What's the best small incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by buttons, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. buttons

    buttons Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 21, 2009
    I want one that incubates 5 to 10 eggs and does the turning
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    you could go with a turn-X , but the cheaper way would be a hova bator with a turner. Also how much are you looking to spend?
  3. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    How about one you make yourself?
  4. macnugget

    macnugget Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree make one yourself its not hard just follow miss prissy instructions. I've hatch 5 batches with mine cost about 15.00
  5. meraucanamomma

    meraucanamomma Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 8, 2009
    Forsyth, GA
    We have a Little Giant with a fan and egg turner. We love it.. We have had 5 successful hatches.. Only one chick didn't make it.. Good luck : )
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    I would say a 1602N from GQF with a turner, a brower top hatch or a Lion turn-x
  7. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    A SILKIE HEN, By far the best for just a few eggs. And she does all the work, you don't have to worry about temps, humidity or turning the eggs. A lttle feed and water, with a pat on the head once in awhile. Gota love a good slkie hen.
  8. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Quote:Yeag i am using one right now, it is so worry free i forgot about her, youar that is the best choice
  9. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

    Jan 14, 2007
    OH/PA Boarder
    I'd have to reccomend the Brinsea 10 w/a tuner or the Hova Fan + turner -- Both will excellant results if no broody is around ---

    and the only thing a incubator has over a broody is 24/7 it is there.

    If your like me and you don't get broody birds get or make the incubator .
  10. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    Turn-X for sure if you want consistantly great hatches. You can get used ones on Ebay for half of what you pay new.

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