What do you use for an incubator and egg turner?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by ChickenKid11, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am new to this Peafowl thing and I am going to hatch some eggs! I am probably going to get an incubator I was wondering what kind of incubator and egg turner I should get?
    Thanks!
     
  2. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What you get is determined by how much work you want to do and how much money you want to spend. I have a suro king that I love, but have never tried hatching peacocks with and a rcom 20 that I have hatched 1 peacock (out of 3 eggs) in. They are both complete in that all you do is set the parameters,put the eggs in, and make sure they don't run out of water. I wouldn't buy another rcom because here in the US they won't guarantee or warrenty them. Whereas in the UK, they evidently have a 2yr guarantee. On the other end of the scale, a lot of people use both the big cabinet incubators and the styrofoam ones that are a lot cheaper, and have good luck with them. I'm new to peacocks and not a lot of help, sorry.
     
  4. ChickenKid11

    ChickenKid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Thanks![​IMG]
     
  5. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a hovabator with and egg turner. I use goose egg rails as the peafowl eggs do best when laying on it's side instaed of being "pointy" side down.
     
  6. I used to use a Hovabator Genesis, now I have a digital sportsman.
     
  7. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking of ordering the GQF Sportsman 1502. Are you happy with yours? Did you get the all acrylic door? What about the bucket for water to replenish it inside? Thanks.
     
  8. I really like ours. It stays in the house and keeps a very reliable temperature. The door is only part plexiglass. I do not have the auto fill bucket. We had been incubating dry and hatching in the old 1200 series.

    We considered a Dickey but could not get one fast enough.
     
  9. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know a lot of people that are hatching with GQF Sportsman and haven't heard any complaints so ordered 1 yesterday with the fill bucket and casters. Hope to have it by middle of next week. Decided against the full see-through door. Should have it by the middle of next week. I'm contemplating keeping it on my closed in back porch. We have a little air conditioner in the wall......will set it at 80 and see how it goes. I'm excited!!!
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    remember air conditioner remove humidtiy from the room, also make sure it is not in sunlight, near windows.i use sportsman incubators ,but change a few thing for peafowl eggs.
     

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