Is this a deal? Hovabator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by winstonsgrrrl, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. winstonsgrrrl

    winstonsgrrrl Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted an add on craigslist looking for an incubator. A guy in the next town over is offering a new in box Hova bator for $30. It does not have a fan in it. Good deal or no?
     
  2. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id say great deal and add my own fan

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    I bet i'm not to far away from you sooooooo if you decide not to buy it send me his e-mail address [​IMG]
     
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  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    If it's new, it's a good deal. I got lucky. My neighbor sold me a used one with a turner for $20. Then he had a garage sale and sold me another without a turner for $1!!!!!!
     
  4. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

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    Sounds like a good deal. Here's a list of parts from www.cutlersupply.com. Looks like a fan kit is $33.90.

    MIKE555444, you're soooo bad! [​IMG]
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I bet I'm closer who can get there faster LOL
     
  6. missfitch

    missfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Ohio and got a still air hovabator off craigs list for $25 used it, great hatch! well worth it and saved myself quite a bit, They are about 80.00 new! RUN for it
     
  7. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I have never seen one on craiglist probally should be looking more often. I'm up in Northcentral Ohio about 25 mins from Mansfield.
     
  8. winstonsgrrrl

    winstonsgrrrl Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought it last night! I'm now working on the temp, but I need to stop be Walmart and get a thermo/hygrometer and a water weasel. The hova bator looks good, though. Was never even out of the box!
     
  9. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats [​IMG]
     
  10. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    winstonsgrrrl,

    With just a little effort, and some "scrounging", you can put a "computer fan" in the hovabator at the same location as the original and you can avoid the cost of a "replacement fan". There are many posts here on "Backyard Chickens" that detail how you would do that.

    IF you choose to use this kind of fan and have any problems, feel free to send me a PM. I can explain it and perhaps provide pictures.

    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     

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