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would this work for me if I don't want to incubate many eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ticks, May 21, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I've heard that R-Com incubators are good, but I have no experience with them. I also know that they are very expensive.
     
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Sounds expensive to me. The Brower top hatch is only $130 and it holds up to 3 dozen eggs. I've seen many other brands/types of incubators for less than that little one. It maybe worth buying the bigger ones and only putting in the few you want.
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    156 bucks?!? No way!
    Get a nice Hova preset and go to it.
     
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  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    If you're feeling savvy.... maybe you could build yourself a small bator from a small cooler instead of the huge one I built [​IMG] Miss Prissy has made a breadbox bator [​IMG] Would be cheaper [​IMG]
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Well it says that all you have to do is put in eggs and change water. I really think that if I tried it with a manual incubator I would kill all the eggs.
     
  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Dont sell yourself, or the technology short.

    Like I said, get the Hova Genesis PRESET incubator.
    You dont manully adjust anything and youll save some money. If you dont like incubating you can resell if for a fair price.
     
  8. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    ...and maybe after killing a few eggs you'll become an expert hatcher! Don't worry about killing a few eggs, just jump in and do it! (I shouldn't be talking here...I have a still air hoovabator and my hatches are terrible...although I have only tried it a couple of times so far...right now it is in the closet...I really should pull it out and try it again:>) One day I will know what I'm doing! hahhaa
     
  9. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:With a 1588 it is the same thing. I have not made a single adjustment in over a year. The last time I even looked at my thermometer was about three days ago, I think. I just add water 2-3 times per hatch and that's it. The 1588 costs less and will hatch from 1-42 (chicken) eggs. If you ever want to start hatching more in the future you will not be able to increase the capacity of the R-Com.

    Richard
     
  10. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's always e-bay!
     

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