Acre of Blessings, May 18, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Does any one have an incubator at a really good price which includes shipping. PM me and I'll see what I can do. thanks
     
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  2. chickychee

    chickychee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Hovabator 1602N with automatic turner and circulated air for $100 plus shipping. Would be a really good starter incubator. Holds 42 eggs with the turner.
     
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I have found an incubator. Our local farm Supply store had 1 left for $49.99. Thanks to you who responded.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you found an LG for $50 in a store that is over priced for the basic model. They usually run about $39.

    Save your money and get a better one - the Hovabator.
     
  5. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    I have two lg's I was thinking of putting on ebay. I can give you a good price. I really prefer the hovabators but if somebody wants these let me know.
     
  6. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    What is the difference between an lg and a hovabator? Since my broody went bust I am seriously thinking about it.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The LG is the very basic bottom of the line for a small hobby incubator. They can be tricky to operate but once you get it working for you it can do the job. Too many beginners using LG's are having too many problems and failed hatched due to temp spikes and other problems.

    The Hovabator 1588 costs more but it has a preset solid state type thermostat that doesn't need adjusting. It is preset for 100 degrees. It is as simple as plugging it in and adding eggs and water.

    There are precautions you can take with the LG like keeping a new wafer on hand, using a surge protector, putting it in a closet with stable temps and very littl foot traffic, etc but just too many people have too much trouble with them and for a little more you can buy a better bator.
     
  8. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    Thanks MissPrissy, sounds to complicated and I will be off my medical leave shortly and back to work so will be gone all day. If I do not have any luck with a broody hen I can only imagine what I would have with the lg. Thanks again.
     

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