Octagon 10 Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hobobrando, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. hobobrando

    hobobrando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to start incubating eggs and I'm in the process of looking at incubators. I wondered if anyone has had any experience with the Octagon 10 Incuabator? Is it worth the money or should I just buy a hovabator?
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have the octagon 40, almost the same, except the 40 holds more eggs. The temps stay consistant, and dont vary. I always get amazing hatches in that incubator.
     
  3. hobobrando

    hobobrando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm seriously considering buying one but... I could buy a hovabator with a turner for less then what i would pay for the Octagon 10 which has me wondering if the hovabator would be better for first time hatching.
     
  4. greenwing

    greenwing New Egg

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    Hey, Hoborando, that quote was pretty funny. My dad asked me once, if a tree falls in the woods and no one was there, does it make a sound? I think that's how that goes, i WOULD worry about your sister. LOL!
    I bought a hovobator first time with a turner, just make SURE to read all the instructions about putting the eggs in, big side up, and watch the humidity!! THAT IS ALL IMPORTANT! Good luck! Carol
     
  5. hobobrando

    hobobrando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the information, I think because I'm new to inqubating eggs i will get the hovabator.

    Carol,
    Trust me I worry quite alot about my sisters sanity, hopefully she will move out soon and i will get to move into her bedroom. Then i will turn my room ito my new hatchery... [​IMG]
     
  6. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
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    If you're gonna go with an Octagon, get a 40 not a 10. You'll regret it if you do.

    I have 2 1588's and have been very happy with them, I'd suggest getting one of those.

    I've used both 'bators side by side before and got great hatches with both. The key is learning and knowing the 'bator.


    Good luck, and see ya Saturday [​IMG]
     
  7. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    I have a pro-20. Not sure if they make them anymore. Mine has the auto turner and humidity module. I love it.
     

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