What is the best incubator that is fairly cheap?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by C&Rman, May 9, 2011.

  1. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to be incubating peafowl eggs and I need a good incubator that is decent priced?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    What's your budget?
     
  3. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any where around 100-150
     
  4. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    I'll wager she will say a Brinsea ECO...
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Well that depends on how many eggs he wants to set. Plus the Eco with a turner and shipping is about $180. Hovabator has one for $150 with a turner and holds 48 eggs.

    However. Brinsea and Hovabator are the ONLY ones I can honestly recommend.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2011
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Everyone has an opinion on this.

    Basic LG starts about $40, add turner = $50

    Honestly, I have not incubated yet; just spent oodles of hours reading old posts to answer the same question. The less expensive ones need a little extra care. Set the temp and fine tune it with opening and closing the plugs; keep in a stable environment.

    GL
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I would never recommend a little giant. They are too unstable. Some are great, most are not.
     
  8. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Nope, LG's aren't very good bators. I would suggest a Brinsea or Hovabator only
     
  9. mstrawn3

    mstrawn3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2!!
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    With bators, you really do get what you pay for. It's not like mayo.
     

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