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Would this incubator work? What do you think?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SoccerMomof7, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009
  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd say save your money until you can get a Genesis 1588. I've never used one of those little ones, but haven't ever heard much good about them.
  4. BantyMom

    BantyMom In the Brooder

    Oct 22, 2008
    Salinas, CA
    I bought some when they were only 4.00 each and took them to school. I use them to hatch eggs that are already ready to hatch so the kids can see them, and I use them to keep baby birds warm when kids bring them to me.

    There is not thermostat on them and temperature is regulated by the positioning of tinfoil inside the incubator. Once you get it set, you don't really want to be messing with it. I am also not sure of the thermostat that comes with it.

    As I see it, this incubator might work over the entire 21 days if it were in a room where the temperature were stable 24/7 and the incubator were only providing that little bit extra to get it up to 99.5 at the center of the egg. As I said, I've had success with hatching eggs that were ready to hatch anyway, but I've never done the entire 21 days.
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Over the 5 years on these boards, I have read of many people who bought that and were very sorry. My husband tried on years ago with duck eggs and lost them just before they hatched. I agree, for the same amount of money you can buy what you need to make your own styrofoam incubator.
  6. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I've not heard anything good about those..
  7. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Well I didn't think that it would work but I thought I would ask anyways! Thanks, I will probably just make one like Miss Prissy's. I will only do about 6 at a time, I can't expand too much my DH would freak out!
  8. Irajoe

    Irajoe Songster

    Jan 3, 2009
    South Carolina
    I remember ordering one of those 40 years ago out of the back of a comic book. I have vague memories...but definitely no hatches.
  9. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
  10. bandm

    bandm Chirping

    Jul 12, 2008
    piece of junk, don't waste your money. I bought one when I was a youngster and only got disappointed.[​IMG]


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