Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator

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  • 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.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. coloradowildflower
    "Takes away the worry!"
    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!
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    Purchase Date:
    January 2017
  2. Russian Blue
    "Not a good value, poor customer service"
    Pros - It works well, while it works
    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.
  3. Cot Cot
    "ExcellentIncubator for small hobbyist!!"
    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.

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  1. Tammy N
    I got mine and it over heated cooking the eggs
  2. AliceA
    I had good results in my classroom. Mine had the automatic humidity control. One grade up.
    The help line was very helpful!
  3. LuvnEnglishOrps
    completely unrelated to the review..but LOVE your profile pic..Jensen has been drool worthy for years and I dontnthink Supernatural would be what it is without him <3
  4. AmandaKyle
    I am using this incubator for the first time and so far I'm very pleased with it! The temperature holds steady, the humidity is right where it should be, and so far all the eggs are developing!

    I bought it on Amazon for $187. I have Prime shipping so it was at my door in 2 days!
  5. N F C
    Someday I hope to get a small incubator so your review was very helpful. This is the size for me as I'd only want to hatch a few at a time. Good to know your experience with this one has been positive.
  6. Garjzla
    Oh no! So, nothing hatched?
  7. CooperDooper
    Thanks for the input. I did discover that there is about a 1.5 degree difference between the bottom of the bator and resting the thermometer on the raised middle (the water compartment). So I just set my eggs in. I have the bator set for 100.7 which reads 99.2 at the raised middle. As for humidity, I filled one of the 2 cups and will hope for the best. I am borrowing a friend's hygrometer from her college lab where she teaches - hopefully it will accurate. Although I am getting caught up in the very specifics and plan to step back and see what happens now!
    Thanks again!
  8. PolentaDragon
    There is a method for calibrating a hygrometer using a bag of salt (really! - you can search for it on here), which would possibly save you some grief - the humidity is just as important as the temperature throughout the hatch, and depending on your hatching method it needs to increase significantly after lockdown. With that much difference between the bator's temperature reading and the mercury thermometer, I would suggest using a food thermometer to see which one is more accurate - you can easily calibrate the food thermometer with boiling water - and then just adjust the bator's readout, or adjust for the difference whenever you read it. On the other hand it seems unlikely that the mercury thermometer would be wrong - I've never heard of them being out before - so you could probably just stick that in and go with that. Hatching with an incubator might be a fun project for some, but I've found it so stressful. Since then I just leave it up to a brooody - even new mammas will do a better job then I ever could!
  9. CooperDooper
    Hello - I am borrowing this incubator from a friend who purchased it in 3/15 and successfully hatched chicks last spring. After reading your comments on calibration, I placed the thermometer/hygrometer from our snake's enclosure into the incubator. After a few hours, it read about 92 degrees and 60%humidity (I filled both halves of the water container). To double check it, I then placed my old mercury oral thermometer inside - and it reads 98.4

    Do you think that I should calibrate it? Or should I just place my eggs tomorrow and see what happens?
    I also really wish it had a hygrometer built in!!!

    Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
  10. venymae
    Yes, that's what the direction tell you to do. However it doesn't always work for me. In the summer when it's very humid, one half cup shoots my humidity up too high. Also, unless you get the seperate hydrogememter, you can't tell what your himidity is at. There is no guage built in.

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