is this good?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by boykin2010, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody???
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    No, in my opinion it's not a good incubator. I wasted a lot of good eggs in mine before I got fed up with it and got a hova-bator. Now I've got three Genesis 1588's and a 1590.
     
  4. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so hovabator is better in your opinion?
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    yes
     
  6. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not get it. The temperature went from 99F to 108F in two hours, it killed the whole batch. The knob that you use to regulate the temp is also very touchy. I wouldn't get it.
     
  7. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    I have a Little Giant incubator. All my own eggs hatch. Shipped eggs all failed. So, to me, it's a good bator. It holds temp great, humidity steady if it's still air. After I added my own DIY fan, the humidity is hard to keep steady.
    Guess I got lucky with mine.

    As for the temp knob, you have to watch it while setting it, after that, I had no issues. The room is kept steady too, which helps a lot. I did have temp spikes at first, but you should be letting the incubator run a few days to get it set up and going.
     
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  8. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't hatch more than 24 chicken eggs, check out the Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco. It is $99 and beginner proof. You can use some kind of block and slide side one end to other when you have time. There is no need to rotate one egg at a time. Good luck.
     
  9. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    Quote:I agree that you don't need the turner. I should of returned the turner when I could of. Next time, I'll just use a block under the incubator to 'turn' eggs. Much easier than opening it and turning each egg and far cheaper.
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    When I was looking for a bator, I heard all kinds of horror stories about the little giant. I would not do it.
     

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