Is this a good beginner incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Abby32922, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. Abby32922

    Abby32922 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I just got some chickens for 4-H and was hoping to breed them so I was researching incubators and found this one. Has anyone had any good or bad experiences with incubators like this one? Can anyone give me some tips? Thanks! ;)
     
  2. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you provide a make and model of the incubator?

    I recommend these 2:
    GQF Genesis
    Brinsea ECO 20
     
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    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I've heard bad things about the cheap, imported incubators. If you buy a Brinsea, they keep their value very well. I bought mine as a warehouse deal on Amazon to save a few bucks. It works great, I often use it as a hatcher for my very expensive ($700) cabinet incubators -- for my most valuable eggs.
     
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    I can't really spend much, I'm just doing this as part of a 4-H project. Are there any good ones under $100?
     
  6. aliequack05

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    I use the farm innovators model 2150digital still air incubator I have used it twice and it's the best they sell an automatic turner seperate from it but it's an extra 40 bucks so I just turn them by hand definitely recommend this one
     
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    How much is it?
     
  8. Janet L

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    I have a Little Giant still air incubator and have done three successful hatches with it. We bought it at our local farm store for around $50 and also purchased the automatic egg turner for about the same price. So for under $100 I'm very happy with it.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I highly recommend the Incuview from Incubator Warehouse.
    http://incubatorwarehouse.com/incuview-egg-incubator.html

    It's pretty much plug it in, set your eggs and wait. It is rock solid. Never have had a temp spike or drop. You do need to have a separate humidity gauge in the incubator, the one that is built in isn't really accurate. I usually get an 80 to 90 percent hatch rate every time. And the customer service is amazing. It comes with a 1 year, unlimited warranty. No hassles. If something breaks they send you a replacement part right away. And replacing components is as easy as removing a couple screws. Easy to clean too. And durable. Mine fell off a kitchen counter, onto a tile floor, and it still works just fine.
     
  10. Abby32922

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    That one looks pretty good, but a little outta my price range. I'm looking to spend less than $100
     

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