Best incubator under $400?

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  1. cshma11

    cshma11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some money toward a new incubator because we are having all kinds of issues with our Little Giant 9300 - temperature spikes and dips no matter what we try with the settings, that has either cooked the eggs or gotten them too cold or both. I'm giving up on it.

    I am looking at the Brinsea Octagon 20 Advance, but I wanted to know if there was something better for the same price range or less? I'm doing coturnix quail eggs, possibly button quail and bantams in the future, if that makes much of a difference. Oh, and not very many at a time so I don't need anything huge. The octagon 20 will provide more than enough space. Hopefully that's enough info? I'm happy to answer any questions to get a best answer :)
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    I absolutely love my Brinsea Eco 20. It's incredibly reliable and has never given me trouble yet. I've even been able to use it to hatch in below zero weather outside in a coop and it handled that fine. I'm sure the advance could handle all that plus has better controls.
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

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  5. cshma11

    cshma11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm... Maxi II EX, Ovation 28 EX, or Octagon 20 EX? They're all in a similar price range with the sale. I guess Ovation holds the most, but since it's so new, I wonder if it holds steady temps as well as the Octagon?
     
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    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Not sure that brinsea would risk its reputation by making shabby bators - we need some guinea pigs though [​IMG]
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Incuview! Best all-around incubator for the money. Easy, simple, reliable.
     
  8. cshma11

    cshma11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha that's true! Should I spring for the Ovation 28 or Maxi II and be a guinea pig? They have warranties, after all. [​IMG]
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

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    :old If someone is willing to send me one I will gladly be a guinea pig :p
     
  10. cshma11

    cshma11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My goodness, I'll guinea pig a free brinsea any day!!
     

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