What kind of Bator do you use?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fancie, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Fancie

    Fancie Songster

    Oct 31, 2008
    I am about to throw out my hova-bators if I don't get a chick in the next two weeks.... I am not sure if it is me or what.... [​IMG] But I am think of saving for an upgrade.... who hatches with what....

    I plan on using my hens to hatch eggs for me but I think they are broken too [​IMG]
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  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Hens are broken!LOL
    I have a hova with a preset thermostat, and two LGs.The all are forced air. I love the Hova, I only have to worry about the humidity! I just got a GQF, but I have not had a hatch yet!
  3. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    I have a hova bator 1588
    with automatic turner , preset at 99 to 100 degrees and it has been the best had 8 hatch out of 9
    on first hatch.
  4. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    you're throwing them out? i'll take one! i'll pay S&H!
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  5. [​IMG]

    send one to me too !!!!!


  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    I have a 1602N hovabator-not sure about it its my themometers that rot!
  7. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

    Mar 22, 2009
    I have a LG 9200 still air. Hatched 18 of 21 eggs on the last hatch. I have another batch in now of shipped eggs. I just completed a home made bator off the "Chick bator" on here.
  8. mcg30_40

    mcg30_40 Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    I have a LG9200 still air also. Had great success last year but not near as good this year. Not sure if it's the crazy weather making it hard to hold my temps or what but it's very frustrating.

  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    I got a plain old 1602N with auto turner. Right now inhabited by six showgirl eggs. My best run so far. I bought six eggs of ebay, got them shipped in less than ideal weather, they sat outside or 4 lus hours, than in my pantry for 24 hours, they got from 95 to 105 F in the bator with an occasional to low humidity . To my surprise they flourish under this abuse and as of day 12 which was yesterday they are all alive and kickin'.

    Fancie, muscovy eggs are hard to incubate, i failed twice on them. Your best bet is keeping them under the hen.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009

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