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what kind of incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by petchickenlover, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I've never used that kind. I would think a good thermometer and hygrometer would be necessary so you can make sure your temp and humidity are where they should be.
     
  3. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    i think in general, most people think that hovabator's are better than LG's

    also, most people, again, in general, find a forced air better than a thermal air
     
  4. pruitt514

    pruitt514 Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought about buying the same one. I was going to try the PC fan in the bator to make it forced air.
     
  5. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    i have the hovabator 1602n to which a fan from incubator warehouse has been added. i'm in lockdown on my second hatch with it, for the second time, i'm using shipped eggs. the first hatch was at 50%, which i've read is about par for the course, i was hoping for more, but my fingers are still crossed on this second hatch.
     
  6. Fiddlehead

    Fiddlehead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For $150 why not get a Brinsea?? I have a Brinsea Eco 20 and an LG, absolutely no comparison. Brinsea wins in every category. Good luck!
     
  7. pruitt514

    pruitt514 Out Of The Brooder

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    That is the problem $ 150.00 without the egg turners. That is too rich for my blood.[​IMG]
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have the 1602n and hatch the stupid thing. Can't get temp over 99, so I use it just to hatch in. Go for something with a fan.

    Incubator Warehouse has the Genesis 1588 (which has a fan) for $119.99. And save $5 with coupon code 5off25.

    They also carry the turner. http://incubatorwarehouse.com/index.php/hova-bator-egg-turner-chicken.html

    Cheapest
    place i've found the genesis for. I have 2 and love them. You don't really need the turner, you can just hand turn or tilt the incubator a couple times a day.

    Or they have the 1588 +turner for $160 http://incubatorwarehouse.com/index.php/hova-bator-genesis-1588-starter-kit.html?___store=default
     
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  9. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    Quote:i haven't had the temperature problems sundown has, but if i were going to hatch a lot more, i'd try that genesis for sure.
     
  10. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input! I'll look at the suggestions and pick the best for me [​IMG]
     

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