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What's a good incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MadamPoofyBrow, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Songster

    Jun 15, 2015
    I used to say I loved to little giant digital still air. It did great. For about half a year. Then, just when I had my only Serama eggs in it, 11 to be exact, it broke in the middle of the batch. The thermometer thing said it was 124.7 degrees, and it was ice cold inside. Needless to say the eggs didn't hatch, and I need a new incubator.
    I think I want circulated air.
    I definitely want one that will last much longer than that one did.
    One a standard egg turner will fit in
    And most importantly, reasonably priced. I'm just a hobby farmer, raising Seramas and bantam Cochins, hatching about a batch a month.
    I need something that will work, and not cost me an arm and a leg. I am willing to spend a bit for a good bator, but not if there's something just as good for cheaper.
    So, everyone post your favourite incubator, the pros and cons, and, preferably, an approximate price. I know there's lots of different opinions, but I'm hoping there will be a bit of a common opinion so I will have some idea what to go for. I'm hoping to have a new, good incubator by the first week in March when I usually start hatching.
    Thanks in advance, any help is appreciated!

  2. madeintexas806

    madeintexas806 In the Brooder

    Dec 1, 2015
    Following for the same reason. [​IMG]
  3. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Songster

    Jun 15, 2015
    Come on...somebody's gotta be proud of their incubator! [​IMG]
  4. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    My incubator lays eggs and i don't have to fuss with the temperature or humidity.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2015
  5. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Songster

    Jun 15, 2015
    [​IMG] Of course the broodies are the best, lol! I've got some Silkies that are great for that, but I hatch too many for them to handle[​IMG]
  6. crank

    crank In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2014
    I love my Brinsea Octagon Eco 20.[​IMG] Good size when I want to hatch more and great when I want to hatch a few. It sits in my kitchen. Combine it with the autoturn cradle and it is almost a fiddle free design on the temperature. Downsides are cost and fiddling with the humidity. I live in the high desert and keeping high humidity levels during lockdown requires a pretty big wet surface area. But it is nothing that can't be handled with a little testing before your first hatch in it.

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