Which Incubator Is The Best One for small hatches

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by featherbaby, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. featherbaby

    featherbaby Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    Which brand/type incubator is best for small hatches (2 doz or less). I am told 'forced air' is a must-have.
  2. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Brinsea ECO 20
  3. imsomarinky

    imsomarinky In the Brooder

    Aug 24, 2010
    San Diego
    I'm using a Brinsea Mini Advance. It holds up to 7 Chicken / Duck eggs and comes with SO many wonderful extras.

    I just made the switch from a styrafoam bator to this Brinsea and I will NEVER go back. With the Hovabator-style incubator I struggled with keeping the temp. steady and I lost several eggs. The Brinsea, however, has managed to persevere through cold nights and our current heat wave. It's small so we just keep it in our closet. Digital thermostat, Adjustable Temperature settings, Automatic Egg turner, Rock Solid Temperatures that just don't waver. I could go on and on.

    It's better than I imagined it would be.

    I went back and forth between getting the Advance and the Eco but I'm glad I went with the Advance. It's well worth the extra $$$.
  4. CindyG

    CindyG Songster

    I also have the Brinsea Mini Advance and love it! I'm getting another for the few times I have more than seven eggs and will just run them both. I've tried a few bigger ones and had no success so going with what works for me!.
  5. mediazeal

    mediazeal Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    I have the one with the digital temp and humidity read-out
    works perfect
  6. bigstack

    bigstack Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Texarkana, TX
    LG is WAY to much work!!!!! A few (very few) people have good luck with them But MOST have nothing but trouble including me! The temps are all over the place and I had atleast 1 big spike every day! luckily I wasn't working at the time and was there to help out. I hate my LG still air!!!

    Good luck and God Bless!
  7. BeckyBird

    BeckyBird Songster

    May 11, 2008
  8. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    I use little giant
  9. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    I have'nt tried a LG yet but I have been hatching quail all summer in a older style hovabator I have had several 100% hatches my last hatch was 62.5% most lately have been 70-95% some hatches I just hatch them using the HB others I use the hova to incubate and a home built hatcher incubator to hatch in. after I finish wiring my cabinet incubator I might try using the HB as a hatcher too.

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