Wanting to Buy:Incubator for chckn/duck eggs

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  1. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter mentioned as she brought yesterday egg in from the coop that we should try to hatch a couple of eggs. And my mom asked me last weekend if we were going to have baby ducks. [​IMG] hmmmm....So I've been on Ebay but that makes me a little nervous. I want to get the Genesis 1588 Ebay had 2 on there for 112.00 + shpng. Heard nothing but good about these. Or does anyone have a different thought on getting one for small hatches? [​IMG]

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  2. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks HG, have you used this one or heard good things about it? The price is right that's for sure.
     
  3. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I (unfortunately) do not have one! I have only heard good things about them, I have Little Giants.....3 of them. I never hear anyone complaining about their hovabator.....only commenting. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I did it! I bought the Hova Bator G1602N. I only need the small one for a few eggs. We're not ready to do a big hatch or anything so this should be good. I almost got the R-com. (I think that's it) It hold I think 3 eggs and it's all digitally ran. But the price was a tad high. So excited! [​IMG]
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got two 1588s and a 1590 (older version of the 1588) and I wouldn't trade them....unless it was for a Sportsman Cabinet incubator. Get the turner while you're at it.
     
  6. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought about the 1588 because of all the positive feedback on it. Maybe later if I decide to do some big hatches. But right now we just want to throw in a couple of the little eggs that one of my hens started laying last week. I also thought about the turner but I should be able to handle turning a few eggs. [​IMG]
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If you're only going to put a couple of eggs in be sure and put some heat sinks (water filled containers like pop bottles) in to help maintain the temps. An incubator with only a few eggs in it is actually harder to keep the temps steady than a full one.
     
  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I got the 1602N too. I love it, just yesterday i got a turner for it.Its a pain in the ear to turn quail eggs by hand.
     
  9. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whew, thanks conny, I was starting to have doubts and was even back on Double R looking to see if I should change my order. Do you use somethng to maintain temps or do you have enough eggs in there that you don't need help?
     

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