Does anyone have one of these and if so what is positives and negatives on it? I'm thinking of buying a incubator and not sure which one to get but after looking at these ..my thoughts were they seem to be a good one to start out with.
Brinsea Mini Advance
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I have the mini eco and I love it. I have hatched probably 10+ hatches since last year Christmas. Always a good hatch rate. I have the 'cheap' one without the egg turner and without digital read out.
The only cons I can think of are:
- I wish it was digital instead of having to tweak temperature with a tiny screw driver, but... once you have the temp set it stays on target no matter what.
- I wish I had bought the egg turner with it, its hard to get the eggs turned 3 times a day when I have to work
- If you are like me, you will quickly turn into a hatchaholic and will soon realize that the 9 eggs you can hatch in it wont cut it, you will find yourself eyeing the larger capacity incubators on amazon.. this incubator is really for somebody that hatches a couple eggs maybe couple times a year. If you want to hatch chicks to sell on a monthly basis you will need a larger incubator.
Edited by bahamabanty - 12/21/15 at 9:55am
I was in the same boat a while back. I started looking at the Brinsea Mini Advance. However, I moved away from it to the Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco because of the capacity to do more eggs. The mini I felt didn't quite have enough space except for a real casual "hatcher" and for the price it seemed a little steep. It is the same price for the Octagon 20 Eco. You do get the Brinsea quality with either one.
Edited by crank - 12/21/15 at 1:38pm