What is the best type of Incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Alex961, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Alex961

    Alex961 Out Of The Brooder

    Hi, everyone I'm new to this form and I have a couple questions. What is the best type of incubator to buy because there is so many different types? Is it better to make or buy an incubator? Thanks!

    -Alex
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    My favorite is the Turn-X. I love that incubator and it was worth every penny! Very reliable. I've only used mine once but I had 100% hatch rates! Lyon is a good company.
     
  3. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big would you like and do you have budgetary constraints and are you a builder?

    Cabinet incubators are awesome but cost around 600 dollars if you buy a new one. If you are good with tools you can do it for maybe three hundred dollars. If you want to hatch just a few you can find used styrofoam incuators for far less. you can buile a styro bator for very little and there is a ton of information on here about how to do that/
     
  4. Alex961

    Alex961 Out Of The Brooder

    I am a builder and I could a Cabinet Incubator
     
  5. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best incubator is the one you learn to use properly. I have seeen people spent hundreds of dollars on an incubator and have poor hatch rates. Same goes for cheap ones. On the other hand I have seen people that use homemade ones and cheap ones that have high hatch rates.
    I use the one cheap one that everyone hates, yet my hatch rate is in the 90% range.
    I put the same make (LG) in many class rooms. Even there my hatch rate is in the 80's.
    No matter what one you get, you have to learn to use it correctly. That is the one that works the best for you.
     
  6. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Some time ago I found some plans on line for a small cabinet. I will look for plans and see if I can post a link.

    I built one that has the exact dimensions of the GQF cabinet, and it looks awesome and does a nice job.

    It will hatch about 240 eggs at a time.

    If you muck about on this site you will likely find all you need to build a cabinet bator. I like the fact that they are made of wood and look nice in additin to funciotning well
     

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