Which incubator should I get?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Skitz, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    I think I want to hatch chicks again....but I'm tired of buying those LG incubators. Which incubator would you recommend to hatch chicken eggs?
     
  2. Sportsterjeep

    Sportsterjeep Creekside Acres Farm

    Jun 1, 2010
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    I prefer home built. Works like a charm and is 1/4 of the price. Pepsi cooler, or wine cooler depending on how big of one you want. This one was a pepsi cooler, 5 1/2 feet tall. Will easily run 4 turners. Want something smaller, do the same thing with a smaller cooler.

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  3. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I completely agree with you, but you got to get to know your bator & what its capable of, I love my bator I made out of a Omaha steaks ice chest, it will hold about 24 eggs, I dont use a turner I use cartons & prop them against the wall of the bator, I think opening up a bator of this size has no affect on the hatch rate, who knows it may be a good thing, my hatch rates are excellent.
     
  4. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Looks a bit high tech for me, you've got more tech talent than me! Good Job!! [​IMG]
     
  5. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Brinsea Octagon Eco all the way! W/ ato egg turner. Fool-proof all the way.
     
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine got a Genesis 1588 as her first incubator and loves it! She's says it's very beginner proof and easy to use.

    I'm hoping I can find a used Genesis (easier on the pocket book) before hatching season! [​IMG]
     
  7. Amigatec

    Amigatec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which turner for the Gensis 1588 would you use for Turkey eggs?
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I asked a fellow BYCer and he said that the "pullet" turkey eggs may fit in the usual chicken/duck egg rails, but most turkey eggs require the goose egg rails. [​IMG]
     
  9. doxies1

    doxies1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    " friend of mine got a Genesis 1588 as her first incubator and loves it! She's says it's very beginner proof and easy to use."
    Brinsea looks fancier but Genesis 1588 is cheaper, more versitile, and hold more. I have both and I'll never buy another Brinsea. As a mater of fact, anyone wanting to trade a good working 1588 & turner for a brinsea eco 20 with turner < contact me>
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2010
  10. Danny39

    Danny39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love my Genesis 1588!
     

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