Need a recommendation for a good incubator....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MountainChickenMama, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking of incubating some eggs and wanted to know what brand/model that most people would recommend......Thanks in advance...
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
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    1588 with a turner....you can't go wrong
     
  3. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What brand is that?
     
  4. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, I need one that does the humidity for me, cause I am not good with that and my house is SUPER dry....
     
  5. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    It's a GQF Hovabator. It doesn't have a humidity pump, but it DOES have a plastic tray in the bottom, and if you follow the directions as to which one to fill when, it's fool proof. [​IMG]
     
  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    If you want to go ALL auto, go with a Brinsea, though for the same price, you can get TWO 1588s, WITH turners. [​IMG]
     
  7. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
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  8. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am only going to try to hatch 6-8 chicks at a time...I see the Brinsea mini's are like $350 on the website....can I find them cheaper?
     
  9. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have the Genesis w/ the turner and I've hatched so many batches I've lost count. I'm going to start using it as a hatcher for staggered hatches now as my new Brinsea Eco will be here Friday. I've heard alot of good feedback on the Brinsea too - I don't know how long the wait is now for them though.
     
  10. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:I doubt it alot. Most people that have them do not get rid of them. I've never seen a used one for sale...ever.

    I've done really small batches in my hovabator though, as small as 5...
     

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