What brand incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RockyToggRanch, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Hi, I'm looking for my first incubator. Yes, I blame this on all of you, I'm addicted. I'd like to know what style is best and what I should be looking for. I live in a log home and the room temps vary in the cool weather from 60 when we're away, to 100 when hubby gets the fire cranking. It's also very dry. So I assume I'll need something that can self regulate? I don't want to pay a fortune, but I don't want to be disappointed either.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You should get a Hovabator Genesis 1588 from GQF . It is the best, most reliable incubator for hobby hatching. If you can afford it get the turner - hand turning looses its novelty fairly quick.

    The incubator is easy easy eays. Plug and play. Plug it in. Let the temp come up. Put in eggs and add water. Wait 21 days for chicks to hatch.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I agree with MP.....I've got 2 plus the older version and I wouldn't trade them.

    ETA; I should say if someone offered me a Sportsman...then I might think about trading!! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Okay MP and Katy.... you know my thoughts [​IMG]
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Always the rebel [​IMG] !
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, we know. You like other models with a wafer thermostat.

    Those wafer thermostats are not always the best idea for a beginner and someone not interested in having to constantly check the thermostat setting. They certainly are not plug n' play style.

    I hate the wafer thermostats and will never recommend anyone purchase those if they can help it. even LG has stopped making those models and do use a solid stat thermostat in their newer incubators.
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I learned on a wafer thermonstat without any problems [​IMG] Everyone starts out a newbie with hatching... just learn the controls your incubator....
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I bet TOH's neat old incubator was made a lot better than the LG's of today. Plus it's neat looking on her kitchen counter!! [​IMG]
     
  9. DragunzGirl

    DragunzGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. homeandbarnbasics

    homeandbarnbasics Out Of The Brooder

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    We offer a complete line of Hova Bators including the Genesis. Our prices are generally less than buying direct from the manufacturer. Take a look and let me know if we can help you. www.homeandbarnbasics.com
    BYC members also get a 5% discount by using coupon code BYC5 at checkout.

    Regardless of who you buy from, the Genesis is a great little incubator, I think you will be well pleased.

    Thanks and Happy Hatching
    Tony
     

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