Need Advice on Which Incubator to buy.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FrChuckW, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

    Sep 7, 2008
    Louisville, KY
    Okay, after checking out several websites, (including craigslist) it seems that Moyer Hatchery in Quakerstown PA has the best price on their tabletop incubators. Now for all you that have bators, and are experienced in using them I need your help in deciding which of the two models to buy. It is a toss up between the small window model with the turner and circulating fan or the large window model with the circulating fan.

    Here is the link to their page which shows what they have.

    http://www.moyerschicks.com/MC-Web/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=36


    Prices are supposed to include shipping and handling.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Edited to remove my comments. I didn't read your post thoroughly - sorry -
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2008
  3. urbanhatch

    urbanhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely get a forced air model. Much better hatches. I used both, the HovaBator retails for about $80 with fan.

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  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The one with the small windows does not have a circulating fan - it is a thermal (still air) bator.

    Get the one with the picture window. It has the circulating fan and will hold a more consistent temp.

    Jody
     
  5. Rocky4052

    Rocky4052 Out Of The Brooder

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    Darn! Those are good prices! Too bad I didn't find that. Would have got the one with the fan instead. Oh well, you win some, and you lose some.
     
  6. Patch of Heaven Farm

    Patch of Heaven Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] HI ya chuck...I agree w/ hinkjc from what I have read the forced air are better! Good luck!! [​IMG]
     
  7. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

    Sep 7, 2008
    Louisville, KY
    Okay thanks for all the advice people, I will go with the large picture window model with the fan.

    Thanks again
     

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