The Brinsea Mini Advance incubator will incubate up to seven standard size chicken eggs and up to 12 quail/pheasant eggs. You can also hatch duck, Amazon and Macaw eggs in this incubator. It has a turning tray to make it fully automatic. You can remove the tray, turn off the auto turn feature and turn the eggs manually if you so choose. It also monitors the temp and controls it but does not have humidity controls. There's a water reservoir in the center of the unit. In auto turn, you can adjust the turn interval and the turn angle according to the egg size. It comes with one turning tray for seven hen/duck eggs. You can purchase a tray for 12 quail/pheasant size eggs separately. Instructions that come with the unit are very detailed and complete.
Pros - Easy, precise, quiet, and easy to view the action!
Cons - Only 7 eggs
Absolutely a great buy! We had an excellent hatch without a humidity monitor, without monitoring temps, without stressing! We watched every moment of every egg hatching, and it was absolutely magical! I'd recommend making sure yours has the OUTSIDE water reservoir to fill. That made it so easy to see when we needed to add water. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Cons - Expensive, not a good value, poor customer service
I had used my Brinsea Mini Eco 4-5 times when it started this horrible screeching when turning. I noticed the gear that is part of turner was all rusted up. I contacted customer service, and my unit had just gone out of warranty so they refused to replace anything. Customer service rep was short with me. I proceeded to contact them by email so I would have a record of the conversations. I finally convinced them to send me a new motor for the turner, after about 10 exchanges and pointing out to them that Incubator Warehouse has sent me multiple replacement parts when I needed them. For the price you pay, the Brinsea products are not a good value. I now buy only from Incubator Warehouse because they have excellent, fast and reliable customer service as well as great products.
Pros - This is my third time using the Brinsea Mini Advance. It is SO easy to hatch chicken eggs with this unit. I have specialized in very rare fertile chicken eggs and have had 99% hatching chicks. It is a super easy unit to use.
Cons - I have had NO issues with this incubator. Customer service is great as well.