HB500 S - Egg Incubator - Setter

HB500 S - Egg Incubator - Setter
HB500 S - Egg Incubator - Setter
HB500 S - Egg Incubator - Setter
HB500 S - Egg Incubator - Setter

HB500 S - Egg Incubator - Setter

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In this setter (S) model, set up to 500 chicken eggs at a time with 14 adjustable egg racks. This model can be used for quail, turkey, partridge, pheasant, peacock, goose and duck eggs. Hatcher Only and Combined Models can be purchased as well.   

This highly insulated cabinet incubator offers a fully automated incubation experience with adjustable automatic egg turners and humidity / temperature sensors to encourage higher hatching rates and lower electrical bills. Easily check the temperature and humidity conditions of the room through the onboard display. Cimuka’s advanced control panel even has an alarm function to alert you if the room conditions change outside of your preset parameters.


Bird Eggs
Quail 1386
Partridge 784
Pheasant 672
Chicken 490
Turkey 336
Duck 336
Peacock 210


Need to hatch out of this incubator? Quickly convert the current setter trays to hatching baskets by removing the separators and purchasing Setter Tray Covers FLEXY35YThese covers fit our Setter and Combined HB Series Incubators.


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Technology Inside

Active Periodic Cooling (First in the market)
Most birds leave the nest, at least once, during incubation. During this time, the eggs cool down and release moisture. Active Periodic Cooling (APC) changes the temperature and humidity within the incubator to reenact the cooling and dehumidifying process that eggs would receive naturally from the mother bird leaving the nest. This unique addition to our incubators increases hatch rates. This is extremely important if you hatch goose eggs! 

Egg Turners: TurnX TM
Reduce stress on your eggs with vibration-free egg turners. These calibrated turners ensure high hatch rates and use minimal energy - saving you money! 

Ventilation: AirRoute TM
Our AirRoute TM ventilation system is IP55 certified and uses minimal energy.  The system protects you from voltage changes and offers a first in class protection from dust and humidity. You can rest assure that your system will maintain the same temperature and humidity throughout the whole cabinet.

Humidity: Humisonic TM
HB incubators always keep the internal temperature and humidity to your set parameters. Our HumisonicTM System provides humidity to the incubator when necessary. Just add water to the tank up top! Also, don't forget to fill your bottom pan with water for additional support - as needed.

HB incubators offer 2 alarms:

- High / Low Temperature Alarm (Plus room sensor)
- High / Low Humidity Alarm (Plus room sensor)

Front & Back Access
Full access to your incubator makes cleaning so much easier! Just ask anyone who has tried a similar setup.  We decided to design these incubators in a way that makes simple tasks just that much easier.


Brand: Cimuka

Model: HB500S

Design: Prodi TM


- Insulated Walls: ABS Plastic
- Frame: Anodized Aluminum


- Voltage: 110 V / 60 HZ
- Average Energy Consumption: 115 W
- Max Wattage: 300 W

Assembly Effort: Minimal

Recommended Location: Indoors, preferably a temperature-controlled room

Dimensions & Weight:

- Assembled Unit: L 21.5” x W 34” x H 57”
- Cabinet Size: L 18.5" x W 34" x H 52"
- Box: L 20.7” x W 34.5” x H 52.5”
- Weight: 88.5 lb

Assembly / User Manual

User Manual User Manual

In Depth Reviews (HB SERIES)

The reviewed incubator above is a (Hatcher Only) model. This review may not reflect the exact HB model you are viewing but gives you an idea of the size and capabilities of our HB models.

We offer HB models in 3 variations: Setters (S), Hatchers (H) and Combined (C) units.

More review videos of the other models to come!

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Amazing quality and even better customer service!

I'm very impressed at the quality of the incubator, along with ease of setup. This is my first cabinet incubator and was torn between a few different options on the market. I chose Hatching Time over others due to high recommendations from quail and chicken breeders. Everyone also spoke highly of their customer service, which I get to testify myself, is first class. My turnX actuator wiring was separated upon unboxing, whether it happened during their box up, in transit or when I was opening it, didn't matter they sent a replacement no questions asked and in a very timely manner. Doreen was incredibly helpful and responsive! Thank you and we plan on purchasing more incubators or hatchers from you because of what we have experienced already.

Thank you for the review, Vinny. We work hard to provide the best customer service and look forward to sharing your comments with our team - The Hatching Time Team

Logan S
Best incubator

Great product, arrived on time without damage and keeps temperature/humidity excellently

Thank you for your review, Logan - The Hatching Time Team

Dave Brown
Excellent Incubator

I have had other big name brand cabinet incubators and they were junk compared to this incubator. I have 5 bluetooth thermometers spread out with the eggs in this incubator and I can track temperature curves over time. There is less than one degree difference between the temps (roughly 99.0 to 100.0)…I did the same thing with my previous cabinet models and the range was over three degrees (98.5-103) which obviously caused issues. The automatic humidity system makes life simple, egg turning works as expected and leaves plenty of space between racks for good airflow. When I set the humidity to 65%-70% to hatch in it (with the covers you can buy) I did have a bit of water on the floor on each corner below the incubator so be careful with that. If you are looking for a good cabinet incubator, skip the GQF/Dickey's and get an HB series model, you won’t regret it.

Thank you for your review and recommendation, Patricia. We're proud to bring you the most technologically advanced poultry farming equipment on the market. the Hatching Time Team

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