What's a good incubator? ( Update )

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MRNpoultry, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Thanks to ya'll I want a incubator now [​IMG]
    I don't won't to hatch alot of eggs but I am thinking about selling some of the extras I don't keep. What whould be a good kind of incubator in the 100$ range.
     
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  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    if your on ebay you can get a used brower or tx-6 for under $100
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I have a Brower Top Hatch. It seems to hatch out OK, but the temp on mine is touchy. It has a mechanism that wiggles the eggs so you don't have to turn them,a tray under eggs holds water
    and a clear top so you can see the hatch. It also servers as a brooder for a few days. I think I paid around $100 for it.
     
  5. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Do they have turners?
     
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  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    the brower top hatch comes standard with a fan and turner. all you do is lift it off the peg that turns the eggs on day 18
     
  7. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Does the brower have a good hatch rate?
    Does the hovabator come with a turner are do you have to buy?
     
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  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I used it for the firs time in december and my eggs hatched january 3rd and 4th. I had 11 out of 15 hatch. all 15 where fertile buut one died with a pip in the shell and the other 3 died around day 18 and day 20
     
  9. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    That's good out of 15.
     
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    yeah and for shipped eggs. I heard the 1588 from gqf comes with a fan and turner as well. I never used one of those before. Also the brower top hatch is made of plastic and dishwasher safe.
     
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