Kid's Mini Incubator Feedback

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlover456, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. chickenlover456

    chickenlover456 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 14, 2009
    Bay Area, CA
    I was recently given a little incubator--it's still in the box--but I'm hesitant to use it. I've gotten mixed feedback about the quality and hoped for some solid reveiws.

  2. jaybme

    jaybme Chillin' With My Peeps

    What kind is it? Do you know the name or Brand?

    Or can you describe it?
  3. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Don't use it. Any of those cheap little incubators that only hold 2-3 eggs don't work. Getting something to hatch out in them is like squeezing blood from a stone, you can't do it.

    A Little Giant Still Air is only 40 bucks. If you are going to use anything, invest in one of them. If you only want to use it once, you can put it on craigslist and get the money back.

    Whatever you use, just make sure you do your research first.
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Is it the one with the clear domed top, holds 3 eggs?
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Try a search on the board in the blue bar above. Try "mini bator" "dome bator" " three egg bator" and so on. There are a few threads about them. General consensus is that it's not worth it's weight in last years newspaper.
  6. chickenlover456

    chickenlover456 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 14, 2009
    Bay Area, CA
    That's the one. Its manfactured by GFQ. it looks pretty flimsy to me, it's a small yellow base with a plastic cover. I think I'll stay clear of that one.
  7. PoultryScienceAggie

    PoultryScienceAggie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2008
    College Station, TX
    When I was 12, I started hatching chicks. That was the first incubator that I used. It worked great for me....I usually got 2 out of the 3 eggs to hatch.
  8. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2009
    South Carolina
    Unfortunately, the 3-4 egg dome-type incubator didn't work for me (40 years ago).
  9. jaybme

    jaybme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agreed- the cheap small ones are too sensitive to room temp changes.

    I bought the cheap $20 dome one first, way back when I first started, and it was a nightmare- getting up to adjust the temps all night and then checking all day to adjust it. Nothing hatched.

    My current incubator also holds 3 eggs, but it cost a MINT- $150+, and was worth every penny. I actually have two and have used them for three years in my classroom, and at home. Totally different experience than the dome one- hatches 75% to 100%.
  10. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Quote:Its junk. My kids were given one. I wouldnt even let them use it and bought a 1602N. But i used the yellow doom bator as a isolation area for newly hatched chicks with problems, such as a not fully absorped yolks that have to kept away from the others.

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