New bator recommendations

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by celonecoop, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. celonecoop

    celonecoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2013
    I'm looking to get a new bator and need suggestions I'm borrowing my moms still air one and I would like to get my own now that I have chickens of my own so what are some suggestions like medium sized maybe digital?? There are so many options!!!!
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2013
    waverly ohio
    first before i make a recommendation, dont trust digital to be accurate just because its digital. i find the old fashioned wafer designed thermostats are way more reliable than any of the new digital setups over years of use.

    if you are familiar with hovabator, you can keep using them, they are one of the most cost effective methods. of course they don't last long with constant use. i have built wooden cabinets and move all the other stuff over after they wear out, and that works just fine.

    if hatching is something your planning on doing a lot of, look at brisnea incubators. they are a little more pricey, but everyone ive talked to that owns them loves them.

    i myself have a fairly large flock by most people's standards. I like the GQF Sportsman incubators. the larger size makes them easier to control the humidity and temp variations doesnt seem to affect it as much.

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