What kind of incubator works best?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by buff_the_rooster, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. buff_the_rooster

    buff_the_rooster Songster

    Jun 13, 2009
    New York
    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!
  2. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Songster

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    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!
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    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.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2009
  4. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    If you want to hatch a lot of eggs. go with a sportsman. Brand new cost between $550 to $700.00.
  5. buff_the_rooster

    buff_the_rooster Songster

    Jun 13, 2009
    New York
    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!
  6. FaithAnn

    FaithAnn Songster

    Jun 7, 2009
    Mobile, Alabama
    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. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: