IncuView All-In-One Automatic Egg Incubator – Item of the Day
Special Note – This is one of the best incubators I have ever owned. It is easy to set up, it works wonderfully well and it is on sale for only 160. Given it is still on sale I am bringing it around one more time before peak hatching season is over. Chickens take 22 weeks to lay, if you want new layers in peak molt for old birds now is the time. 22 weeks from today is Aug. 17th, I typically the molt in my birds begin just before mid August and peak a couple weeks after that.
Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is IncuView All-In-One Automatic Egg Incubator. This is the absolute best incubator I have found without spending a fortune. We have used it for hatching both chickens and ducks, with chickens our results were outstanding. How about three batches of 26 eggs with a total number of hatched eggs of 76, that is 76 out of 78!
What I love about this incubator is everything is automated. All you really need to do is keep an eye on humidity and add a bit of water when necessary. You program the duration of incubation and the machine knows when to stop turning, you can also set how many times a day the machine turns the eggs. And don’t let the word “program” scare you if you if you are a techniphobe, I hate programming “gadgets” but this thing is really easy. The instructions are on one page front and back.
We have successfully incubated goose eggs in it and others have told us they use if for quail with great success. Due to how the turner works, one turner works for everything. It has a digitally controlled thermostat, so when you set it for say 99.5, that is what you get all the time.
There are cheaper incubators but then don’t have all these features. They certainly do not hold temperature as well. In my reptile breeding days I hatched literally hundreds of eggs in the well known Hova-Bator Incubator, yes it works, and it costs less, but is is a fiddly pain in the ass. In fact since I got my IncuView, the only thing I use my Hova-Bator Incubator for is starting seeds in cold weather.
If I wanted to hatch say 75 – 100 eggs a batch, I would honestly buy three of these before I would buy an expensive large commercial incubator. Like most products I settle on, this one just works, it always works and that is what wins my endorsement.
I would also like to suggest the following, this thing is kind of light weight, it is durable and ships well. It is not something most people would use all year long. So some of you may form groups and do a share with this item, either locally or by shipping it back and forth as needed. I personally sent mine to Nicholas Ferguson, he hatched duck and chickens with it and then shipped it back USPS Priority Mail for like 10 bucks. Just a thought.
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We appreciate the kind words, glad you enjoyed the IncuView. Very nice write up.
I love my IncuView. I actually chose this based on your recommendation via email quite a while ago and I’m happy with it. I have a YouTube review here:
Of course I understand if you don’t post the link to my review.
Keep up the good work sir!
Why would I not let you post your review? Such things are highly welcome here.
I’m just learly of posting links on other peoples pages without permission.
Jack – did Amazon move the link. it returns a sorry page not found.
Huh, I just tried all the links they all brought it up for me.
Jack, in the past you have recommended the Manna Pro Harris Farms Nurture Right Incubator, how does this compare in your opinion?
Can’t go wrong with either. Both are great with trade offs I will cover in today’s show.
Manna Pro is a bit easier to program, a bit more fiddly to add water to but doesn’t need opening to do it. IncuView has more capacity and works with even large eggs like goose which would be tight in the Harvest Right.
I actually killed an IncuView after a LOT of use and mailing it around for years to share it. My recommendation for it proceeds the Manna Pro. I got that one instead of the IncuView because at the time the IncuView was about $225 (not on sale) and I like to test new items for you guys.
On chickens hatch rates were almost 100% with both. Never tried duck eggs in the Manna but I would expect similar results with either. My duck eggs are generally about 70% fertile vs. near 100% with chickens. Right now I have 3 bantam chickens each on 8 duck’s eggs, things should get interesting in about 3 weeks when the chickens see their freak chicks. LOL
Can you start an egg or two a day or do you need to start them all at once? I get 2 fertile eggs a day.
Don’t do it that way, eggs easily store for 12 days at room temp and don’t develop until incubated. Put them on the counter for 12 days or until you have as many as you want, then put them all in to start on the same day.
Lots of reasons but the biggest one is lock down. For the last few days you don’t open it and no turning any more until hatch. The incubator here you program for days, like chickens 21 or ducks 27 and the machine knows when to stop turning.