Recommendations for small incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by michickenwrangler, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    DH gave me the go ahead to get an incubator. Since our red sex link hens have not shown the slightest inclination to go broody, I doubt that they would hatch their own eggs.

    Capacity: 12-20 eggs (give or take)

    Egg turner preferred.

    Less than $200

    Relatively fail safe, good choice for a newbie?

    I've brooded chicks before with nary a loss and DH thinks its odd to buy more chicks since we have a roo and hens.

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  2. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
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    I personally LOVE my brower Top Hatch! It works really good and is not as expensive as some of them. It has auto turn and a fan! I think its a good deal for the money!

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  3. Ban seabhag

    Ban seabhag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at the Brinsea 20 - Capacity 24 eggs, and you cna get the manual version for around 100.00 or with auto turner. I have the eco mini from Brinsea and it holds 7-9 eggs. It is an awesome little incubator. I have ordered this one to have more capacity. I expect it will be just as reliable. [​IMG]
     
  4. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    I have had nothing but EGGCEPTIONAL hatches with the Hovabator 1588. You can get it with both fan and turner for under 200. It is preset and has had 100 percent hatches for me (with eggs from my own pen) and Amazing hatches on shipped eggs... If I absolutely have to have it hatch... I put it in the 1588. It is a No brainer for ppl on the go It hold 4 dozen eggs in the turner.
     
  5. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    What are approx. dimensions on some of these? Recommendations for still air or forced? Are egg turners worth it?

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  6. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Quote:Would I need a hygrometer with this one?
     
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    Chicken Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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