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. MyCuteCoop
    "Should have humidity"
    Pros - clear sides, large in size.
    Cons - no humidity, not enough egg space
  2. 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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  3. StiltChickens
    "Cannot recommend enough!"
    Pros - Easy to use, excellent hatch rates.
    Cons - Little toes can get pinched when opening and shutting it.
    An excellent incubator. It provides a very stable environment, and is fantastically easy to use. It provides good hatch rates, even for birds with very high embryo mortality(like seramas.). My only complaint is that if drying chicks make a break for freedom, then their toes can get pinched. If the bottom half had higher sides, then this wouldn't be an issue. 10/10 would recommend.
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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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 :)
  4. yallapilko
    Oh better add that I got a Suro incubator.
  5. yallapilko
    I tried it but found it noisy. I eneded up spending more money on a much better incubator and I'm glad I did.
  6. TweetyNPetey
  7. 3riverschick
    I have 2 of these. You're right! Just the greatest. So nice to be abe to see the chicks hatch. No dark corners in the incubator where if a chick might get in trouble and we can't see. Great price you got it for! Where did you buy it? I hatched Marans eggs in mine and will be hatching Light Sussex eggs this season.
    Best Success,
    Karen in western PA, USA
  8. 3riverschick
    Hi chickenboy1400,
    You can sell it for parts on ebay if you want.
  9. chickenboy1400
    my mini advance recently broke down on me after 3 years:( all because of a storm surge! i love the mini but i'm going to have to upgrade to a bigger model.
  10. 3riverschick
    I have two of these incubators. Just love them. The small size also makes it possible to do a small custom hatch ifI want too. The price is very affordable. Brinsea has sales on them several times a year. So easy to use and fuss free. The perfect small incubator for those expensive eggs and novice breeders.
    Karen in western PA

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