what's your favourite sort of incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dancingchicken77, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. dancingchicken77

    dancingchicken77 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 22, 2008
    what sort of incubator would you recommend? why? how many eggs does it take?
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    GQF Hovabator Genesis 1588 with turner . The turner holds 42 eggs.

    It is the easiest hands free small bator on the market.

    I have 3.
  3. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with Miss Prissy. I have one and have had great hatches.

    I will also add that if you can afford an R-com 20, there is nothing more stable and easy. I was able to score one and my first hatch is in it. I am so impressed so far. Everything stays perfectly constant and it turns the eggs once an hour. It is amazing.

    I see Rcoms on Austraila ebay all the time![​IMG]
  4. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Quote:Ditto! [​IMG]
  5. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    I too have the Genesis 1588 with turner and LOVE IT!!!!!! I also have a Little Giant that works just fine and holds the same amount of eggs, but it's harder to regulate, and I have been burned on the heating element one too many times!!!!

    Get the Genesis!!!!!!!!!
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    My favorite is the old Lyons Transparent Hen which I now have two of [​IMG] . Hard to come by but faithful!!! Hatched out hundreds of chicks, 12 to 16 at a time......

    I have a circulated air Hova Model 1583 with a turner that has worked perfect from the first day of taking it out of the box. Hatched 300 chicks in it so far this past year.
  7. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    Easley, SC
    I have the Hovabator Genesis 1588 as well. LOVE IT!!!! It is so worth the money. I've had a really old round Hovabator and a regular square Hovabator brand new before. They were much more involved to stablize. I am so for the Genesis, it is hands free easy. Just plug it in, add water and eggs and let it go. I got the egg turner with mine.

    I have a homemade bator for a hatcher right now.
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    In the $150 range the Genesis definately wins popular opinion polls.

    If you want to spend around $500 you can get a Brinsea Octagon 20,
    40, or Rcom20. I have the Octagon 40 and love it. I have a few Little
    Giant sets(forced air with turners similiar to the Genesis) and love
    those too.
  9. NC chicken man

    NC chicken man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 3, 2007
    Mt. Pleasant,NC
    I have a Dickeys bator and hatcher.
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Quote:I agree here! I absolutely LOVE mine! It is so easy to use and as AussieSharon once put it to me, it is blonde proof! [​IMG]

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