Thinking of Buying a Bator-Have?????s

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mylilchix, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm getting too addicted to chickens, so now I'd like to get am incubator. For a first timer, which is better still air or circulated air? Is there a bator you'd recommend for someone just starting out that would do a good job and isn't too pricey. I don't want to spend a ton and then discover we don't want to try to hatch eggs.

    Thanks,
    Sonja
     
  2. timbofarms

    timbofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From someone that started out with cheap bator and regreted it. I lost several dozen eggs with it. I now run a sportsman bator that is priced on up there. I would suggest a homemade one. It might give better results than a styrofoam bator. But that is just my opinion.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    My hovabator 1602n works pretty good. I just use it as a hatcher now. It just needs to be in a room with a stable temp.
     
  4. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    I hatched my first eggs in a Little Giant still air. I think they run about $50.00. I know there are some who love this incubator and others who hate it.
    It is work to incubate eggs (especially in the worrying department!), so it is disappointing when very few hatch. I am looking into buying an incubator that is a step-up. I am currently looking at the Genesis Hovabator. I am trying to find the balance of not spending too much money, but also having the right equipment to be successful. Hope that makes sense.
     
  5. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think I'll get a circulated air model, but which is better the Hova Bator model or the Little Giant model other than the $20 price difference? I am planning on getting the turner, too.

    Thanks,
    Sonja
     
  6. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have both and ether one is a good bator, you just have to learn how they work for you and what humidty works for where you live.turner is a must, and a fan kit is also. and you will have fuzz butts in no time. do your research and it will be ok
     
  7. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for your input! I've been doing research on both, but the experience of BYC members is always the greatest help!!

    Sonja
     

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