The difference in hova-bator incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cackle, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    The genesis is pre-set to 100 degrees so all you have to do is add eggs and water! Its really that easy.

    The others temp, is a little harder to keep/ get to the certain amount.

    I love my genesis and use my other for a hatcher [​IMG]

    Best of Luck
     
  3. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I am still have work to do on the DH. He still thinks our 6 month old layers will lay for many years before he we have to replace them.

    But I am thinking that I really really need an incubator for my birthday.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The 1588 has a fan and an electronic thermostat which maintains better temperature stability and more consistent temps throughout the incubator.

    The 1602 is a still air (no fan) which are sometimes more difficult to achieve temperature stability. I don't recall if this one is a wafer or thermostat model, but the lack of a fan is probably the biggest downfall.

    I highly recommend getting one with a fan, whether it is a wafer model or electronic. Remember, that replacing wafers is cheaper than the electronic thermostat as well, if it should go bad on you.

    I agree..I think you need a bator for your birthday too. [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  5. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Hovabator 1620N and it is still in great shape after 12 years!!! I'm hoping to get a Genesis for Christmas... Everyone needs at least ONE MORE incubator.... [​IMG]
     
  6. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
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    Gotta have a bator! [​IMG]

    Just got my 1st for an early birthday & set my 1st eggs last Friday evening. So I can't say how it is going yet, other than the temp is staying quite steady. I got a humidity gauge & that is working well too.

    Hoping for another bator soon! [​IMG]

    (edit) Oops...forgot to mention it is the 1588
     
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