Someone just tell me what to buy!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by melissastraka, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    I am so confused with incubators so i need help...i have a headache! [​IMG]
    I dont want to spend a ton of money and i am not great and my DH is even worse at making things so a homemade one is confusing. [​IMG] I want to be able to hatch at least 12 eggs at a time, i would rather not have to turn them 3 times a day and it cant be really "touchy" as i have tons of kids and they are going to want to "see". [​IMG] I have looked at Hova, Brincia and every other one out there. I need help... [​IMG] Please hatching gods, help me! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hovabator 1588 w/ the turner.

    Plug and play. holds 41-42 eggs. (I use one spot for a tube to add or subtract H20)
     
  3. dizzychicken

    dizzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know what? Not everyone is impressed with the Little Giants, but I have one and it is still air and I really like it. It only cost me 40 bucks, and I didn't buy all the fancy schmancy turner or fan.

    That's my thoughts anyway.
     
  4. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    how many times a day do u turn your eggs?
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Brinsea is by far the best brand. Temps stay stable unlike the foam incubators. I do have a hovabator 1602n, but I only use that for hatching, and I have to put a cloth over one of the viewing windows, otherwise the the temps dont stay stable.


    Brinsea is having a sale on the Brinsea 20 eco. $99 without the turner.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    If you dont want to spend a lot, check out MissPrissy's instructions for building your own out of a styrofoam ice chest...
     
  7. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want simple reliable and easy about turning I too suggest the brinesea 20 thats on sale for 99 its not much more then the little giant and if you get the fan and turner with a hoverbator its less then that so I say go pay 99 bucks for the brinesea 20 it has a fan and all that just no turner but turning is easy as you just move the whole cradle from one side to the other 3 times a day and you dont have to open it to turn the eggs.
    Good luck
     
  8. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where did you find it for $99! I did a search and the ones I found where $200+
     
  9. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Garden Valley, ca
    Everyone is overlooking natures best incubator, a good silkie hen. For only a few dollars she will sit on and hatch 10 to 12 eggs with no problem.
    You never have to worry about temps, humidity or turner.
     
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