Which incubator to use?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LegginMF12, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2011
    Yucca Valley
    I have just ordered 12 Blue Orpingtons and and 12 Golden Laced Cochin eggs from Dick. I have the Hovabator 1602n with which I just had a 100% hatch with my own eggs in it. I received a Brinsea Eco 20 for Christmas. These eggs are really important to me. Should I use the Brinsea, which I have never used before or should I use the Hovabator? I had some temp fluctuations with the Hovabator, mostly dropping at night as we don't use the heater at night. I am in a quandary right now! [​IMG]
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    If the eggs are important to you, I'd go with the one you have had success with in the past. The Brinsea should be a better incubator, but you don't know whether that specific one has a manufacturing problem or not. They are yours and you can do what you want, use one or the other or split the eggs between them, but I'd be more comfortable with the one I had experienced success with.
  3. Want Less

    Want Less Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2010
    New Bern, NC
    We are doing our first run with a Brinsea Octagon 20 Advance and so far it is wonderful. No temp fluctuations so far (even in this old drafty 50 degree house) and aside from just making sure there is water in the bottom every couple days, it's basically been left alone to do its thing.
  4. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2 with ridgerunners post
  5. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2011
    Yucca Valley
    I have set up the Brinsea and am going to see how it hold temp and humidity. I am also setting up the Hovabator and am going to split the eggs between the two. Now, hopefully my eggs get here in one piece, not that I'm saying the post office wont take good care of them (read sarcasm).
  6. crankster76

    crankster76 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 25, 2011
    gl got my fingers crossed for ya.
  7. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2011
    I have had 99.5 and 100% hatch rates in my ECO 20. I love it. [​IMG] I knew NOTHING about hatching
    eggs before I got it. [​IMG] Your potential chicks sound beautiful.

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