Need advice on buying an incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by riverswan, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. riverswan

    riverswan Out Of The Brooder

    I started raising chickens last spring and now would like to try incubating this year. I have been looking at various incubators but not sure if any are more reliable or any are to be avoided. One I am wondering about is the Rite Farm products, Model 2400 in particular. Any one have used these incubators and recommend them? Thanks.
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2015
    Southeast Alabama
    the GQF Hova-bators are tried and true, the 1602n is the best bang for the buck (add a fan and they are as good as any), the 1588 has a few more nicer features at a higher price.
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    I too would recommend the Hovabator over any other styro. The 1583 and the 1588 have the nice picture window. The 1583 is a bit cheaper and doesn't have the digital set up that the 1588 does.
  4. riverswan

    riverswan Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks for your replies, I ordered a bator from Peavey Mart that was on sale but it didn't come in for a few months so I ended up boring one from a friend and it worked well. I will search again for a bator next year.

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