Brinsea Improved and expanded Mini and Ovation incubators

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  1. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not sure but I would love to get one and give it a try but just for now I'm holding out for an ova easy cabinet. The other half wants some pheasant and partridge incubating and hatching next spring for his shoot so to get the numbers he needs he is going to have to purchase me a BIG incubator ;)
     
  3. WVduckchick

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    I was hoping these were gonna be a little less expensive. I already have 2 Octagons, and would love to try the Ovation, but the Maxi is looking very tempting :D
     
  4. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Wondering the same thing.
     
  5. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I just ordered the Maxi II. I'll let you all know how it works.
     
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    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    That is very good news! I hope it hatches a lot of chicks for you.
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

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    Can't wait for your findings on this new model :pop
     
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    Are they having a Black Friday sale?
     
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    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    It arrived! [​IMG]


    So far, even before hatching with it, I really like this incubator (but that might be partly because I haven't purchased a new incubator in possibly 10 years). It looked very complicated as I was reading through the manual, but when I actually started adjusting the settings it was pretty simple and straight forward. It's fairly quiet when it is running, light to carry, and compact so it fits in places my old Little Giant styrofoam incubator didn't. I really like the external water filler as well.

    The only thing I don't really care for are the egg inserts. I purchased the 40 small egg insert because reviews said that it fits bantam eggs, but I have found that not to be the case. My bird's eggs don't turn properly on the small egg insert, and they seem just a little too small for the regular insert. I wish they made one in a "medium" size.

    All the same, I'm looking forward to seeing how incubation and hatching goes.
     

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