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LITTLE GIANT Vs. HOVA BATOR

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yanks26, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please tell me people, which one is better? Give me your opinions.
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I have both. They both have worked well for me. My HB is an old one with a wafer. My LG is newer with no wafer. I hate the wafers and prefer the solid state one. I do know that for the best results with my LG I have to set it up for about 4 days before using to stabilize the temps.
     
  3. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very smart. I think I will do the same and use a little more electricity to stabilize the temps before putting the eggs in. Good idea!
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

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  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Now your going to get lots of opinions!!! I have a Hova circulated air model # 1583 and its the wafer type I prefer that incase of a break down easier to fix! I also have the turner with it.

    I have two old Lyons transparent hens that are still air and I have good hatches.
     
  6. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What does this term "wafer" mean that I keep hearing?
     
  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I have both. I have the turbo fan hova-bator & the still air LG. Although I MUCH prefer my Hova-bator to the LG. The LG is not as stable with the temps. It is best for reptile eggs, IMO
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Not to mention how cool they look!!
     
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:What does this term "wafer" mean that I keep hearing?

    A wafer is a round thing that is an older type of thermostat.
     
  10. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O ok thank you. Why do most incubators come in styrofoam? Doesnt that crack easily?
     

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