This guide is to help you understand the main components of the different types of incubators, common accessories, and combo kits to make your purchasing decision as simple as possible.
This guide will cover the following topics:
Quick Summary Table
1. Main Components
a. Case- There are two common types of cases
There are some basic things that every reptile incubator needs. Here is a list of them along with information about each one. You may notice that this information is similar in many ways to the information needed for a bird incubator.
Container: Depending on how many egg you want to hatch at a time, you may want something small that will hold just 4-8 eggs or a larger container that will hold dozens. Determine how many eggs you anticipate you'll have to incubate and t...
The steps for building a cabinet incubator are very similar to building a smaller, table-top incubator.
1. Know what it takes to have an effective cabinet egg incubator
See our other pages for information regarding temperature, humidity, air circulation, rotating the eggs, and sanitation. This will help you know what the incubator needs to do in order to have a successful hatch. Keep in mind that a larger incubator has more potential to have cool and warm s...
There are some basic steps which will help you build a good, effective egg incubator.
1. Know what it takes to have an effective egg incubator
See our other pages for information regarding temperature, humidity, air circulation, rotating the eggs, and sanitation. This will help you know what the incubator needs to do in order to have a successful hatch.
2. Determine your specific design
The most common sized desktop egg incubators will hold between 30-50 chic...
Container For a simple foam container, a local grocery store usually has options for low-cost foam coolers. WalMart regularly sells them for about $3.00. K-mart, Albertsons, Krogers and many other local stores will have foam coolers that are very good at providing an insulated container. Other options would be regular plastic coolers. They will be more expensive but very easy to clean and more robust. Any of the stores mentioned above will have them as well as any ou...
There are some basic things that every incubator needs. Here is a list of them along with information about each one.
Container Depending on how many eggs you want to hatch at a time, you may want something small that will hold just 20-30 eggs or a larger, cabinet style unit that will hold several hundred. Determine how many eggs you want to incubate and then decide on the container. The more insulation it has, the less energy it will require to keep it at the correct temperatu...
Things to consider:
How many eggs do you want to hatch at a time?
Are looking for just a few to show your kids the wonder of seeing a new born chick emerg from its shell? Or are you going into full poultry production? If you need to hatch just a few, GQF's Chick-Bator is an option you can try. It is very economical and compact but it's simplicity also makes it not an ideal environment for hacthing eggs. Many customer reviews show that a 30-50% hatch rate is about what you ca...
Question 1: What is the difference between the Little Giant incubator and the Hova-Bator incubator?
Answer: Both incubators hold the same quantity of eggs. There are a few differences. First, the thermostats are very different. The Hova-Bator uses a mechanical wafer-style thermostat. It works great but you will need to install it (not very difficult and comes with good instructions) and setting the correct temperature is just a little trickier than the Little Giant. ...
Hatching Eggs can be Fun & Rewarding
Setting your eggs
Eggs have the best hatch rate when stored for no more than 7 days before beginning to incubate. Allow cool eggs to warm slowly to room temperature before placing in the incubator . Abrupt warming from 55 degrees to 100 degrees can cause moisture condensation on the egg shell which can lead to disease and reduced hatches.
Humidity is controlled in order to prevent unnecessary loss of eg...
Egg Incubator Buyers Guide
This guide covers the following topics:
Selecting the Right Incubator
Which Accessories do I need?
Getting the Best Value
Why Buy from the IncubatorWarehouse?
1) Selecting the Right Incubator
Below is a table summary of the most popular incubator choices. See below table for commentary.
Little Giant 9200 vs Hova Bator 1602N
Many customers ask us about the differences between these incubators.&n...