What is the best incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by steffpeck, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    If you could buy any incubator, and price wasn't and issue, what would you buy?
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    A hen that went broody when ever you wanted her to !!!!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2008
  3. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a genesis 1588 with a turner. It is my first bator. I am so happy with it. My hatches are great, if the PO doesn't scramble the hello out of my eggs.

    I know lots of folks have R-coms.

    Steff, what do you have for a bator?

    I am so sorry about your hatch. Did you lose them all?[​IMG]
     
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:This is kinda a "how long is a piece of string" question.
     
  5. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I do have the Genesis 1588 w/ turner. If I was wanting a larger one, which one would you recommend??
     
  6. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:Well that one will hold up to 42 eggs in a turner.

    If you want bigger look at the Brinsea Octagon 40 or the GQF Sportsman
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    If money was not an issue I would by a Rcom 20 pro with USB
     
  8. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:Well that one will hold up to 42 eggs in a turner.

    If you want bigger look at the Brinsea Octagon 40 or the GQF Sportsman

    Oops!

    Octagon 100
     
  9. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Quote:Yes, I lost them all. I ended up candling and didn't see any movement, and one looked like it was into the air cell, so I pipped the air cell to see if I could see anything, or hear anything, and I couldn't. I opened it up all the way and it was fully formed, absorbed the yolk sack, everything. I think it was a little to big, and couldn't get it's head turned properly, because it was still under it's wing. 2 of the others were turned right, beaks right next to the membrane, they just didn't pip. Another one looked like it was shrink wrapped, and the membrane was white. They other one, I think died a day or two ago. I think my humidity was to low, and it dried out the membrane and they couldn't get through it. I am so sad. I started with 36 eggs and had a -0- hatch. [​IMG]

    I have more eggs coming next week, so hopefully, it will be much better.
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I'd like about 10 of those!
     

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