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#1 Rabid

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 05:19 pm

Looking for an automatic incubator, must be able to do ducks, turkeys, chickens, preferably goose, as well as pheasant and partridge, around a 50 eggs at a time, but would consider bigger if needs be, what is out there suitable, best makes to go for etc ?

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 05:35 pm

At those volumes I'd go with MS. The new Heka machines look good but haven't used one so can't really comment.
Brinsea are ok but I'd not put them in same league as MS or Heka
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Posted 27 December 2015 - 06:00 pm

At those volumes I'd go with MS. The new Heka machines look good but haven't used one so can't really comment.
Brinsea are ok but I'd not put them in same league as MS or Heka


Just been looking at the Heka machine, they sound quite good.

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 06:42 pm

I've a couple of friends using them - one says they are brilliant but the other had lots of problems with bent toes. Obviously he's not got the machine at a sweet spot.
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Posted 27 December 2015 - 06:44 pm

One machine that's worth a mention is the old Curfew, especially the cabinet incs. Often on ebay around the £200 mark. Old but reliable - and parts can be bought from Interhatch.
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Posted 30 December 2015 - 04:56 pm

look for a model that is fully automatic ,, ie self turning and adjusts the humidity automaticly
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Posted 04 January 2016 - 05:22 pm

Rabid. PM me pal. I might just be able to help.

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 08:52 pm

Rabid. PM me pal. I might just be able to help.


hi jok, tried to pm you but says your unable to receive new messages, so presumably your inbox is full mate.

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 09:49 pm

Has anyone used or know anything about maino incubators ! Been offered a maino 2-600

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:14 am

Sorry about that Rabid I'll pm you.



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Posted 27 February 2016 - 01:56 pm

Any reviews on the brinesea advance ex 380 ?

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 09:27 pm

R Com Suro 20. What a terrific, automatic little machine this. Easy to work with and given the right product (eggs) great high percentage hatch. Another thing. Won't lose any value.
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Posted 27 February 2016 - 10:04 pm

R Com Suro 20. What a terrific, automatic little machine this. Easy to work with and given the right product (eggs) great high percentage hatch. Another thing. Won't lose any value.


Too small for what I need though jok

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:01 pm

Sorry for forgetting that I contacted you an age ago. The reason was, and I believe still is, a friend of mine (farmer) was into chicken production and sales. He soon found out that it isn't the gilded lily he thought and promptly gave it all up. Thing is these guys never chuck anything away so there's just a chance that his 2 incubators are still there. From memory they are for the hundreds of eggs and are auto rotate. Might be worth an ask.
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Posted 28 February 2016 - 06:15 pm

Sorry for forgetting that I contacted you an age ago. The reason was, and I believe still is, a friend of mine (farmer) was into chicken production and sales. He soon found out that it isn't the gilded lily he thought and promptly gave it all up. Thing is these guys never chuck anything away so there's just a chance that his 2 incubators are still there. From memory they are for the hundreds of eggs and are auto rotate. Might be worth an ask.


Certainly worth asking pal, I need something petty soon, and would be looking at anything up to 1000 eggs would be fine, but really looking for something fully automatic


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