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OVA-Easy Cabinet Vs. GQF Sportsman

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BigByrd24, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I am looking into buy a bigger Bator, and I am thinking of one of this two. [​IMG] [​IMG] What the different? Better hatching? I hope some of you great folks out there can help me make up my mind.. I know it will be tough but someone will be able to do it. [​IMG]
    Thanks Tim
     
  2. camalianus

    camalianus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are very good, but the Ova is preferred by professional for its accuracy. The humidity system of the Ova is kind a expensive, but its very professional. On the other hand the humidity system of Sportsman is just a bucket on top of the incubator. I was debating between the two and somebody in this forum recommended the Ova over the sportsman and I am very satisfied. I've notice the Ova 190 is on sale. Check the Brinsea website.[​IMG]
     
  3. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi we Have had both, and the ova easy is gone, sticking with the qgf sportsman.
    Had some troubles with the turner rod on the inside back of machine, this started with in the beginning of the second year of having and using it heavily, took it apart numerous times while in use, it would run then stick at the end of the turning cycle, no oil in the world would have helped, as the nuts on the end of the rod would bind up. called brinsea many times they would not help in any matter [​IMG]. so i modified it to work properly, needless to say i got rid of it.

    Also the magnets on the door of ova easy kept coming off as they are glue on with cheap glue, so i epoxied them on. [​IMG]

    Now we purchased the ova easy when it first came out, so there may have been some recalls on the first models, the folks we purchased it from were the only dealers of it and they were on ebay and there business is in FL, they were no help as well., but brinsea was not in anyway willing to help in these matters and i told them i would never recommend this particular bator to anyone..

    Dickie bators work as good as the gqf cabinets.

    Charlie
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2009
  4. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try a Dickey!!! Mine should be here next week![​IMG]
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    We have 3 sportsmans, no complaints what so ever. They are great.
     
  6. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    I would go with the Sportsman, we have 2 and never any problems out of either.

    Steve in NC
     
  7. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I love my Sportsman and I've heard good things about the Dickeys as well.
     
  8. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Branch, La
    Dickey!![​IMG]

    Paula
     
  9. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks you all. [​IMG] After a lot of [​IMG] I made my mind up. [​IMG] It is the Sportsman. [​IMG]
    I got one order now straight from GQF. [​IMG] Thanks everyone [​IMG] Tim
     
  10. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    good choice, did you get the auto water? It's worth the extra $, that way you don't have to open the door until it's time to stop turning. And on a side note, the first one we got totaly paid for itself in less than 6 months by selling the chicks it hatched. The 2nd one was even quicker.

    Steve in NC
     

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