Which incubator to get?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rsf31tmp, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. rsf31tmp

    rsf31tmp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2010
    Rochester, IL
    I have 20 hens and four roosters and by later winter I am going to start hatching my some chicks. I have some breeding ideas and I want to hatch some for meat, some to add to my flock and some to sell. This will NOT be a huge operation and is really just a hobby. Not into it for money at all. Been looking at several and I think I want an auto egg turner.

    So....what do I want and or need?

    I have the wife talked into it being my b-day/christmas present, but not wanting to spend a fortune either....please tell me everything I need to know.
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Minimal $ decent size (42 eggs) Hovabator Genesis 1588 with auto turner... but you do have to mother it and keep tabs on the humidity.

    $$$, less eggs (20) less worry, Octogon 20 Advance Ex w/ humidity pump. Plug and play.

    I must have deleted the pics I have of it.

    I have both of the above and love both, but I don't enjoy being a mother hen over the hovabator with the humidity.

    If I had a bigger place and sufficient $$

    I'd get a GQF Sportsman 1502
    a Brinsea Ova Easy
    and a Dickey.

    and I'd have fun seeing which one did the best. They hold lots of eggs and they are pricey.
  3. rsf31tmp

    rsf31tmp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2010
    Rochester, IL
    how much are we talking?

    are you saying it holds 42 eggs, but it would do better with 20?
  4. lwarctic

    lwarctic Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2010
    Idaho-Boise area

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