What is the best incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by deerhunterblp, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. deerhunterblp

    deerhunterblp Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to be getting an incubator soon. I've got a really old one from my grandpa and it won't hatch the eggs. I've been thinking about a hovabator ( I think that's how you spell it). What is the recommended type?
     
  2. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are many threads on this, an often asked question and just as many opinions. Look around for other threads on the subject as well to get more info.

    It depends on price for one thing.
    Cheapest thing you can do if find MissPrissy's homemade incubator thread.
    Hovabator Genesis 1588 is the most recommended beginning incubator.
    Little Giant seems to take more 'managing' and luck to get right.
    I bought a Brinsea Octagon 20 to start out with. Have my first batch in it now, so can't give results, but it sure is easy to keep the temp right.
    There are folks with cabinet incubators that hold hundreds of eggs
    There are folks who do 'dry incubation'
    Many ideas, many threads.
    Read and decide what fits you best
    good luck
     
  3. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for the money by farrrr the hovabator genesis
     
  4. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A good broody silkie hen and let Mother nature do the work.
     
  5. deerhunterblp

    deerhunterblp Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't find any silkies around here. I've been looking for a silkie or a few game hens. I'd definately prefer them to do the work.
     

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