The best incubator.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jeremy, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I'm planning on hatching eggs this Spring and was wondering which incubator to buy?

    I'm planning on hatching anywhere from 20-30 eggs, all large fowl varieties. I'm looking for something that is easy to use for somebody who's hatching for the first time.

    Any suggestions? Any advice?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    A Genesis 1588. I've got 3 of them and have good luck with them.
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Built my own. Two of them. They work great. [​IMG]
     
  5. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:ballpark price?
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Octagon 20 Advance EX.

    pricey, but worth it.
     
  7. beclu727

    beclu727 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the octagon 20 eco. I love it. So easy to set up and clean. Only holds 24 large fowl eggs, but it is very stable. No temp problems like with styrofoam models. Sometimes its on sale, check out the brinsea website.
     
  8. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont have much experience with differnt types of incubators but i woud say DO NOT GET AN LG! They sometimes work good but i havent been having much luck with mine. it doesnt keep temp or humidity very well even with a towel wrapped around it. [​IMG]
     
  9. aceschix

    aceschix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ballpark price?

    $ 162 Incubator with turner from Cutler supply. Just got one for Christmas. Can not wait to use it!!
     
  10. randomchick

    randomchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have the same one, and love it. I find it almost idiot proof. Temp was easy to set, stayed stable throughout, and I didn't have to worry about humidity at all. Just It was so easy, very direct instructions. I got 15 out of 18 eggs hatched.
    I will be buying a bigger brinsea as my husband wants to hatch about 100 or so at one time.
    You can also get the brinsea that will hold 40 eggs.
     

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