which incubator? electronic thermostat or not?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Alphagamchick, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Alphagamchick

    Alphagamchick Songster

    Mar 26, 2007
    I'm about to buy a Hova-bator incubator. I had one as a kid. I'm sure it was a still air one but I had great luck with it. We had chicks all the time.
    This time I thought I'd buy a forced air one but I was wondering about the electronic thermostat. Is it worth spending the extra money for that? Any words of wisdom on incubators. I want to spend around $100 or less. Thanks.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2007
  2. marie_martin

    marie_martin Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I got the still air one and will be putting my first batch in this week. So I don't know which is better, but I paid 45 dollars for the still air one and the fan is 35 dollars seperately. I think I have seen on here that some don't pay that, but here in MS we do, so I am going to try it without the fan for a while and see what happens. Good luck to you.

  3. chickiemom

    chickiemom In the Brooder

    Mar 1, 2007
    South Louisiana
    I have a forced air little giant. I like it. This last batch didnt turn out that great, but I think I know what I did wrong. And I agree in the south we do pay more for farming items.
  4. marie_martin

    marie_martin Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Isn't that crazy. What did you do wrong on you last ones, just so we know what not to do? I do have an old computer with a cpu fan I may try to install? Seems I read on here that you can do that. Anyone have the link? Thanks. Nice to meet you and hope you have a good experience with chickens. Let us know what you get and how it goes. I get my first set of eggs tomorrow!!!!


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