looking for a good incubator - need help

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  1. sunshinesfarm

    sunshinesfarm New Egg

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    hi,
    I'm looking for a new incubator for chicken/turkey eggs - I've seen a Genesis Hova-Bator incubators on Amazon but don't know if they are best or most recommended. I was thinking about getting this one with an automatic egg turner.
    any suggestions or comments? I've never used one before but would like to raise my own birds this year.

    thanks much!
    Susie
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Hatching eggs can be fun, I would get one with a turner, that way you don't have to open it up to turn the eggs. You can always build one yourself. :thumbsup
     
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. I have the Hovabator 1588 & love it; it's hatched out everything from chickens to peachicks with great results. I bought mine last year, but wish I'd waited because the newer version is supposed to be nicer. Like 4-H said, an auto turner is a big help & a calibrated hygrometer, too. You can check out the Incubator Reviews section on here to read other members' reviews of incubators.
    Good luck with incubating eggs - it's very addictive [​IMG]
     
  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Jakl

    Jakl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an ancient...big brown box one. it has circulated air and an automatic turner. It has one dial (used lightly here, it's a. L screw and a wing-nut) for the thermostat (heat), and another dial for the safety. I can get it set to stay within 1 degree with this simple arrangement.
    I love it, bought second hand at a chicken show.
    If I were to buy a new one, I would find one with a window, or port of some sort, so I could see inside without opening the door. I strongly suggest the automatic turner. Hygrometer, and good thermometer.
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I also have a Hova Bator 1588 and would buy another.
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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