We are on our first incubation right now, only have had it for three days. SO FAR I absolutely LOVE it. I have had zero problems with it holding humidity. I can keep it wherever I want by filling up the well and adjusting the vents. No problems there. AND it comes with a surface area increasing sponge thingy to put in the well during hatch. I haven't hatched in it yet, that's still about 18 days away (and I will report how it goes). But there is only one hatching tray on the bottom, so I set-staggered my shelves, each one hatching at a different time, so I only have to put one shelf's worth of eggs in the hatcher at any given time.
If your worried about the humidity it has an adaptor you can plug in the automatic humidity control box (I didn't buy one).
So far all the gizmos and electronics on it are super cool. You can adjust the turning, temperature by .2 degrees, and it even has a cooling off feature!
So far it's awesome.
I will definitely report more as time goes on and I get more experience with it.
We made a proposition our farm partner/ property owner, that if she purchased an incubator for all of us to use, that we would process as many meat birds for her as she wanted, and well, she took us up on the offer! I am in love and this thing rocks! No really, if I put a rock in it, it would probably hatch it. No temp or humidity fluctuations and it has all kinds of neat features like auto cooling. The only, and I do mean only, bad thing about this incubator is that the water tray is TOO small for it! I know we live in the desert and so probably go through more water than is probably normal, but I have to fill it TWICE a day sometimes, and getting the humidity up past 55% is a real chore. Fortunately it hatches babies at 40-50% and I never have a problem with them shrink wrapping (getting too dry). Overall a success!!!
In 2009, Steve and I moved to a rural rental on the outskirts of San Diego to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and to get away from the chemicals in our food and in our life. Little did we know that just a few years later we would be real farmers; growing fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as many different kinds of chickens, ducks, turkey, bunnies, guineas, quail, goats and more! We left the suburbs for "Green Acres" and haven't looked back since!