Touchless Incubator ???????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bald k9, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all ! Does anyone know if there is an incubator that you put the eggs in and sit back and wait for them to hatch or do you have to adjust stuff, [heat,light ,humidity,turn eggs, etc], I would love to try an hatch my own eggs but I really dont have time to go thru what you guys and gals talk about going thru ,[turning, temp,heat,], I would end up STRESSING OUT!!!!, Thanks for any input! [​IMG]
     
  2. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    A Hovabator Genesis 1588 with an autoturner. You plug it in, add water to the one part of the tray for incubation, then add water to the other tray for the last few days and hatching.
     
  3. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The brinsea Mini Advance or Octagon Advance, but they are a tad pricey.
     
  4. Woods_Woman

    Woods_Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I 2nd the Brinsea Mini Advance. All you have to do is keep an eye on your water for humidity purposes and your good to go. I have one myself & love it.
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  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'll second the Genesis Hovabator 1588. It is pretty much a set it and forget it bator. You only need to monitor humidity.
     
  6. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    I have the genesis...it is great! Just have to add water every few days, i use it for my first 18 days then i put them in another hovabator for hatching....hope i get a sportsman for christmas!
     
  7. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have the Brinsea Octagon Advance w/ the cradle, so far its working great, just add water every 3 or 4 days.
     
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  8. hens & chicks

    hens & chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I just recently bought the Hovabator Genesis 1588 from Brahampooter on the auction site here. She sent 5 eggs all the way from New York. All 5 eggs hatched last week. Only concern I have with the incubator is there really is not a decent way to lift the lid from the base. I would like to see some type of handles on each side to do that. Lid is lightweight but just a little inconvient in design for me. Instructions are basic not in depth. The "finishing touches" to incubation are gotten on the BYC website. This was my first time using an incubator so I feel I did real good in following the directions and getting a good hatch. I actually set the eggs for 10 days when they came in and then put in the incubator for hatch. Now that they are old enough to talk to me they do have that New York accent! Also I can now order eggs to hatch to my hearts content! The unit can hhold quite a few eggs and is simple and uncomplicated to use and takes up very little room.
     
  9. Tad

    Tad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hovabator genesis, I have 2 and they are total plug n play, get the auto turner and you are a egg hatching machine!!
     
  10. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow I just may have to start hatching myself, !!! How much does the Genisis cost!. thanks again for all your input! Doeas anybody have one they want to sell or rent maybe? Thanks and Happy Holidays [​IMG]
     
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