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WHAT TYPE of incubator would be ideal / cheap for a beginner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ashtray, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. ashtray

    ashtray Songster

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    like the title states what would be the most cost effective way to give this a try
     

  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    My finding after experimenting with many different varieties is that some have more luck with one model than do others. I, for instance, have never had any luck with the styrofoam incubators. I tried 3 different kinds before I gave up and bought a old antique brower incubator that looks like two cake pans, one flippep upsidedown on top of the other. That thing has given me the best hatches! I just love it [​IMG] Friends laugh at me but I won't ever get rid of it. I have talked to many others who swear by first one type then another so i think you have to find what works for you. Ebay is a good place to buy a second hand incubator at a reasonable price. I think I paid like $80 for my brower and that is no more that a still air LG runs at the local co-op. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sissy

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    I have a hovabator1588 with automatic turner
    and its right on
    give or take 1-2 degrees no problems..
    It is styrofoam holds 42 eggs
    never have tried any others.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    As Miss Prissy once told me. Hovabator 1588 w/ turner. Plug and play. Check out their site, they will even send you quail eggs with one of the deals. All for under $180.
     
  5. For a cheap incubator I would say a hovabator 1602n. Its around $50 or so.
     
  6. Cara

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  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yep thats the best incubator you can buy for a beginner! I love mine, all automatic and nothing to fiddle with the thermostat!
     
  9. sara

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    The hovabator is a good value for an incubator for a newbie. I certainly wouldn't suggest going with something "cheap" as you'll only have problems [​IMG]
     
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