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Looking at Incubators - Which is best?

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Never hatched chicks before but I've read some about it. I saw these two incubators online for the same price, same company, and seemingly same features, but different capacity. Can anyone tell me if there's a difference that I missed or why anyone would get the little one as opposed to the big one since they cost the same? 

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DPMZ37K/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=MXEB76NK47DY&coliid=I3TXBAI9A0OZ40 

 

vs.

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008HVM5SY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=MXEB76NK47DY&coliid=I2FGOE1KQGFO91

 

Oh and is either one better in your opinion or is there something much better than these? 


Edited by ChickRex - 9/29/15 at 4:02pm
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Excellent choice with the Brinsea. I have the octagon 20 advance EX and love it. Brinsea are a known, reliable and trusted brand so the only choice you have really is how many eggs you will want to incubate. For me I would go with bigger one as I got the 20 but then wished I got the 40!!
A thing to consider with your decision is how much room do you have to brood the chicks that hatch?
It all does depend how many chicks you want?

Good luck and happy hatching jumpy.gif
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I love.gif my brinsea! I orig had a LG93 easy bake and after it fried two dozen duckys i swiched. I have the 40 big_smile.png it was a Craigslist find an i wont rub the price inpd in your faces, but i can say from experience, that thing is amazing and im very glad for your brand choice!

The difference in the ads you posted, is how the mini has included the automatic egg turning cradle. U can get the cradle added to the 20 for like an additional 175$ from the company. My experience here, is that my flipn second hand cradle broke, like snap, and Crash with eggs somad.gif BUT i hand turned the entire bator onto its octogonal sides and it worked amazing. I loved not having to open the bator, and the uniformity in the turning proccess. Happy hatching! yippiechickie.gif
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