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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by StellaRella, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. StellaRella

    StellaRella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone recommend a good incubator with humidity and temperature control? I was looking at the Rcoms and they look kind of spendy. Any suggestions?
     
  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I have a hovabator that automatically sets the temp to 100 D. F when I turn it on (of course I have to wait for it to heat up). You can get a still air for $100.
     
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Humidity control is your problem.

    If you want auto-humidity control be prepared to spend.

    Brinsea and R-Com both do small incubators that have this, but as you have found out, they are around $400 +

    The bonus is that those models do everything *better*. They are much more stable, temperature wise too.

    The smaller table-top incubators all work, but require more operator input (input is not the same as *fiddling*) [​IMG]

    They are much cheaper tho.

    you pays yer money, and takes yer choice.
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I use a brower top hatch. holds humidity and temp and comes standard with turner and fan
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I have a new Hova model 1583 that is holding humidity and temps like a charm...I think the whole thing with turned was around 150 to 160 dollars it was a christmas gift.....
     
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  6. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I got 22 eggs hatch out of 24 in a hovabator on my first try.
     
  7. StellaRella

    StellaRella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for your responses. I am seriously thinking about going with a R-com as this is a hobby I am definately passionate about. I think the convienence is worth the money for me. I have a Brower Top Hatch and the only thing I have hatched out is some Bobwhite quail and that didn't turn out so well [​IMG] I am just afraid to try again.
     
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  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    My next bator is going to be the rcom 20 pro. I heard some good things about the brinsea octagons.
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I like the GQF 1583 (wafer model) and the GQF 1588 (preset electronic thermostat model). I also love the Sportsman by GQF. Whatever you do, make sure it has a fan, which is what helps maintain consistent temps.

    Jody
     

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