school buying incubator - point in some direction please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TLWR, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok - I have no clue what we are looking for other than it needs to have an egg turner so we don't have to go into school several times a day on the weekends.

    The cheaper the better.
    Doesn't have to hold tons, will be used for a round of chicken and duck eggs for April. Then maybe we'll do something each year. So it isn't getting lots of use.

    Any suggestions? Local pickup would be nice, but I can order online and get reimbursed as well.
    Thanks :)
     
  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want to get something that is really easy for the kids to see inside, is really simple to operate, and has a really high success rate, I would suggest the Brinsea Mini Advance. I have one and call it the "crockpot of incubators". Once you get things set, you just leave it alone, other than to add a little bit of water every few days.

    http://www.brinsea.com/prod-Mini_Advance_fully_digital_7_egg_incubator-230.aspx


    I've heard good things about the little giant. However, you don't get quite as good visibility. It will hold more eggs though.

    http://www.amazon.com/Little-Giant-Advanced-Incubator-Combo/dp/B004XNMGQ6
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, one other suggestion.

    I've heard that local 4H groups will sometimes lend incubators to schools free of charge.


    Also, you could also ask around at school- odds are good that someone at the school has an incubator and would be willing to help out.

    I know that I personally am doing hatches at three different schools this spring with my little mini advance.
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check with all the parents at school (it's a private preschool) and nobody has one.

    I can get a little giant at TSC. Looking at HovaBator as well which seems to price out a bit higher.
    I have the number for our local extension and will call them as well.
     
  5. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with Brinsea ECO 20 with turner. It hold 24 eggs and very easy to clean.
     

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