Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by willyronis, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. willyronis

    willyronis New Egg

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    I am new to the Poultry world.
    I am looking to buy a Incubator.
    What is the best one to buy. I will be hatching Call duck and Indian runner eggs, not on a huge scale, just a few.
    10 or 15.
     
  2. hayley3

    hayley3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a Hovabator. They have the ones with thermostats so you don't have to adjust the temperature and also come with forced air. You need to buy an egg turner also. I bought the 1588 and it came with egg turner and 30 quail eggs. It has a clear top so you can watch the hatch. The GQF site had the best deal too. Little Giant also makes incubators.
    Ebay has a lot of new ones of both brands for sale.



    Susie
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Some of us made our own.
     
  4. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made mine, but this is my first hatch, so I'm not sure how well it works yet. Good luck!
     
  5. User48

    User48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found a good one on Craig's List. It's a Lyons & was brand new. The fellow I bought it from was even willing to ship it for me. Just do your research beforehand so you know what it would cost to buy it new from a retailer. Mine is for the long-term (probably next spring) goal of hatching peacocks, which require more space (bigger eggs), so you may also want to do some research re: which incubator has the capacity to meet your goals re: breed.

    Good luck!

    Laura
     
  6. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be hatching Call duck and Indian runner eggs, not on a huge scale, just a few.
    10 or 15.

    LOL That is what we all thought. It startes out at a few and then IT GROWS!!!! I have one Little Giant, 2 home made, 1 I use all the time and another just for back up, and now my sister just gave me a Lyons T6, I am using that to hatch smaller numbers of eggs.. Point is once you start it only get bigger.. Go with the flow and dont fight it though, you wont win. I told the DH this spring that I was not going to hatch eggs this year and that I would just buy some chicks. I have hatched about 40 to 50 chicks now and still have about 4 to 5 dozen to go. 2 are in bators now and I still have eggs coming.. Good luck, Jenn
     

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