Which should i get Brinsea octagon 20 eco or Hova-Bator"Genesis"

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  1. chicken360

    chicken360 Out Of The Brooder

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    i am planning to get an incubator to incubate my hens eggs this year so which is the one i should get ?[​IMG]

    i have tried the octagon 20 eco and it was good but it only had 24 eggs capacity and from what i saw on mypetchicken.com the hova bator had 50 eggs capacity and was cheaper but it was a styrofoam and im thinking that styrofoam will break if not handled well enough. i am not sure if there is a hova bator with a metal or plastic instead of a styrofoam bottom.So i am not sure which one is the one i should get so i need your help plz comment below thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. outdoorsii

    outdoorsii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a Styrofoam Genesis Hovabator 1588 w/turner, its great & the styrofoam SOUNDS cheap I know but it's really not & its the absolute BEST heat insulator that's why they chose it, so yea but that's just my opinion, I know alot of ppl that have one too, mine holds 42 eggs in the turner, We're on our 4th hatch now, had decent percentages
     
  3. Overoberyl

    Overoberyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely the HB. It is actually quite sturdy despite being made of styrofoam, and besides it's not like an incubator is something you'll be banging around or piling stuff on anyway, lol. Imo having the extra capacity is totally worth it!!
     
  4. chicken360

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    Hey outdoorsii, how come your hova bator only holds 42 i thought it holds 50 eggs? and i have another question where did you guys buy your hova bator and how much did it cost?
     
  5. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It holds 50 without a turner. The turner only holds 42.
     
  6. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both of them Octagon 20 advance and 1588 genesis the last one work well I just updated to Brinsea [​IMG]
     
  7. outdoorsii

    outdoorsii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea what he said the turner that i got that came w/it has 42 slots
     
  8. chicken360

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    yah but where did you guys get your hova bator at and how much was it?[​IMG]
     
  9. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine was from CL
     
  10. chicken360

    chicken360 Out Of The Brooder

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    what is cl but how much was it?
     

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