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Incubators, Which one is the best?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silver Silkie, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Silver Silkie

    Silver Silkie Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been looking for an incubator that will hold about 30-40 eggs, is fairly good for a budgeted income, and has a high hatch rate.
    Please put out your opinion!!! (Please include the pricing too).
    Thanks!
     
  2. Magilla

    Magilla Out Of The Brooder

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    We have the same needs. I spent a ton of time researching before deciding on the HovaBator Genesis 1588 Advanced Egg Incubator Combo Kit from incubatorwarehouse.com. It seems to have the most positive reviews for a sub $200.00 unit that will hold more than 24 chicken eggs.

    If you buy it from their ebay store you get a 2 year warranty.

    Hope this helps and good luck with your hatch!
     
  3. Magilla

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    Oops! Forgot the price, I paid $184.00 with free shipping. :)
     
  4. Silver Silkie

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    Thanks for the input!
     
  5. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the hovabator. If you don't get the fan or turner its real cheap $80 ish.
     
  6. malan37209

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    3-4 silkies and you have the best incubator ever.

    depending on where you are, you can find 4-5 silkies for $200

    high hatch rate

    no need to worry about power outages

    no need for a brooder after hatch

    no turning needed.

    no need for a climate controlled room

    just feed and water, and you can literally set them in a closet and they will go broody once they see 9-12 eggs.

    small silkie will fit 12 small eggs under her. 20 quail eggs, or 8 large eggs.

    edit;, I forgot to mention the best part is if you have a male silkie, you can make more incubators LOL.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2014
  7. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    muscovy ducks are also great an they will sit for 35 days
     

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