What kind of incubator works best?

buff_the_rooster

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I am sure everyone has a diffrent opinon on this, but I have a little giant (very touchy:fl) incubator with fan and egg turner, it holds 41 chicken eggs, but I wat to get a second incubator. What would be the best to go with? Thanks for any help on this!
 

Up-the-Creek

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There is a lot of different opinions on this. I HAD a LG,..I sold it too.
My opinion would be to get you a good broody hen. Best incubator in the world. Outside of that a Brinsea (I think spelling is right) or a Hovabator. Good luck!
 

NancyP

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Hi, The question should be what is best for you. How many and what size eggs do you want to hatch? how important is having an auto turner? Do you want a large or small viewer window? What is your price range? answer these questions and you will be on your way to what is best for you. Happy shopping.
Nancy
 
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buff_the_rooster

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I normal hatch full size chicken eggs and once in a while I throw in a few bantams. It has to hold between 40 - 500 eggs. (I know this is quite the range but to be honest the more I pay the more I expect it to hold, and It cant hold less then the one I am using now!) I can live with out the auto turner as long as the temp is easy to stabilize! I dont want to to be fighting the temp, humidty and turning! The window is nice but not top on my list! My price range is $200.00 or less!
 

FaithAnn

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I just purchased a Hova-bator Genesis 1588 incubator the other day. The temp and humidity have been steady at 99.5 and 50% without any adjusting. It holds 42 eggs if you are using an egg turner, which I am. I bought the egg turner and incubator for about $190 (that included shipping). You can get just the incubator for $155 + shipping. www.cutlersupply.com

I just got it and haven't hatched any eggs with it yet (only on day 3), but so far I am very happy with it. Plus, the entire top is clear plexi-glass so you can see the eggs inside without opening the incubator.
 

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