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What's Your Favorite Bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Loddie Da, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Songster

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    What is your favorite incubator & why do you like it so much?

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  2. EricH

    EricH Chirping

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    i dont have tons of experience but the hovabator genesis 1588 is bad arse
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Brinsea, Brinsea, Brinsea. Hard plastic, not Styrofoam. Very easy to clean. Digital displays and controls. Nearly fool-proof; some models are STUPID-proof.

    My first was a Mini Advance, holds 7 eggs. Automatic turner, digital day count down, spot on the temps. I had to monitor and adjust the humidity, which required a small hygrometer and adding warm water to the water reservoir. 6 out of 7 chicks hatched the very first time I used it (very first time I incubated anything). One chick drowned in the water reservoir, though, in the space of 20 minutes whilst I was making sure the brooder was ready for the chicks.

    (I should have put marbles in the reservoir so it wasn't deep enough for a wobbly-headed little chick to drop its head into the water.)

    Second incubator was the Mini Advance EX, which is the same but with a humidity pump. Much more expensive. Love it, too.

    Then I got an Octagon 20 Advance EX, holds 24 eggs. Eggs in it right now, 2.5 weeks to go for a hatch.
     
  4. xxSonja

    xxSonja Songster

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    My broody is my favourite. [​IMG]
     
  5. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Songster

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    Quote:Come on now, that don't count. [​IMG]
     
  6. rebel yell

    rebel yell Songster

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    my homemade rigg has been good to me.
     
  7. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Songster

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    Quote:What do you use?
    Do you have any pix?
     

  8. undergroundchickens

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    Brinsea! Stupid proof! Temp stays solid and humidity is worked out for you!
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2010
  9. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Binsea all the way! I have a Mini Advance, its an idiot proof incubator [​IMG] Now I need something bigger so I have ordered an Octogon Advance! [​IMG]
     
  10. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Songster

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    I loved my Brinsea Oct. 10 back when I had it.
    (I agree it's hard to mess up a Brinsea hatch)

    ...I am just planning on getting back into the birds & am looking to buy a new bigger bator, which is my reason for asking.
     

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