Recommend An Incubator For Me

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dangerouschicken, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Okay, I won fertilized EE eggs in a photo contest here, and I want to hatch them out. They should be coming to me in the next few weeks.

    Here's the thing: I haven't hatched eggs before, and I need to buy an incubator. What should I be looking for? Any particular ones you would recommend? And if so, where might I purchase that particular incubator?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The Genesis 1588! It is blonde proof, which I needed, and everyone that I know that has one loves it! It comes with the temp. preset. All you have to do is add water, plug it in and wallah! It's truly that easy! I have never had to adjust the temp. on it. It stays steady at 100 - 101 every hatch! Cutler supply ships quickly and is the least expensive. I would get the bator, turner combo. [​IMG]
     
  3. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    By saying combo, do you mean that it has an automatic turner, or do I have to turn them?
     
  4. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree! [​IMG] you better get it quick. I could ship tomorrow. You let me know when you are ready for them. Well, when you get your bator! [​IMG]
     
  5. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I 2nd the Genesis from Cutler Supply. You can buy the turner also or turn by hand.
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I mean the auto turner. Sorry for the confusion! The auto turner will hold 42 eggs and is very convenient. I wouldn't do it without one. So, the combo would be the bator + the auto turner. [​IMG]
     
  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Thanks! I am a strawberry blonde, so I can't afford to make dumb mistakes.

    Harley, I will let you know when it's coming after I order the bator tonight.

    You guys are all great [​IMG]
     
  8. homeandbarnbasics

    homeandbarnbasics Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a third vote for the Genesis 1588 and turner. It is a great little incubator and takes alot of the guesswork out of incubating. I can't say anything bad about Cutler's Supply, they are a great company, but give our site a look too. BYC members get a 5% discount at checkout by using coupon code BCY5 at checkout.

    www.homeandbarnbasics.comhttp://www.homeandbarnbasics.com

    Whereever you get your incubator, good luck hatching!!!

    Thanks
    Tony
     
  9. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I second the 1588 with automatic turner. Its fabulous easy and works great.
     
  10. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

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