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. silkiekeeper
    "Works great!"
    Pros - No egg turning, easy to add water from the outside
    Cons - Only holds 7 eggs
    I have the mini advance II and I love it. I basically just plug it in and add water every day. My first hatch was 100%.
  2. MyCuteCoop
    "Should have humidity"
    Pros - clear sides, large in size.
    Cons - no humidity, not enough egg space
  3. LLozano
    "New to this"
    Pros - Price
    Cons - Learning curve
    Just FYI Tractor Supply has this unit markdown from 219$ to 54$. I bought one yesterday and I do not even have a chicken set up yet. Working on it but I could not pass it by.
    Purchase Price:
    54$ on sale
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  1. OohLaLa
    Would love to hear how it goes. I'm a newbie to, only started my flock this spring. I've been told The Little Giant deluxe $128 or the Genesis 1588 deluxe $217 on Amazon are good. I have looked at the Octagon you mentioned but is $300 something...not sure it the alarm is worth the trade off. Please let me know how it goes for you.
  2. Vickis Girls
    My hatching eggs will go in the Brinsea today. Can someone tell me about how often I'll need to add water to the reservouir?
    Also, does the mini advance automatically stop turning at day 18?
  3. ChicwannaB
    I have one also and it's been great. Love it, bought a 2nd one thats not auto-turn, haven't used it yet. Both hold 7 eggs each.
  4. ducklucky
    So glad to hear that, anxiously awaiting how mine will hatch. it is a sweet little bator, and if what you are saying will be my end result, my nails will be worn to the nubs waiting while something else does all the work...
  5. TREX
    Where did you purchase it? Amazon?
  6. 3riverschick
    Love it, love it! Have 2 of them running right now. Great way to stagger hatches. Just finished hatching 6 of 7 and had doubts about the 7th egg from the start. Was very cold when I found it in the coop about Feb. 3rd.
    If you are just starting out, this is a great incubator!! Very easy to use and forgiving of beginner's mistakes. Gets back to normal temperature in a jiffy if the top needs to be taken off for any reason. Can usually find 10% off coupon somewhere on the Net.
    Best Success,
    Karen in western PA, USA
  7. sol2go
    My first hatch ever was with the Brinsea Mini Adv. Inc. Everything worked per the manual, until there was a lag between the first three eggs and the last four. The last four had more trouble getting out of their shells. I removed the first three because it seemed like they were too active and rolled the other eggs all over the place. It would be helpful if anyone could comment on typical rookie mistakes that can happen at that point. I'm wondering - too much humidity, not enough humidity, wrong position, hatched chicks laying on top of unhatched eggs, eggshells peeled off but membrane intact...
    Thank you.
  8. PugBug
    This incubator works great, easy to use, clean etc. The only problem I've seen is the small size, so now I incubate my eggs in a larger one, then move the good ones to the brinsea mini advance for lock down & hatch. Works out perfectly for me!
  9. PugBug
    I also have the brinsea mini advance, got mine from ebay. I love everything about it except the size. I also bought a larger bator as well. I'm using both. When it started out I didn't want anything big, but didn't expect to become so addicted either :)
  10. yallapilko
    Oh better add that I got a Suro incubator.

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