bator-final decision

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by only one lay, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. only one lay

    only one lay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    brinsea seem to be the one with the least chance of me messing it up.
    ? is- does the oct20 adv outshine the oct20eco to make it worth 164 more$
    thanks
     
  2. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't think so! But I'm cash conscious and don't mind checking up on the eggs every once in a while! Keeps me on my toes![​IMG]
     
  3. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The Oct20 adv comes with the automatic humidity pump, but I don't have experience with either so I really can't say one way or the other
     
  4. daniellenoel

    daniellenoel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the Octagon 20 advance and used with my class. We just hatched 8 chicks from 19 eggs.. I thought it was a great set up and very user friendly. My first time ever hatching chicks. I recommend it
     
  5. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Brinsea is the right choice.
    I woud not pay extra $164 for automatic humidity control, would rather buy larger or second bator.

    ECO 20 is quite foolproof.

    Without going into many details you fill one well with water day 1-18
    ( no splitting hair about humidity etc.)
    Then fill the second well with water day 18 to hatch.

    Thats about all you need to know/do.
     
  6. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It took 2 months to get the last Brinsea straitened out and then it was without any help from their technical support which is a joke. I would not have one. Lyons are by far the best table top.
     
  7. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Brinsea is the right choice.
    I woud not pay extra $164 for automatic humidity control, would rather buy larger or second bator.

    ECO 20 is quite foolproof.

    Without going into many details you fill one well with water day 1-18
    ( no splitting hair about humidity etc.)
    Then fill the second well with water day 18 to hatch.

    Thats about all you need to know/do.

    You should really set-up and check humidity in bator before adding any water just in case you have the bator in a humid environment. Mine runs at a constant 50% in the cool basement so I won't add water 'til hatch time. The ECO 20 seems like the way to go if the 24 or so eggs it can hold fits your needs. It would mine, especially now on sale for $99, but I'm half-way thru incubation in a homemade bator and with my luck, ALL will hatch and my first pet chicken flock will be more than I can handle....., for a while;)[​IMG]!
     
  8. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I do not know of any "Last Brinsea" problems.

    Any specifics of model etc?

    "Last" Brinsea is ECO 20 and it is a superbator, many people on this board recently bought it one persom got 100 % hatch on SHIPPED EGGS with Brinsea ECO 20 whether you like Brinsea or not.
     
  9. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:But wouldn't a Lyons be a minimum of twice the price? Money definately comes into play also![​IMG]
     
  10. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldnt pay the extra $164 for the humidity control as its easy to keep it at a decent humidity with the brinsea eco.
    This bator is definitly worth the money, and you'll be happy with it. I can't wait untill my first batch hatches out. The only problem i have is it leaves me with nothing to do! [​IMG] All there is to do is turn and add water every once in a while.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009

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