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Which incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tobit, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. tobit

    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2014
    I was wondering if there are any cheap incubators that are fully automatic and fairly reliable? I don't want to splash out as it would just be for a bit of fun. I wouldn't be too bothered about how many eggs it can hold! I live in the UK, not sure if that makes a difference.
  2. boymeetschicken

    boymeetschicken Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2016
    I have the Brinsea Mini Advance. It is not cheap (USD180) but I compared it with the cheaper stuff at the store and found that when you add up all the "extra" components you can buy to add on to the cheaper, manual, incubator to make it automatic, the price was not that much different.

    I have the say the Brinsea really is fully automatic. I just add water every other day.
  3. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2016
    Southwest Virginia
    Completely agree with boymeetschicken. I bought a Little Giant 9300 for around $44, add the egg Turner for around the same amount and the fan kit for around the same amount again and you have $160ish into an incubator of questionable quality. I returned all of the LG stuff & bought the Brinsea mini advanced for around $180. Love the Brinsea - only drawback is egg capacity.
  4. tobit

    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2014
    Thanks guys, I'll look into it!
  5. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2013
    Draketown, GA
    The Hovabator Genesis is a great styrofoam incubator. It has electronic controls, but you will need a secondary thermometer/hygrometer.

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