What is a trustworthy "yet not a million dollar" incubator?

redhen

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hi..i'm starting to get the hatching itch!...
...i want to hatch some button quail eggs, any suggestions on a 'bator?..and where do i get one?...thanks, Wendy
 
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redhen

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any ideas on how much they cost?..thanks again, Wendy
 

redhen

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has anyone ever heard of a "little giant'...i found one ay my local feed store for $85.99 (plus $50.00, if i want a turner..)..are they a good brand?..thanks
 

redhen

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so far the only ones i can find in my area are the little giants...does anyone know anything abouot them?...and do i want still air? and a turner? and also do i need the quail egg holders..cause the guy at the store said i might need them..*sigh*..ooh boy!..here i go again...on another mission!...
..thanks, Wendy
 

shelleyd2008

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I use the little giant, but I added a fan to mine. That is pretty expensive though. I paid about $95 for mine, with the turner. I would suggest looking online to find one cheaper. Even with shipping, it would be as much, and you would probably get a better bator. The LG has worked pretty good for me though, even before I put the fan in. Only had trouble with getting the humidity to stay up high enough for hatching.
<edit> I have the chicken egg turner in mine. I have half the trays taken out, and have my quail eggs on the open side. They are in quail egg cartons, and I turn them by hand. But like I said, I added a fan to mine. I got a small pc fan off eBay, for $3 with free shipping, and it works great. I wouldn't bother with the quail turner, unless you plan on hatching a lot of quail. You could also just turn all the eggs by hand, but if you have a lot, this would be very time consuming! The turner just makes it easier, and that way you know they are being turned enough. Good luck!!
 
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