Need advice on which to buy!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Twin Mom, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Twin Mom

    Twin Mom Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 19, 2010
    Floresville, Texas
    Funds are limited to ~$125.00 So which brand of bater do you all recommend? Also would you go still air or fan? Know I need turner. I've been trying to compare different ones and I'm not sure what would be best. Any and all thoughts please. Thanks from a newbie with lots of eggs to hatch!
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    brinsea has a 10% off code good till Friday posted on their facebook page right now.
  3. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2010
    I would say Brinsea too, the styrofoam ones are cheaper, but I believe hatch rates are better in Brinsea...
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I love my Brinsea mini advance. The brinsea website had the cheapest price.
  5. artathart

    artathart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2011
    A brinsea Mini advance is on sle for $119 plus 10% with coupon (Which will just cover shipping) the Eco is $64 but doesnt have a turner. The larger Octagon Eco is on sale right now for $99 but you would need the option turner which is $50+ shipping
  6. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2011
    Oak Grove AR
    Have you though about making one I did and it only ran me around $50, I still have work to do on mine to get it right but I have time.
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I have only had a brinsea. I have the 40 DX & I don't even look at the temp because every time I looked in the past it was always perfect. I just add water for the humidity. Its a sweet machine. Go to the April Hatch A Long & look at the hatches. Its like anything you get what you pay for.
  8. artathart

    artathart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2011
    Quote:I was thinking of getting the 40 DX but it doesnt have a digital thermometer or settins does it???
  9. Jake1297

    Jake1297 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    Western Maine
    I have a two Little Giants. One is still air with an egg turner used for incubation period. The other has circulation fan, this one is for lock down & hatching. Right now I am incubating in the still air with the turner in it. The temperature has been a steady 99F for the past 11 days. I have found them to both be very stable and reliable for a cheap incubator. If my hatches are off, I think the problem is most likely the egg not being fertile. Not the incubators. FYI, I don't touch the humidity while incubating, during lock down I'll bring it up to 55% to 60% humidity.

    Don't be afraid to buy the cheap Styrofoams, whether it's a Little Giant or Hovabator.
  10. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2011
    i bought a hovabator 1602. if i could do it over i would have gotten something better. my hatch was ok but i wish i had a fan at least. i would rather spend a little more and get something better. good luck

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