What brand of incubator is best?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Macy, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Macy

    Macy Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking into purchasing an incubator soon. I will order one by spring 09. My question is: What brand or type of incubator is best? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. cdeans

    cdeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like the Hovabator. We have tried the Little Giants, they are ok but hard to keep a steady temp. We also have a Brower Top Hatch but we can not seem to get the temp steady either. So we just bought a Sportsman 1502, and we will see how that works, but I hear great stuff about that. So if you want to stay on the cheaper side, then a Hovabator, if you want to spend a lot of money then the Sportsman. I hope this helps!
     
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  3. ddeans

    ddeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What are you going to be doing with your bator? How many eggs, etc. The question is really which one works best for you. Like cdeans said, the Brower Top Hatch and the Hovabator didn't work for us, but they may be just right for you.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I like the Brinsea Octagon 40. It always stays a constant temp, its forced air, and I always get great hatches.
     
  5. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

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    Right now, I'm in love with my homemade "MissPrissy Chic Chick Bator" !!! [​IMG]
     
  6. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    GQF Sportsman, you can hatch anything.

    Steve in NC
     
  7. kenny671

    kenny671 Out Of The Brooder

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    what is a missprissy chic chick bator
     
  8. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    little giant with auto egg turner
     
  9. Macy

    Macy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:What are you going to be doing with your bator? How many eggs, etc. The question is really which one works best for you. Like cdeans said, the Brower Top Hatch and the Hovabator didn't work for us, but they may be just right for you.

    I'm looking to hatch anywhere from three to a dozen at a time. Hopefully.[​IMG]
     
  10. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on your budget. I like my R-Com 20 for small hatches. It's fully automated and nearly foolproof.
     

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