What's your Favorite larger capacity Incubator?

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What's your Favorite larger capacity Incubator?
Last Christmas I received my first incubator. Guess the heating pad in a bucket with my duck eggs was a hint I caught the incubating bug.
Seeing older cabinet incubators for sale now and then, but they look in bad shape and are still very expensive. Looked up replacement parts and those are expensive and complicated.
Not sure I'm ready to lose batches or hatches on bad equipment.

What's your Favorite larger capacity!) Incubator that you've used or seen in use at a friend's, work, family operation, etc?

Even a DIY homemade cabinet incubator. Saw a shed a couple converted into a walkin... so cool.
 

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What's your Favorite larger capacity Incubator?
Last Christmas I received my first incubator. Guess the heating pad in a bucket with my duck eggs was a hint I caught the incubating bug.
Seeing older cabinet incubators for sale now and then, but they look in bad shape and are still very expensive. Looked up replacement parts and those are expensive and complicated.
Not sure I'm ready to lose batches or hatches on bad equipment.

What's your Favorite larger capacity!) Incubator that you've used or seen in use at a friend's, work, family operation, etc?

Even a DIY homemade cabinet incubator. Saw a shed a couple converted into a walkin... so cool.
Incuview 360. Fits 48 quail eggs. I forgot how many chicken eggs it fit, but I believe it was around 20.
 

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What do you consider "higher capacity"? What # of egg range?
I like the gqf sportsman. I've had one and it worked well and was reliable. I always keep an eye out for them on CL but ya they're usually listed not much cheaper then their new price. A couple times I've saw them cheap but they had already sold.
I do see a lot of the older ones in rough shape. If I find the deal I'd like to get one just to refurbish for fun. My concern with most of those are that they aren't auto turn or really set up to be. That's something to consider. I don't want to hand turn that many eggs.
Although I've never used one or personally known anyone with one the top of my wish list would be a brinsea ova-easy. They also make different capacity models. They're really pricey though.
I've made a couple smaller cabinet ones years ago and without getting to serious they worked pretty decent.
Right now I'm using one I put a bit more thought into and used a beverage cooler. It worked out well this last season hatching around 1,100 chicks.
It was a cheaper route and interesting to put together.
 

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