whats the best incubator to hatch quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ginnboy, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. ginnboy

    ginnboy Out Of The Brooder

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    What's best incubator to hatch quail. I have a little giant but want something better
     
  2. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm using a cooler bator, seems to be working just fine. And I've seen brinsea mentioned quite often on these boards.
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I used a hova bator, worked great..50% hatch..which I hear is good for buttons.
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like my Brinsea 40 DX. I have hatched Chickens, Coturnix & Bob Whites with great hatch rates. I also recommend the Brinsea Eco Brooder.
     
  5. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had overall good hatches with my hovabator (I want a sportsman so I can do more though). But the hovabator is cheap and great for smaller ocaisonal hatches and holds 120 quail eggs.
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Any Brinsea Octagon Model... Either The Oct 20 Or Oct 40. For Tabletop Incubator You Will Not Find Anything Better. The Hova Genesis Comes Close, But Brinsea Is Cheaper
     
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  8. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for some reason I was thinking the brinsea were more pricey. Right now I have a half finnished homemade (using a heavy styrofoam shipping cooler) and an older square style hovabator with a turbo fan kit and a turner (quail & universal racks) and it just needs a new thermostat assembly so I have plenty I just dream of a sportsman. I would advise if you go for the hovabator to get the actual GQF hovabator not the miller mfg. version I know of several people that have these and ussually have poor results.
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I have read here about them, so many love them...is this model 20 a good price..hoping the link works! It's 99 bucks. http://www.brinsea.com/prod-Octagon_20_ECO_egg_incubator-224.aspx

    Wait, it's an Octagon Eco. Is that ok? Same as same as???

    Found this too... http://reviews.ebay.com/Brinsea-Octagon-Incubator-Tips_W0QQugidZ10000000010777094

    Ok, now I know why it's so cheap... doesn't turn! [​IMG]

    YES ANY OCTAGON IS THE SAME... THEY HAVE DIFFERENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ECO AND DELUX, ETC... AND THEY DONT NEED A TURNER (THO THEY MAKE THEM) THE WHOLE UNIT IS AN OCTAGON SHAPED TUBE. SIMPLY ROTATE IT FROM 1 FLAT SPOT TO ANOTHER A FEW TIMES A DAY.
     
  10. Cynthia12

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    Quote:I have read here about them, so many love them...is this model 20 a good price..hoping the link works! It's 99 bucks. http://www.brinsea.com/prod-Octagon_20_ECO_egg_incubator-224.aspx

    Wait, it's an Octagon Eco. Is that ok? Same as same as???

    Found this too... http://reviews.ebay.com/Brinsea-Octagon-Incubator-Tips_W0QQugidZ10000000010777094

    Ok, now I know why it's so cheap... doesn't turn! [​IMG]

    YES ANY OCTAGON IS THE SAME... THEY HAVE DIFFERENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ECO AND DELUX, ETC... AND THEY DONT NEED A TURNER (THO THEY MAKE THEM) THE WHOLE UNIT IS AN OCTAGON SHAPED TUBE. SIMPLY ROTATE IT FROM 1 FLAT SPOT TO ANOTHER A FEW TIMES A DAY.

    Ok, another question..or two... and... I will go bigger print here.. [​IMG] DO THEY HATCH IN THE EGG HOLDERS? OR ARE YOU ABLE TO TAKE THE HOLDERS OUT, THEN PUT THEM IN THE BOTTOM. AND, WHEN YOU SAY TURN ON A FLAT SURFACE, ARE YOU TILTING IT WITH SOMETHING UNDERNEATH? THANKS!
     

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