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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenExtreme, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new at the incubator thing and was wanting opinions on the( Little Giant Still Air Incubator) VS (Hova Bator Incubator) Hatching success rate???? Temperature Control???? Over all Durability ????
     
  2. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did the hovabator 1588 genesis. It's a little bit more expensive than some of your other incubators but I was really happy with it. It was really cool hatching eggs that my rooster and hens produced, quite the experience. I wish I had more land and could afford to feed more birds... I would use the thing every month. I do recommend the automatic turners.. there are those who say they are against them so they can feel closer to their birds and that is fine.. but for me I just couldn't turn the eggs three times every single day. I only ever did one set of eggs, out of 42 eggs 28 made it to lockdown and 22 hatched, two died during the zipping stage, bad luck. I was unusually lucky, 20 hens and 2 roosters.
     
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  3. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I would love to start out with that kind of luck [​IMG]. Not to sound silly, but what is lockdown? And what is the zipping stage? [​IMG]
     

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