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What's the best small incubator

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

  1. buttons

    buttons In the Brooder

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

    brooster Songster

    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 Songster

    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 In 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 Crowing

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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 11 Years

    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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