A Brinsea for my birthday...Manual or Auto Turner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rachelpotter, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. rachelpotter

    rachelpotter Chirping

    Jan 5, 2013
    I'm getting an incubator for my birthday. We'll be using shipped eggs for now. I'm looking at the Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco. What about a auto turner? It's it worth the extra$70?
  2. nellynelly

    nellynelly Chirping

    Apr 8, 2012
    Bogota, Col
    i like turning by hand (not each egg mind you, but egg flats). i feel that if it is overly automated, one (myself) would tend to ignore the process and might miss something (i.e. egg oozing nastiness or temp swings)
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    I would most definitely reccomend the auto turner. It turns the eggs in the incubator very slowly so no jerking of the eggs. Also it's one less thing to worry about. I have the advance with auto turner and love it dosnt put me off checking and looking at the incubator 50 times a day.

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