What Kind of Incubator do you have or prefer ?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by frank53061, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. frank53061

    frank53061 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have in years past used a home made Incubator and home made egg turner max count for chicken eggs 20 maybe enough room for 12 turkey eggs.
    With all the Hens that I have 9 and 5 Toms of coarse I plan on reducing those numbers to 4 Hens and 2 Toms but till then and with trading eggs with some fine folk here I need the added room to and of coarse its got to be with in my budget.
    This the Incubator that I am looking a Buying jn8-48 egg incubator

    Compact, light weight, functional table top design
    Measures: 19 1/2" x 20" x 11"
    Weight: 16 lbs
    Made of plastic, easy to clean and sanitize - will last years vs. short life span of foam incubators
    Precise automatic digital temperature control - holds to .1 degree C easily adjusted
    High and low temperature/humidity alarms - alerts you if temperature or humidity are out of tolerance (fully user adjustable)
    Turbo Fan provides excellent air circulation and even heating.
    48 egg automatic turner, turns every 2 hours - egg cups hold all sizes of eggs from quail to goose
    Day counter (push reset button at start of incubation and days are automatically displayed)
    Separate water channels to adjust humidity
    Foam packing to insure safe shipping delivery and may be used for added insulation if desired.
    4 Clear observations windows on top
    Power supply: 110/120 Volt 60HZ
    You can expect high percentage hatches with this unit

    The reviews that I have seen seem to be good if anyone out has any experience with this one or a model like it please let me know here are Pictures of it and buy the way I found this at the price of $161.33 with shipping I have seen them on EBay for as much as $270 same model.
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    Combined with my home made Incubator this would give me the ability to set approx, 60 Turkey eggs at a time or a combination of eggs.
     
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  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Farm Innovators Pro. With the turner it fits 41 chicken eggs. It fits fifty ish without the turner. The thermometer and hydrometer on the machine are off badly but if you get a thermometer or two you trust and a little calibrated hydrometer it is awesome! Holds a very steady temp and humidity (that's saying something since it is desert dry out here). It was also very inexpensive as incubators go. $130 for the incubator with fan and turner. Oh, and they are including a candler free right now. The thermometer/hydrometer I bought to keep it accurate was $7.

    I am on day 8 of my first round of eggs but so far this has been a very easy -and exciting- experience. :)
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I have the Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco

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    But I would prefer having this ............... :drool

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    I'm still new to incubators. Last year was my first year EVER having and using an incubator. I still have a lot to learn but I do know that I would like to hatch more than 12 turkey and pea fowl eggs at one time. I would like to hatch a bunch of goose and duck eggs as well. I guess I'll keep practicing with little bitty bator until I can do better. :/
     
  4. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my gqf! Overkill for what I really needed but reliability was key for me. I think the gqf would hatch a rock. [​IMG] I just need to order the humidity reservoir for mine to make it even easier- remember to fill every 3 days is error prone.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I'll take overkill. :lau
     
  6. jandlpoultry

    jandlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my GQF digital. I had all the room I needed, and hatched for friends and neighbors too.
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    If I had the extra money, I would invest in one but I'm too cheap. :/
     
  8. jandlpoultry

    jandlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think mine payed for itself last summer, hatching for others [​IMG] .. I plugged it in the first of March and ran it till the middle of October.
     
  9. frank53061

    frank53061 Chillin' With My Peeps

     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    :yuckyuck

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    That is TOO FUNNY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lau :lau :lau :lau :lau
     

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