Are Brinsea Mini Advance a good incubator for a beginner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CHICKEN CRAZY1, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. I am looking for a fairly priced incubator that will hold a few eggs. Are one of the Brinsea Mini incubators a good choice?
    Would it be worth it to also get the ova-scope?
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2013
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
  3. Is the octagon better or the mini?
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Both are good, but the Octagon is bigger (24 chicken eggs).
  5. Is there any advantages between the two besides more eggs?
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Well, there's more space inside the Octagon series incubators for hatching chicks to move about while they fluff up during the time period you can't open the 'bator whilst other eggs have pipped....

    I started with the Mini series because I didn't need to hatch many eggs. Before too long I graduated to the Octagons..... So if you MIGHT move in that direction, just start with the Octagon. ;)
  7. Bellurd

    Bellurd In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2012
    Woodland Hills, Ca
    I love my brinsea mini advance. Keeps me from overwhelming myself with chicks. Haha.

    Instead of the ova scope, you can use a Maglite flashlight with this rubber attachment. It's almost like it was made for candling. Also much cheaper. You can get them at most Home Depots or hardware stores.
  8. kristin07035

    kristin07035 Songster

    Jan 15, 2014
    Hi does anyone have a gently used Brinsea Advance Incubator for sale? I'm in NJ & can't spend more than $100 including the shipping.
  9. esme13

    esme13 Songster

    Apr 22, 2014
    New York
    late to replying, but try they have one without the automatic turner for 91.00 brinsea mini

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