1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

What kind of incubator do you have?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amyquilt, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Just curious what brand/type of incubators everyone uses.

    Mine are the Little Giant Still Air....and I'm pretty sure they will be gone after this first hatch.

    Inquiring minds want to know...[​IMG]
     
  2. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    My LG still air works great. Borrowing a second one this weekend and getting a third dont know what kind.
     
  3. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Songster

    395
    1
    141
    Jan 21, 2008
    Alberta
    I have a new Brower that seems to be working out great.
    I'm on day 22 with some difficult bantam eggs.
     
  4. chickensandmore

    chickensandmore Songster

    973
    2
    151
    Apr 24, 2008
    Spiro Ok
    [​IMG] I have a homemade forced air, from a upright freezer. will hold 60 eggs on each rack..I use one rack per week with about 40 eggs..It was fun to make and so far has worked fine..
    Don in Spiro
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 6, 2008
  5. clairseme

    clairseme In the Brooder

    11
    0
    22
    May 11, 2008
    Kentucky
    I have 2 LG still airs..Dont know if I like them or not. Prefer the sportsman I use to have
     
  6. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    Hova-bator w/an elec turner

    It's my first one. I read alot on different ones before I purchased it. I got it on ebay for $114 (turner/shipping included). I like how the temp/humidity stays constant.
     
  7. Jubaby

    Jubaby Songster

    471
    7
    141
    Apr 9, 2008
    West Texas
    Genesis 1588 with turner. This is my first hatch so we'll see how it goes. So far my temps and humidity are steady, so I think it is easy to use.
     
  8. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master 11 Years

    1,618
    12
    194
    Feb 8, 2007
    Colorado
    I have 4 Lyon incubators, one is a Roll-X, holds about 48 large chicken eggs, (I think) and I have three TX incubators, which each hold about 18 large eggs, or 26 bantam, depending on the turning grid.

    I will not ever own anything else other than Lyons. They will hatch anything. I just moved 3 silkie eggs last week to the hatching one, and all three hatched. You could seriously screw up a incubation process (meaning not turning, forget to add water, etc..) and still get the eggs to hatch. [​IMG]

    They are really pricey, but I bought all mine used on Ebay.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2008
  9. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    7,988
    49
    303
    Mar 3, 2008
    I have an LG still air with the turner... it was my third incubator. I have 4 now, and the other 3 are homemade forced airs a la Miss Prissy. They work mah-velously!! [​IMG]
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    24,434
    64
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I have 3 hovabtor 1588's. 3 homemade bators. 1 transparent hen. And plans for 2 more.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: