What incubator should I use?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by givengrove, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. givengrove

    givengrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm ordering some turkey eggs AND some chicken eggs (bantam) so I will be having both tiny eggs and large eggs, is there a GOOD incubator I could use to incubate both of these types of eggs? I am looking for a quality incubator, the one I have now is terrible and only fits medium sized eggs, it can't even keep humidity straight (it's a horrible incubator)
    PLEASE help!

    EDIT: I meant to also mention that my turkey eggs are coming soon and I need answers stat! I forgot that the incubator couldn't fit large eggs..
     
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  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there.
    I would get a brinsea octagon 20.
    I use one and I have it for a few years now.
    I fit more than 20 LF chicken eggs in it.
    Each row has a divider so you can have bantam eggs and
    Large fowl eggs incubating together.
    If you want to hatch tiny eggs like quail,
    You will have to buy more dividers.
    You can also hatch eggs as big as duck eggs.
    Here's the amount and type of eggs the incubator can hold;


    Egg Capacity:
    Quail 60
    Pheasant 40
    Hen 24
    Turkey 20
    Duck 20
    Goose 9/12

    Goodluck,
    Fionn.
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Incuview! The turning tray holds everything from big turkey and goose eggs to tiny quail eggs.
     
  4. givengrove

    givengrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both! This helped a lot! I will look into it, I just hope they're not too expensive haha. Thank you again! :)
     
  5. givengrove

    givengrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not too expensive! Thank you so much!!
     
  6. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a link to an American distributor of brinsea
    http://incubatorwarehouse.com/brinsea-octagon-eco-egg-incubator.html
    You can also get a automatic turning cradle.
    If not you can just tilt the incubator forward and backwards.
    That is why it's in the shape on an octagon.
    Here's a link to the optional cradle
    http://incubatorwarehouse.com/brinsea-octagon-20-eco-turner.html

    Brinsea are probably one of the best incubators,
    I have ever used.
    They are expensive but as the saying goes,
    'You get what you pay for!'
    They are very sturdy and reliable.
    Goodluck
    Fionn.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Incuview does everything the Brinsea does, and is just as reliable, at a fraction of the cost. And you don't have to pay extra for the turner.
     
  8. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see it does.
    I suppose the reason brinsea is so much more expensive,
    Is the well known name?
    Maybe also they cost more to make?
    But on first looks the incuview looks good.
    The only incubators I have heard of are
    'Brinsea' and 'Rcom' as they are used here in Ireland.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It is all about the "brand" name. I have no idea why people still think they need to spend hundreds of dollars on a Brinsea. Ridiculously over priced.
     
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