please help w/ Incubator Brands and Prices

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DementedHam, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm going to get an incubator! My parents agreed to it, but now I would like to ask all of you for help.

    Maxixmum price range is like $120

    The ideal number of eggs I'd like this bator to hold would be 18 [12 MINIMUM and 24 MAXIMUM; knowing me, if there's more room i'ma stick more eggs [​IMG]]

    ((Also interested in an egg turner))

    If anyone has a great incubator that is reliable and durable please let me know the price, capacity, and brand.

    Additional comments (and pictures) are always welcome.

    Thank You. [​IMG]
     
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  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    if you can go on ebay. you can get a brower top hatch or a GQF 1588

    [​IMG] I used the brower and love it. I plan to buy the 1588 soon

    sorry forgot: the brower holds 50 standard eggs but the con is that it flashes when the heat is on and the moter is annoying. Pros are is that its dishwasher safe and easy to clean
     
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  3. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    For exactly $120 you can go to ebay and get a Hova Bator 1588 Genesis. This includes shipping. They are preset and I LOVE mine.
     
  4. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your help hypnofrogstevie and AussieSharon.

    Any places besides ebay though? I don't know how willing my parents would be to creating an account.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can go to GQF, the manufacturer of Hovabator , and order the 1588 directly. I do not think you need to buy from a middleman. When you buy direct they have first rate customer service.

    Once you get your bator save up all your dimes and nickles and get yourself a turner to go with it.
     
  6. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MissPrissy: I went to the website but it doesn't say if it comes with that humidity-masurer-thing, does it?
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    None of the incubators on this scale come with a hydrometer. Go to Walmart. You will be able to find an accurite digital thermometer/hydrometer with probe for about $12. Don't rely on the cheap little nic-nac types. You can go to pet smart and get one of those they use in reptile cages as well.
     

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