Recommend a good incubator please...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 4HMomma, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. 4HMomma

    4HMomma Out Of The Brooder

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    We have been using an old "see through hen" 60's incubator. It works fine, we have a decent hatch rate (between 80-90) but we want to be able to set more and this only sets 20 if your using smaller eggs. We want to find something cheaper, like under $100. Any recommendations or definately stay away froms?

    This is pretty much what we've been using, except ours has a mesh bottom. Its as simple as it gets.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Transparent-Hen...744?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45f92af630
     
  2. doxies1

    doxies1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to find anything under a hundred but hoavbator is the way to go, unless you want a D.I.Y. bator. Even with a DIY , unless you make your own turner you are close to the hundred. That said , I like the NEW THE GENESIS 1588 INCUBATOR LARGE VIEW WINDOW GQF. with turner it holds 42 eggs. It come preset and does a good job of keeping temp stable. It's nice that you can see what is going on also. I'm not a fan of wafer thermostats but if you can deal with that you can get the GQF Model 1586 Turbofan Picture Window for a hundred bucks.
     
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  3. Rebecky54

    Rebecky54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. doxies1

    doxies1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both the brinsea eco 20 and the hovabator 1588 and I'd trade the brinsea for the hovabator 1588 in a heartbeat. I've offered on this forum and no-one has taken me up on it. More bang for your buck with Hovabator and less hassle seting odd numbers of eggs.
     
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