IS this homemade or real???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by josh_bigler, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. josh_bigler

    josh_bigler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im looking for another incubator and ran across this, it looks homemade but they claim its not?? hmm... http://kansascity.craigslist.org/grd/753165801.html i emailed them and this is the reply.......

    no it is not home made. it was made by G.Q.F. manufacturing company in Georgia,


    i know gqf has been around for a long time but wouldnt the waferboard absorb humidity??? tell me if im wrong please
     
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
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    Doesn't look like a "real" one to me.
     
  3. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a sportsman 1500 series and have seen also the older model 1200's and the one in the craigs list ad is definitely NOT an originial sportsman IMHO.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It's homemade.
     
  5. josh_bigler

    josh_bigler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i did not think so myself, im sure they are probably trying to get a bang for their buck, 300 bucks for that? i would have atleast used better material if it were me, but its a good idea to make one, but not to sell it and say its something its not.. thats my opinion
     
  6. My Little Sister's Farm

    My Little Sister's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't buy that !!! in fact, don't use particle board, it has formaldehyde in it and the eggs will die. I bought my sportsman from a person who spent $2k to build an incubator barn out of particle board and because of the formaldehyde, she had to pay another $3k for a second one to be built without particle board because she couldn't get the eggs to make it past d23-25 (emu eggs).
     
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  7. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    Would a straight-out-of-the-box styrofoam incubator harm the eggs? It smelled like plastic, but I didn't have time to let it air before I had to use it.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I have 4 or 5 of them. They work just fine.
     
  9. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
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    Out of curiosity, I looked up the GQF incubators, and found this. It's a newer model, and maybe better, but the quality looks ALOT better than the particle board , obviously home made one on craisgslist

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  10. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw one similar to this a couple days ago at my butcher. I am not sure of the breed.
     

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