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« on: September 10, 2010, 07:45:16 PM »

Anyone have any feedback on the Dickey Incubators? I found an incubator and a hatcher at $350.00 for both. SO I will end up getting them.. Was simply hoping to get some feedback on whether I should try to resale them or something to watch for on them..  This is my first big step into my quail dreams, so wish me luck if I made a bad purchase or an ada boy for finding a deal..

They are both said to work with the turner set up for ostrich eggs in the hatcher.. I figured I could find the trays to fit my quail aspirations. Not sure about anything I may need to change for the accompanying hatcher.

http://dickeyincubators.com/index.html

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 12:37:58 PM »

Ernest Dickey is a great guy and I've been buying and using his incubators for years.  If you found those both for $350 then you a heck of a deal.  You can always equip them with electronic thermostats if they dont already have them.  To my knowledge he is the only one making wood cabinet incubators on that scale.  GQF changed all their cabinet models to plastic.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 01:25:37 PM »

A couple of years ago I came across a GQF Incubator and a GQF hatcher like those in like new condition for $100.00 for the pair..I am still using them they do really good with a accurate thermometer.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 03:49:28 PM »

I got them.. They are older than I understood but seem to be in decent shape.. Pre-Electronic monitors. The heating element on the hatcher is broken and will need to be replaced. I am about to email the maker and see if I can get a schematic on them.. I assume I get to the working parts of the motors and fans by removing the back panel. Will post some pictures when I get home in a few days if your interested. Will find a more appropriate category to place them..

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 08:43:46 PM »

All of the electronics can be accessed by removing the TOP panel. I've been using Dickey incubators for 10+ years and cannot say anything bad about them. Good find by the way  th3

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010, 02:58:57 PM »

All of the electronics can be accessed by removing the TOP panel. I've been using Dickey incubators for 10+ years and cannot say anything bad about them. Good find by the way  th3

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Mr Moorehouse,

I visited your site.. Thanks for the explanation on your flight pens on the flight ready birds section. I was hoping to find out how many adult quail you can stick in the 12'x60' pens and for how long without causing birds to fight and canabilize?

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2010, 04:09:42 PM »

Technically you can put 1 quail per sq/ft. But, I put no more than 500 in a flight pen at once, usually 400. The only time I put in 500 is in the fall because 300 of those go into the layer pens when they hit 20 weeks and I can tell hens from males (tennessee reds), leaving the other 200 plenty of space to get thier wings in time for spring training. I would not recommend going under 2 sq/ft/bird unless you have a program that you know will produce good flying birds in tighter conditions...

Thanks for visiting the site :-)

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