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North Base Farm

  • Joined Mar 2013
Choice of incubator
« on: May 13, 2013, 02:23:28 pm »
Can anyone recommend a simple incubator for trying to hatch for domestic use?

HesterF

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Kent
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Re: Choice of incubator
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 02:27:25 pm »
How many eggs will you want to hatch? I've got a Brinsea (new this year) based on recommendations of others. It's one of their bigger ones but they do a whole range. I couldn't get the very small ones because I wanted it for goose eggs too but worth looking at - their website has a useful section to compare their different types. Mine is all singing, all dancing, controlling temperature/humidity/turning (except when the cradle was broken but that's been replaced now and touch wood is still working). But you can get the manually controlled ones for much less than I paid!

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PIGBOY

  • Joined Feb 2013
Re: Choice of incubator
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 04:20:30 pm »
I have a R-com King suro incubator and it is fantastic, have a look on P and T poultry!

sidds

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Choice of incubator
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 05:05:26 pm »
We have an R-com 20 pro, bought it second hand over 2years ago and would definitley recommend, never let us down. It's fully automatic and a lot easier to use than semi automatic...

graham-j

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Canterbury Kent
Re: Choice of incubator
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 11:06:14 pm »
Hi,another vote for the Brinsea Octagon 20,the eco version is reasonably price,very simple to use and very little to go wrong.But above all it dose the job.

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Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Choice of incubator
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 08:31:36 am »
I'm two weeks into using my brand new Eco 20, I'll tell you if I'd reccomend it in about a weeks time. :fc:

artscott

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Methlick, Aberdeenshire
Re: Choice of incubator
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013, 01:02:03 pm »
We have a hovabator, nice and simple and if you are on a buget you can add extras like the auto turner and fan at a later date if you feel you need them.

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: Choice of incubator
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2013, 06:22:46 pm »
I'll second that. If you want a cheap incy a hovabator will accomodate a lot of eggs and will do a good job so long as you don't mind fiddling with the thermostat a bit to keep the temp right. I can thoroughly recommend the r-com suro too but they've got a bit expensive since we bought ours.

 

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