Hova Bator Still/Thermal Air Incubator 1602N


Hova Bator Still/Thermal Air Incubator 1602N



  • Wafer thermostat & bulb thermometer for easy temp control
  • Washable plastic liner for easy cleaning
  • Durable styrofoam provides excellent insulation
  • Built-in water trough for humidity control
  • Two viewing windows for watching eggs hatch
  • Purchase includes Two Year IncuCare Warranty
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If you’re looking for a reliable yet affordable incubator, look no further. The Hovabator 1602N is a simple, easy-to-use incubator that is relatively low-cost. All these things combined have made this incubator a bestseller. The HovaBator 1602N is the perfect incubator for anyone new to hatching eggs or who wants to save money while still getting the maximum performance out of their incubator.


  • Thermal Air Flow: The 25 watt heat tube gently warms the air inside the incubator, which flows out of the exhaust vents in the top and draws in fresh air through the bottom vent
  • Removable plastic hatching liner that makes after hatch clean-up a breeze
  • Durable styrofoam makes the incubator last longer and retain heat better
  • Two 4x6 inch windows for easy viewing
  • High sidewalls to keep birds inside when the lid is removed
  • Reliable and simple to use wafer thermostat
  • Holds approximately 50 chicken/duck size eggs or 130 quail size eggs without an automatic egg turner

Additional accessories can be purchased to improve your hatch rate and your overall experience, including an automatic egg turner, a forced air fan kit, an IncuTherm Plus Thermometer/Hygrometer, and an Incu-Bright egg candler.

This item, along with the majority of our products, is covered by our Two Year IncuCare Warranty. Purchase today with no worries and experience the Hova-Bator 1602N incubator for yourself.

International Customers

This incubator uses 110 Volt AC Power. For international customers (220/240V) you must purchase the IncubatorWarehouse.com international power converter to maintain product warranty.

SKU : 1602


Weight : 3.69 lb


DIMENSIONS : 19" x 19" x 9"

MATERIAL : Styrofoam

MODEL : 1602 N

VOLTAGE : North America (110/120 Volt AC)

WATT : 25

Color : White

Capacity : Approx. 46 Chicken, 188 Quail, 90 pheasant, 40 Turkey/Duck

Sanitation Liner : Yes

Thermostat Type : Wafer Style

Window Size : 4" x 6"

Circulated Air : No

Style : Tabletop


Ask a Question
  • Can an incubator purchase be financed?

    Unfortunately, we do not do any financing for any of our products. Credit cards will be your best bet if you are hoping to pay off an order.

  • My house is cool in winter. Can I put a blanket over the Incuview Incubator to insulate it?

    This is an excellent question. If you are unable to keep the room temperature up in the room where the incubator is, you can definitely add some extra insulation. Insulation could be a blank, rag, Styrofoam, etc. As you insulate your incubator it is very important to keep in mind the need for ventilation. It is very easy to cut off air flow when adding insulation. However you choose to insulate make sure air can still freely flow in and out of your incubator.

  • How does humidity work in incubation and hatching? Do you need different amounts of humidity for incubation and hatching?

    Proper temperature and humidity levels are very important for a successful incubation. If either one of these numbers are significantly off it can ruin an entire incubator full of eggs. In this answer I will go over 6 tips for more accurate manual humidity control while incubating. Make sure you have done your research and understand the basics of incubation, it is important to have some knowledge of what you are doing before you even think about firing up your incubator. 1. Making sure you have the proper tools is important to any successful incubation. To properly read your humidity levels you will want to use a hygrometer. This is a tool for measuring humidity levels and is a necessity for incubation. Accurately knowing your humidity levels will help to increase hatch rates. 2. Different species of eggs may require different humidity levels. It is very important to research your species and the humidity levels recommended. 3. Most incubators come with a built-in water reservoir in the base of the unit…many of these bases have several small reservoirs for holding water. We suggest starting with the smallest water reservoir, add enough water to fill it and then let your incubator run for about 30 minutes. After the unit has had time to warm up and stabilize check your readings. You may find that your readings are too low, if this is the case add water to the next reservoir and repeat the above process. If your readings are too high you can add a new dry sponge to the incubator to help absorb any excess moisture. 4. All reservoirs filled and still low on humidity? Add a shallow/wide container of water to the incubator or, if there is not enough room a clean wet sponge will do the trick. Remember its surface area not depth that affects humidity production. 5. Need less humidity but you only have water in the smallest reservoir? To cut down on the exposed surface area of the water and reduce humidity levels add some pieces of styrofoam to the reservoir. 6. Several different models of incubators require you to remove the lid to add more water to the reservoirs. This can cause dramatic fluctuations in temperature and humidity. By attaching a 12 inch length of aquarium airline hose to the end of a clean condiment style squeeze bottle you can fill the reservoirs via the vent hole on the top of the incubator.

  • Does it turn eggs?

    This listing is for the incubator only and does not include an egg turner. To see all options that include an egg turner click here.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Olivia Augustine (o_oauau_cdqnmdmu3b)
Great incubator!

I bought this egg incubator years ago. This is hands down the best option for hatching 1 or two clutches of ball python eggs. The price is very reasonable and this incubator has been running strong for years. The heat is very stable and very reliable when I paired it with a herpstat thermostat. The eggs love it.

Clara Nodes
Thank you!

The incubator works great and it shipped pretty fast. I was a little disappointed to find many dents and scratches on the styrofoam upon arrival. Otherwise it runs great and keeps the temperature well! Definitely worth it for the price.


Still going strong after years of seasonal use. I use it for incubating reptile eggs, and it works very well. To get tighter control, I set the wafer thermostat to around 84 deg then plug the unit into a proportional controller set for 82 deg. This way the wafer is the fail-safe. Works perfectly.

Perfect all eggs hatched all 100


first time egg mom
worth the price

hova bator beats my homemade incubator. Eggs require a very narrow range of temperature and humidity conditions in order to be hatchable and after putting together my own version the hova bator is much superior in price, meeting egg-needs and quality than my own. just trying to help the next person, buy this great $47 hovabator it will help!