Incubators Who Has What Brand and How Do you Like It?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickensInMyYard, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. I need a new incubator stat. I'm sort of leaning towards the Brinsea 40.

  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    I've got the Brinsea Eco 20. I'm only 10 days into my first hatch, but I'm pretty happy with it so far. My main concern was being able to keep the temp. stable because I've got an old drafty house. So far so good, no weird temp. swings like my friend had with her Little Giant. I absolutely *love* the fact that I can turn the eggs without opening the incubator. Because of the octagon shape you just tilt it from side to side. It's so easy I've decided I'm not going to buy the auto-turn cradle for it. Going over to tilt it the opposite direction gives me a chance to check the temp. and humidity too.
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2010
    Southern Oklahoma
    I have an Rcom mini. It holds temperature and humidity Very well. I have heard the other bigger Rcom incubators are very good. I don't know for sure, but I think the Brinsea's are cheaper. I have a Brower Top Hatch, the thermostat went out, I added a different light fixture and new thermostat, but even when the original thermostat was working, It was a poor incubator.

    I have a Little Giant incubator, and It isn't good either. I have a fan added to it as well.
    I just recently acquired a vintage round metal incubator (Brower 846) Very pleased with it, I got 18 chicks out of 21 fertile eggs.

    I have 2 homemade incubators a cooler incubator, and a cabinet incubator. I (of course) love them both.

    I have 83 eggs in the cabinet incubator as I type. My cabinet incubator air temperature fluctuates from 99.9 to 100.2.

    I have the digital incubator ware house thermometer to measure temperature.

    My cooler incubator is my hatcher. I am VERY pleased with it. The air temperature fluctuates from 99.7 to 100.4
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012
  4. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2010
    Hudson, MA
    I have a Hova-bator Genesis, love it!! I splurged for the auto turner too. Currently has 25 Welsummer eggs in it too!
  5. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    I have a Cabinet Incubator and Cabinet Hatcher made by Dickey. They look like a GQF But they are wood and they hold temp very well! They are a little cheaper than GQF also.

  6. bwalden

    bwalden Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Jan 16, 2012
    I've got a Little Giant model 9200 with auto egg turner. Several years old but still works pretty well. Only thing I need for it is the fored air fan for better circulation. My mom has two of the same models and one of them is over 20 years old and actually works better than her newer one. It's just a styrofoam chest type bator but overall I would recommend to anyone looking for something under $150 with egg turner and air fan.
  7. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I have two Brinsea 20 Advanced....with turners (I'm not home enough to turn three times a day).

    I love them!!! Rock solid on temps and humidity.

    I literally put the eggs in, remove them from the turner on day 18, add more water, and on day 21 I magically have chicks.

    Easy peasy!
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    I have a Brinsea 20 Eco and I love it! Just bought a GQF 1502 Sportsman and believe I'm already seriously in love with this one! Just put my first batch on lockdown while I still have 3 other batches in there!! [​IMG] Love that aspect of it!!
  9. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2008
    Me too. And I love them both. Mine hold temp and humidity exactly where I want them. I like the fact that they are stackable to save space which is a big deal when you have seperate unites.

  10. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    Yeah that is a great thing about them! I used to stack mine but i have them on a table with my mealworm farm underneath the table. They are great!


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