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Need advice on incubators for chicken eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Momma on a Mission, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Momma on a Mission

    Momma on a Mission Out Of The Brooder

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    I would love to get an incubator that can hold up to 12-20 eggs. I have no clue what to do since Im new to this. What would you suggest and does anyone have a incubator they need to sell?
     
  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I don't know much about the Brinsea incubators. I have an LG and a couple of Hova-Bators. I incubate in a cabinet incubator and use the tabletops as hatchers. The Hova-Bators are better at holding the humidity where I want it. The people who do buy Brinsea's do like them a lot. It really depends on what you want to spend, how many eggs you want to hatch and if you want a turner or not, a thermometer/hygrometer for temperature and humidity. Once you start hatching you will probably become addicted like many of us are, so my advice to you would be get the largest incubator you can afford you may only want to hatch a dozen eggs now but you may want to do 2 or 3 dozen in future hatches. Just like a Lay's potato chip, "you can't eat just one". The same principle applies to hatching, once you do your first hatch you will probably want to do more... I love hatching. [​IMG]
     
  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Hovabator 1588 and absolutely LOVE it because it's so brain-dead easy to use.

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