Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by good ole boy, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. good ole boy

    good ole boy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2011
    sharpsburg, kentucky
    i am looking into maybe purchasing a incubator that will hold up to 40 hen eggs at a time, i need it to have a automatic turner. i need some ideas on which ones to look at that is`nt to expensive if all possible. all help would be appreciated. thank you
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you thought about building your own? Might save you some $.

    I have a Brinsea that I like but it was not cheap.
  3. admhotel

    admhotel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2010
    Rome, Ny
    A hova-bator is probley your best bet. The autoturner holds 42 eggs. If you want one that is pre-set go with the 1588 genesis. The best price I found online was at We have the 2362 that has the smaller windows but w/fan. You also have to adjust the thermostat, but it is not hard to use and is pretty cheap.
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    LG? Is only $40 where I live. I think it could hold 40 eggs. I fit about

    30 eggs in mine with no problem. Oh and the turner to it is also $40.


  5. good ole boy

    good ole boy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2011
    sharpsburg, kentucky
    thanks for your advice i appreciate it very much
  6. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    I second the genesis 1588. I have had other brands have temp spikes and loose the whole batch. they may be a little more expensive but if you are hatching expensive eggs it is worth it. or you can take the crazy chicken person plunge and buy a Dickey that holds 300 [​IMG]
  7. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Build your own! You can make it huge, pretty and all that. I can't wait until I can build a wooden bator! But this cooler bator is wonderful, knock on wood it continues doing so well!

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