What is the best type of incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cocky, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Cocky

    Cocky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I wanted to be able to hatch between 20-30 eggs at a time, what would be the absolute best incubator I could get.

    Also, what would be the best for the money. (a cheaper but still good option)
     
  2. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Cutler Supply has the Hovabator 1588 with turner and shipping to CA for 157.00. It is a forced air which I also think is better. It's temps are preset so you never have to do any adjusting, I have two and a third on the way and I love them. And the best part is it has the plastic tray in the bottom for the water so you never have to worry about water leaking out the bottom and ruining whatever it is sitting on and it gives you much more space to adjust humidity.
     
  3. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    A big Cochin Hen [​IMG]
     
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  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:[​IMG] .......but true!!
     
  5. Cocky

    Cocky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] LOL!!! I was thinking more along the kind you plug into the outlet.
     
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  6. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Please don't plug your hen into the outlet. [​IMG]

    There are a lot of really good ones out there, including some homades ones, so it could be very hard to pick one.
     
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    The Hova 1588 is a really good one. I really like mine and I have silkies hatching right now in it.
     
  9. Cocky

    Cocky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does the 1588 Pre-set Thermostat Hova-bator have a veiwing window in it...I looked on the cutler supply page, and the picture shows an incubator with a window.

    (I am a teacher, and would like for my students to be able to observe the process)
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got 2 of them and they have nice big windows for viewing.
     

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