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Choose your favourite smaller incubator (less than 100 eggs)
Bellsouth 9%  9%  [ 18 ]
Brinsea 7%  7%  [ 13 ]
Covatutto 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
Ecostat 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Greatlander 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Hexabator 5%  5%  [ 10 ]
Hovobator 5%  5%  [ 9 ]
Janoel 13%  13%  [ 26 ]
IM 6%  6%  [ 11 ]
Little Giant 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Lyon 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Maino 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
Multiquip 2%  2%  [ 3 ]
Rcom 42%  42%  [ 82 ]
Smart 3%  3%  [ 6 ]
Other commercial brand 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Home-made incubator 4%  4%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 197
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:33 pm 
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Choose your favourite smaller incubator - capacity of 100 eggs or less - the type that you might have on a benchtop. All types like auto or manual are combined. Just choose your favourite brand or make.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:41 pm 
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my bloke showed our vet our rcom 20 king suro and matching hatcher today as he is looking at getting a small incubator. he cheerfully informed said vet you don't even have to move all the eggs just swap the bottoms as they are the same size.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:09 pm 
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It's interesting that although we hear about the Janoel's quite regularly, nobody has voted for it.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:20 pm 
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Chicken07 wrote:
It's interesting that although we hear about the Janoel's quite regularly, nobody has voted for it.


I have not yet seen the results, because I have not yet voted. I was going to vote for the Octagon from Janoel. So I was looking for Octagon, but I never thought I should vote for Janoel point blank. They do so many other versions that I would not recommend, but will vote Janoel reluctantly, because that seems to be the only option to represent the really great basic octagons they make.

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I have used a CE Model JN12 a number of times and recommend it to anyone who wants a small incubator. Holds 12 chook eggs, auto-turning, accurate temp control and digital display. Easy to set thermostat. Fool proof to use. Under $100. Very handy little unit


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:14 pm 
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Like Grabby I'm a massive fan of my Rcom Kind Suro. It's much cheaper than the standard 20 egg Rcom, has the same reliability and because I can put a large water reservoir on it I can go away on holidays for a week and it will just keep chugging along.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:48 pm 
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i made the box and used this on my last build.
i get about 50% hatch out of mail shipped eggs
and 50-80% on my own eggs give or take different breeds.
a real power saver as well cost almost nothing to run.
after each hatch i sanitized with lysol and set out in the sun to dry
and normal wash with bleach on all racks and rods.
i ran this unit not stop 6 sets of eggs non stop.
http://incubatorwarehouse.com/48-watt-incukit-dc.html

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:07 pm 
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I can't vote, because I've only ever USED one incubator (the Janoel). So I can't really say it's my favourite as I have nothing to compare it with :)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:57 am 
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shaz68 wrote:
I can't vote, because I've only ever USED one incubator (the Janoel). So I can't really say it's my favourite as I have nothing to compare it with :)

I think people can vote if they have only had one incubator as long as it was a good product, worked well, and they had good hatches out of it and are happy to recommend it.

We've had six incubators here which does allow us to compare a small number.

Even if people have only had one, they still know whether it worked for them or not. I think all of our members' combined experience will still be helpful.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:23 am 
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Rcom by a mile. I've tried Hovabators (will never use one again), Bellsouth's (great if your not in a cold climate), a huge Multiquip E2 (reasonable but way to big for us) and now an Rcom. Rcom King Suro beats them all, especially where I am. We're quite high up and cold and very few incubators seem to cope with the night time temperature changes we get even in our house.

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I love my rcom 50


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Do any of you guys know if a Janoel 24 egg incubator is any good? If any of you have got one what is the hatch rate like?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:04 pm 
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I am surprised Janoel got as many votes as it did .. i have an ebay special which im looking at replacing with either an rcom or brinsea !!


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I think both the Brinsea and Rcom are good units. The Brinsea may not have had as many votes due to it's price.

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