Opinion needed on R-com digital incubators

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  1. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Looking at bators and came across a nice R-com Digital incubator...anyone have or use one of these? pros cons? Gonna be hatching some Jeresy Giant eggs!
     
  2. gabrielle1976

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  3. Chickiebabyfluff

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    [​IMG]it is this one!!
     
  5. gabrielle1976

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    Lets see
    Fleming outdoors does have them and has a 10 off coupon code they have theres here (they charge shipping)
    http://www.flemingoutdoors.com/r-com-digital-egg-incubators.html

    Stromburgschickens has them to there a little bit more here but the shipping is free.
    http://www.strombergschickens.com/product/Rcom-Mini/advanced-incubators

    This place has them the cheapest so far. But I dont know about there shipping costs
    http://rcom-incubator.com/


    Customer Reviews

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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    [​IMG]Good for chickens
    By L. Costanza
    I bought this incubator with the EZ scope about six months ago. I am a teacher and used it to hatch chicks. The R-Com was great, but the EZ scope was a waste of money. It only shows about the size of a dime and to see the chicken moving and veins you are better off with an LED candler for a lot less money. The incubator was super easy and automated just like it says. The downside is it says it hatches other types of eggs. I am using duck eggs and there's no way it can fit 3 eggs and still turn. Hence I am down to 2 eggs and hoping they are successful as the hatch rate is not 100% no matter what incubator you use. Also the R-Com says it has a nest when they hatch. This is actually the box and there is no light that comes with it so it's misleading. Plan on buying a small cage and heat lamp yourself. This would be the perfect product for me if it held 5 eggs since not all hatch and was set up for bigger eggs. Overall everything worked and the chickens were super easy.
    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    [​IMG]Poor egg turning design.
    By Nancy M. Thibodeau
    The first eggs I placed in the Rcom were three Appleyard duck eggs. They were tight fitting but all of them hatched. I was so pleased i purchased another incubator. The second batch were Rouen Duck eggs and only two hatched but I don't believe the problem was the incubator. I am very fussy and they were cleaned, sterilized and packed away in original boxes for the winter. This year I wiped them down and turned them on for another batch of duck eggs--only one worked. The other one was beeping and not reading the temperature. I did all I could to try and set it back to factory settings but it is not working. I went ahead and ordered another incubator right away. Neither of the two I own now turn the eggs. They slip all over and fail to turn. I ordered a bigger egg tray because I thought maybe my eggs were to big. When the egg trays came one of the tray rollers were frozen and broke. So now I have two more trays on order. I am seriously thinking of getting rid of these and ordering something more reliable especially if you only get one year/two batches of eggs out of them. I have to manually turn the eggs three times a day. Poor egg turning design. The older one is now making grinding noises but I don't dare take the eggs out at this stage. I am considering another brand like the Brinsea--they have good reviews.

    Here is a link to reviews as well
    http://www.avianweb.com/rcomminireviews.html

    Almost any product no matter how good will have the occasional bad review but there shoudnt be alot. I usually do an avrage I find as many review on as many diffrent sites as I can and try to avrage it all out if it gets 5 starts on one sight but 2 on another I keep looking and in the end if I read 25 reviews and it gets an avrage 4 stars Im good , Im more likely to buy something that has a better avrage then something that has really good rievews just from two or three people.If that makes sense. Sorry Im probly giveing you more info then you wanted consdiering I hvent used it .
     
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  6. FinelyFeathered

    FinelyFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gabrielle1976 i can't thank you enough for this info!! I'm thinking for the money that i would invest in this one and it only holds such a small amount of eggs i think i should get something bigger! I like the digital aspect of this one. But i have also been hearing alot about the Brinsea brand bators. This would be perfect tho if i would only be hatching a few eggs. *Sigh* Decisions Decisions!! Thank you for sharing this with me. What kind of bator do you use?
     
  7. gabrielle1976

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    Well how many eggs would you like to hatch at a time .
     
  8. Chickiebabyfluff

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    no more then 6
     
  9. gabrielle1976

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    http://www.brinsea.com/prod-Mini_Advance_fully_digital_7_egg_incubator-230.aspx Have to pay shipping

    http://chickensforbackyards.com/Brinsea-Mini-Advance-Incubator-10426CB.htm Free shipping makes it cheaper then above I think

    http://www.strombergschickens.com/product/Mini-Advance-Incubator/brinsea-incubator-sale Free shipping , I think that makes it a doller more then the one above it


    Product Rating:[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Date Posted: 2012-03-12 10:29:48
    Mini incubator
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    Totally awesome incubator! Works great, reliable, and fun.
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    Back in September we were very proud to announce that our Mini Advance incubator and OvaScope egg scope had won 2011 Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Award for the Classroom.

    This annual program was first introduced in 1994 and has become one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the educational market. A panel of teachers across the country evaluates each product in the classroom.
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The products are evaluated in real life situation on quality, instructional value, ease of use and innovation and Brinsea’s Mini incubator and OvaScope scored highly on all counts. We really could not ask for better reviews.
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  10. FinelyFeathered

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    Hi gabielle! thank you for this info!! I am gonna go with a the larger one simply because if i get the smaller one and decide i want to hatch more then im stuck with the bigger one i can do a small or large hatch!! thank you so much for sharing this info !!
     

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