Brinsea 380 vs. GQF1502 opinions please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Headgear, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Headgear

    Headgear Out Of The Brooder

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    I am on the market for a larger incubator. I have a couple of Genesis, Hova-Bators but next spring I would like to do more hatching than they can handle. I've been reading a lot on this forum and it seems that people really like the Brinsea. After looking at their site I like some of the features also but Boy Howdy! they are pricey. With the options I would like I could have gotten two 1502's.
    I would like opinions/personal experience on whether the 380 is that much more efficient, easier to use or anything else that would help justify the cost.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If I could afford the Brinsea, I'd buy the expensive version!
     
  3. Headgear

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    Yeah that's the thing. you would have to sell an awful lot of chicks for it to pay for its self. I like the idea of several fans and it may be better insulated keeping the temperature more consistent. I also like that you don't have a water reservoir in the incubator which could grow bacteria but with those differences, how much better could the hatch rate be to justify twice the cost of the 1502?
     

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