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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:10 pm 
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Dapper Duck
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Hi all,

I would like to know the best but also most affordable automatic Egg incubator which would be suitable for bantam duck, bantam game, and normal chicken eggs? I've read a lot about them and I just can't seem to find the same brands repeated which would suit the variety I require.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:32 pm 
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The RCOM 20 (fits 20 chicken eggs) or RCOM 50 (fits 50 chicken eggs) might suit you. For both of these you can get turning trays for different sized eggs. They are a reliable incubator, and are easy to see into and clean. Unfortunately they are not cheap.....that is where they might fall down in your list of criteria.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:59 pm 
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I think important issues would be.

how many eggs?

Lots of babies makes lots of work.

how long have you been into poultry?

if you are only beginning a modest incubator will give you a chance to learn and decide if hatching eggs is for you.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:51 pm 
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Love my Rcom King Suros They will take 24 (30 without dividers) chicken eggs and more smaller eggs. Digital heat and humidity (auto water pump) and are accurate or easily calibrated. A little less $ than the Rcom 20 or 50. Good back up for Rcom in Australia.
Beware of buying cheap incubators from ebay - you will get what you pay for.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:34 pm 
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petanque wrote:
I think important issues would be.

how many eggs?

Lots of babies makes lots of work.

how long have you been into poultry?

if you are only beginning a modest incubator will give you a chance to learn and decide if hatching eggs is for you.


There wouldn't be anymore then a dozen at a time.
I have kept poultry for at least 10 years now although I am still only new to hatching and baby chicks. I got into ducks about a year ago now and i'm still learning them and their ways and I would like to breed some babies from them. I'd rather hatch the eggs in an incubator then take the babies from the mum in case I get the timing wrong. A modest incubator would be about right. I have Bantam indian Game and Bantam Silver Appleyards i'd like to hatch and the odd chook egg wouldn't go astray.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:15 pm 
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I agree with sue55 , get the king suro , cheap to run is very easy to use, doesn't use much water or need constant top.ups , I have a 600 ml bottle of filtered water and it's on the 3rd hatch from this bottle,works.great and is a quality product , worth the money . Will be good for the hatch size you want. . AND YES DON'T BUY THE CHEAP EBAY BATORS, been there and regret it.


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