Thinking about getting a Dickey

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CelticOaksFarm, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Have talked to hubby about getting a cabinet bator for next year. After looking for 3 months I think a Dickey with 3 trays and a hatcher tray. I know there are tons of fans of these cabinets so please share your thoughts and any tips you have.
     
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    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard nothing but good things about them , but I went with GQF because I live in Ga and they are built in Savanna Ga + I got a very good deal on them .
     
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  3. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    I absolutely love my Dickey though I decided to get a smaller incubator for a hatcher. I have the 2x2 and I find that doing staggered hatches can be difficult. I prefer a separate hatcher so it doesn't screw with the humidity for the eggs still incubating. But I still love my Dickey.
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Bought it for under 400 too. Below are the details, hoping to pick it up by the weekend.

    with 3 auto turning trays and an addition hatching tray, electronic thermostat & digital hygrometer and automatic humidity system w/5 gallon capacity and six plastic egg positioners​
     
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    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's less than a new GQF sportsman
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have heard nothing but good things about Dickeys. I bought a Sportsman too because I got a good deal. I originally incubated in my LG and Hova-Bator styrofoams, but now I use them as hatchers.
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    They are very good incubators, worry free, great quality, good parts, American made !!!. You can't go wrong.
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Thanks all, CMom do the styro bators make good hatchers? Which do you use?
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I hatch in both LG and Hova-Bator styrofoams. I do staggered hatches so it works well for me. I did put the incubator on a table that fits perfectly under it. I used to have it on the floor.

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    This is my last hatch for awhile. I just hatched some out yesterday and another batch is pipping and will start hatching tomorrow. I put the new hatches in an homemade incubator I made as for the next few nights it's going to be in the 40's and 30's. I have the incubators in our guest apartment. We are expecting some company so DH said the apartment is off limits for now. I guess I could bring everything into the house LOL.

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  10. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Thanks for the pictures and info. I have always loved your brooder set up. Hoping to convert a set of shelves we have into something similar.
     

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