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
    Purchase Date:

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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 :)
  5. yallapilko
    Oh better add that I got a Suro incubator.
  6. 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.
  7. TweetyNPetey
  8. 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
  9. 3riverschick
    Hi chickenboy1400,
    You can sell it for parts on ebay if you want.
  10. 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.

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