Looking for a used incubator

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  1. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking for a reliable, used incubator. I know this may be hard to come by on a chicken lover's website, but if you have an incubator (I'd love a Brinsea) that you would like to part with, please let me know.

    I am currently using a LG still air, and it's so inconsistent and I'm having horrible hatches with it. I lost about 30 eggs awhile back because the temp. spiked to 114 degrees!

    Thanks very much!
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Try putting the fan in it.They sell for around 35.00.The fan should hold it right at 99.5.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you mean a fan like a computer fan? I actually have an old computer that I was considering pulling the fan from. Would I put it inside or cut a hole in the incubator lid? Thanks!
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    No,they sell a fan for lgs and hovabators.Try www.cutlerssupply.com.Or even your local feed store may have them.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's right they make them especially for the LG but if you already have a computer that you can get a fan from then I'd definitely do that! Saves money & will help your LG for sure. Also I personally wouldn't cut a hole in the styrofoam, it would be unfortunate to cut it to big & it could also depreciate the value of your incubator by having a non factory made hole. I would just buy those extra strong Velcro strips from Walmart that you can stick anywhere & use them to attach the fan to the lid, you could look where the LG fan is supposed to go. Then get some chicken wire like the flooring to make a cover for the fan so the chicks can't come into contact...good luck (=
     
  6. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great idea! Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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