What's a good incubator that I can get

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Purplelove, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Purplelove

    Purplelove New Egg

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    I'm new to this incubating stuff. I just lost 9 eggs in my current incubator so I'm looking to get another one.
    I'm doing this for a hobby and to help grow my chickens. I don't need anything too complicated or fancy but I want it to be accurate.
    I didn't have a egg turner in my current one so I want that. Plus I want a good thermostat for both humidity and temp. I don't think my current one was accurate with either of these temps.
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I'd consider the Hovabator 1588 unless you can afford the more pricey Brinseas. As for thermometer/hygrometers, you can always check the ones you have by using the salt test for hygrometer and the ice test on a glass or medical thermometer. Many people highly recommend the Brinsea spot check as well.
     
  3. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I have both the Brinsea 20 advanced and 2 Hovas 1588. I like them both but for different reasons. If you are looking for a good base model, get the Hovabator 1588 with egg turner. I like the Brinsea because it is more accurate that the Hovabators. I put a thermo/hygrometer in the Hovas while they are running. Just make sure you calibrate the thermo/hygrometers first. Good luck on your future hatches and

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  4. Purplelove

    Purplelove New Egg

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    Thank you both for the info! I appreciate it!!
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You're welcome.
     

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