incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FarmalI, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. FarmalI

    FarmalI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best incubator to get?
    Still air or circulated air incubator?
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Circulated air incubators are usually better, BUT

    What incubator you decide is best is very much dependent on your individual needs.

    Some are more durable, some are easier to clean, some are easier to add water to, some are loads more expensive than others.

    It is a very frustrating thing to try to decide which to buy.

    My best suggestion is to start reading as many incubator reviews that you can find, and then decide which incubator will fit your needs best.
     
  3. FarmalI

    FarmalI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what you think about Havabator incubators?
     
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I really don't know anything about them.

    I have actually only used one incubator, and it is a relatively unknown brand.

    It finally stopped working, and I decided to replace it with a Brinsea. But, I can't incubate anything in the Brinsea for at LEAST three more weeks, the wait is going to kill me. [​IMG] (I don't want to take care of chicks when it is still freezing up here)
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Incubators with fans are considered better as they wont have cold spots, at least not as large or as many. People have excellent success with still airs though. The trick with them is to measure temp at top level of eggs and set it to 101-102F.

    The best bang for the buck in my opinion is Hovabator. Still air or with fan, they have the extremely reliable user friendly wafer thermostat. Love mine.


    Two used, excellent condition, with fan up for auction now (new these are $80 free shipping):

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1602N-HOVA-...157?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a8c069e55

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/GQF-HOVA-BA...542?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19e926b186

    New still air $50 w/ free shipping:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/GQF-HOVA-BA...303?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c3d0621af
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2014

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