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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SassyChix, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. SassyChix

    SassyChix In the Brooder

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    has anyone used one of these incubators. Im considering it for a first incubator. thanks!
     

  2. thasista

    thasista Songster

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    I have a farm innovators, but not sure of the model number. I have had no trouble with it. I use it as a hatcher and haven't had to adjust the temp at all and there have been some temp fluctuations in my house.
     
  3. SassyChix

    SassyChix In the Brooder

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    Thanks! Ive been doing a lot of looking and this one includes the egg turner and an egg candler. The price isnt bad either. I dont want so spend a fortune right off the bat.
     
  4. HappyBC

    HappyBC In the Brooder

    I bought this exact one for my first incubator last month. It has worked perfectly. The only suggestion I would make is to get a good thermometer and hygrometer as the one that is installed is not accurate.
    Yesterday and today, I have hatched out my very first chicks..and it held its temperature throughout. For the price..I think its a great value.
     
  5. SassyChix

    SassyChix In the Brooder

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    Someone else had said the same thing about it being off. thanks! What did you use?
     
  6. HappyBC

    HappyBC In the Brooder

    I actually poked a digital meat thermometer through the styrofoam. I just leave it there all the time and just switch it on to check the temp.
     
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  7. skylarms

    skylarms Chirping

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    I'm using one now. Definitely get a separate temp/humidity gauge. It does fluctuate in temp and I'm really hoping the babies are okay. I couldn't handle it and bought a really nice incubator used. If course, now day 11, temps are holding better. I am definitely going to keep it and use it as my Hatcher. For the money, I think it is a good buy. I got mine for 120.
     

  8. Windy Way Farms

    Windy Way Farms Hatching

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    Forget the candler, don't trust the thermostat or the hygrometer. Buy a large display lcd dual thermometer and hygrometer. The adjustment dial is very sensitive. Don't get picky with it and be patient. Love mine.
     
  9. SassyChix

    SassyChix In the Brooder

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    I have only seen it in pictures. It say it is plastic. Where is the styrofoam? I work at Radioshack I have access to all kinds of thermometers/hygrometers.
     
  10. HappyBC

    HappyBC In the Brooder

    Its styrofoam with a plastic shell
     

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