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R.I.P 15 Year old Hovabator Finally kicked the bucket...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tristancolli, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well like the title says my 15 year old hovabator died today thermostat and heater died and im on the hunt for a new one. I have a spending limit of 150$ and i want a forced air. and Suggestions?!?!?!?
     
  2. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's wrong with making your own? Not in a mean way just wondering!!!
     
  3. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i have followed instructions or 4 different homemade ones and i have just never goten one good enough. I have never had a good hatch rate out of them but this 15 year old one i have always atleast a 93% hatch rate so im looking for another one.
     
  4. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh. With my homemade bators I usually get 99% hatches. Where did you get ur old one?
     
  5. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got it from my grandmother who ha since passed on so i can't even ask her wher she got it.
     
  6. Bobby65

    Bobby65 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would think if the old one lasted 15 years and had That good of a hatch rate I would stick with the same kind. Not sure what it cost maybe sell some eggs and save up for what you want.
     
  7. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh.........
     
  8. knit2btried

    knit2btried New Egg

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    We just got a Hovabator from IncubatorWarehouse.com in the $40 price range. Haven't used it yet.
     
  9. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I loved my hovabator. I think im going to get the new 1588 with digital thermostat. But im in canada and to ship from Incubatorwarehouse its another 40$ + its kinda rediculous. there isnt anywhere in ontario really to get one it sucks.
     
  10. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.berryhill.ca/product_p/1588r.htm $189
    Berry Hill Limited
    75 Burwell Rd.
    St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada N5P 3B5
    Ph: (519) 631-0480 FAX: (519) 631-8935
    Toll Free: 1-800-668-3072
    www.BerryhillLimited.com

    Pretty pricey up there though. I just ordered the 1588 from GQF with auto turner, quail rails, and 30 eggs for 200. The unit by itself was 135.
     

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