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Discussion in 'Quail' started by thekid, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    For that pen i have would 1 inch hardware cloth work instead of 1/2 inch. And would that incubator at tractor supply work that cheap $50 dollar one? Thankyou [​IMG]
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    You might get by with 1 inch, but use 1/2 inch just to be safe. Especially for the bottom. For a few $$ more you can get a hovabator. The LG's at TSC are chinese junk in most cases. A hovabator at co-op or online will save you a lote of baby sittin.[​IMG]
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:X2 OR BETTER YET JUST GET THE BRINSEA OCTAGON FOR 99 BUCKS AS IT IS ALL INCLUSIVE---- YOUR COOLERBATORS ARE NOT! THEY NEED MUCH MORE EQUIPMENT AT DOUBLE OR MORE THE PRICE OF THE EMPTY UNIT IN ORDER TO BE FULL FUNCTIONAL
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Yep, the brinseas are unbeatable. Too bad mine is on back order.[​IMG]
     
  5. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    say i cant manage to get one online should i give that one from tsc a shot if it doesnt work i would just return it and the reason i might use one inch is because we have a ton of it
     
  6. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Short of building your own. The LG from anywhere makes a great dry incubator/hatcher for any med. to large chicken egg. Incubating and hatching game bird eggs is another story.
    Very serious modifications will have to be done.

    For anyone that just want's to "test drive" an incubator and then return it if it doesn't work out for you...should really read the fine print! It don't work like that. incubators ain't iPods. You can't just return them because they didn't work for you.

    Most of the cooler bators, will hatch around 120 gamebird/quail eggs. That's IMHO very high capacity for the bators, and most likely a pipe dream. If you want to incubate and hatch game birds in a $45 lg bator, with the $45 auto turner, you will most likely have to remove 2-3 of the racks that will give you clear and free access to the water wells, and maybe even throwing a sponge or 2 into the bottom.

    A good incubator should cost between $150 and $500, depending on capacity and bells and whistles. If you buy an $80 incubator....that's exactly what you will get!
     
  7. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Go for broke.Within 2 years you will be hooked for life.So you may as well get the dickey cabinet now instaed of buying hovabators every year.
    In N.H.,Tony.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2011
  8. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    the reviews i read on TSC said it is good if you just read and follow the instructions it is a 4 1/2 rating
     
  9. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    They are hatching chicken eggs, game birds are a different story...
     
  10. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    You got that right.
    In N.H.,Tony.
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