starter incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by supermommy, May 5, 2009.

  1. supermommy

    supermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering what a good incubator is for a newbie? I want something not to big, and it really doesnt have to hold a lot of eggs. Auto turner would be a plus. Any recomendations?? I really can not wait to start hatching my own eggs [​IMG] Thanks in advance!
     
  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It depends on how much money you want to spend.
     
  3. supermommy

    supermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really am not sure to be honest, I don't want something super fancy untill I know what I am doing.
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I have found the Hova-Bator 1588 to be awesome for my limited knowledge with room to expand my for my growing obsession. I bought the optional auto turner and the whole thing was about 170.00
     
  5. sben451

    sben451 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently purchased the Brinsea Eco 20 with the turning cradle. They were on sale a couple of months ago, and I read on BYC that they are on sale again. For less than $200 (sale prices) I don't think you can beat the Brinsea. It keeps such steady temps! Easy to control humidity. The turning cradle rotates the whole incubator automatically. The incubator holds 24 eggs and is easy to clean when the hatching is done. I built a homemade incubator that I'm really proud of, but I have to say, the Brinsea is a dream to use. I had a 100% hatch on shipped eggs last month.
     
  6. Julpost

    Julpost New Egg

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    Anyone have any luck w/a homemade one?
     
  7. sben451

    sben451 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah. My homemade bator works well. I hatched twice in it. First hatch, I got 9 chicks out of 24 eggs. Second hatch--21 out of 30. It does require more attention IMO than the Brinsea, but I built it myself (with help from DH) and it does work. It's a Coleman cooler with a light bulb for heat, water heater thermostat, and computer fan for air circulation.
     
  8. supermommy

    supermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was wondering about that too, I dont know if I am smart enough to build one..lmfao!
     
  9. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Good garden o' peas. Ya got four kids for pete's sake. If ya kin raise them ya kin do an incubator. Ya are raising em aren't ya? Good Lord the way sum kids are today ya think they raised themselves. My aunt's kids, blah, blah, blah, blah, ................................................................[​IMG]
     

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