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Would I really need two? incubators that is

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SusanJoM, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    I spent yesterday working myself up to the idea of buying an incubator, and I'm getting almost ready to take the plunge, but I have a couple more questions.

    Can I start eggs at different intervals if I only have one incubator, or does that require a second one for putting the almost-ready-to-hatch eggs into?

    Is that Hova-bator 1588 a good incubator for a beginner? I don't want to spend more than I need, but I don't want to fail because my equipment isn't up to the job. I like what I've read about that, but I also can't see myself buying two of them as a beginner.

    Thanks for your help.
    Susan
     
  2. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    Hi susan and welcome to byc.
    If you plan hatches at different times you should have two incubators. The humidity and temps do vary during the last 3 days and you don't want to chicks jumping over the ones that need a little more time and care. The genesis 1588 is a great one i hear. I'm waiting for mine to come and can't wait to get started and quit fumbling with these cheaper lg's from tsc. I should have bought one of those in the beggininng.
     
  3. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started by borrowing my sisters little giant bator and hurried up and bought a Hova Bator because I was starting to stager hatches. I now have 3 and keep them busy all the time! I would say you need two one to incubate and one for hatching. I just started hatching in Dec. I got very addicted very fast! I love all of my Hova Bators, 2 are the reg. hova-bator with the big window, and the other is the Gensis, pre-set, plug and play. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if you put them in at different times then they'll be picked on I don't won't to preasure you into buying another incubator but I would get another. But your right incubators are expensive!!!!!
     
  5. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmmmph. I was afraid you would say that.

    Okay, so let's say I go ahead, jump (while holding onto the anvil, as my friend would say) in, and buy two. I'm guessing I could go with a Genesis for incubating and then a slightly less pricey model for the hatching?

    Susan
     
  6. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! I use the genesis for incubating and the other for hatching. You don't need a turner.... But you will love having 2! I promise! [​IMG]
    Sly
     

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