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Brinsea incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickbird, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. chickbird

    chickbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are your opinions on the table model brinsea that sells for about $300.00? Is it better than the huvorbator?
     
  2. Bradfordj

    Bradfordj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never tried a brinsea but the general consensus I am finding is they are top quality incubators. Only down side is the cost vs the size. They are expensive for the amount of eggs they hold.
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a octagon 20 advance with the turner. It performs and runs spot on with temp and RH. While they are pricey...you get what you pay for. Clean-up is easy after hatches which is another good point about them.

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  4. aafairchild

    aafairchild Out Of The Brooder

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    Love my brinsea. Hatched 2 batches of chick's. All fertile eggs hatched. 14 eggs in 2 batches 11 hatched eggs 3 duds 9 Survivors
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I have the Brinsea octagon 20 advance EX with humidity pump. They are a little pricey but so worth it. Great with temp and holding the humidity. With the pump it really is a set and forget incubator you only need to top the water tank up under the pump. I've had great hatches with mine and can't reccomend them enough.
    Well worth the extra money.
     
  6. chickbird

    chickbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the replies, how much (if you don't mind sharing) did your set up cost and where did you purchase? How many chick eggs does it hold? Has anyone used it for hatching guineas? Also have you had any trouble with the egg turner, I have 2 of the genisis and use the auto egg turner, but i keep having the small motors go out and am paying 35.00 for the motor and postage. I thought perhaps the Brinsea turning mechanism would hold up better.
     
  7. chickenlover909

    chickenlover909 Out Of The Brooder

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    I own a Mini advance Brinsea incubator and it holds seven eggs. I don't think it cost $300, yet I'm not positive. It is super easy to use and there is even a video I found that tells you everything you need to know on the internet. This one comes with an automatic egg turner and I haven't had any problems with it so far. it is also really easy to clean, and I think you can hatch any kind of poultry with this incubator although I have only tried chickens.
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

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    I'm over in the UK so these are GBP. It was about including the pump and postage £270 all together. You don't have to buy the pump you can get that seperate at a later date if you wish. I got it from the incubator shop online. Brinsea are world wide so the prices are near enough the same. They some time have deals on too.
    It says 24 chicken eggs but you can get more in them. I mainly hatch polish which are a little smaller and so could easily get 30 plus in. Sorry but never done guineas.
    Have had no trouble with the turning cradle at all. The whole incubator sits on the cradle and is turned.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2015
  9. chicken1234

    chicken1234 New Egg

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    I have a brinsea mini advanced and just had a 100% hatch rate! Love it
     
  10. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    100% hatch that's great :thumbsup I've had one 100% hatch before on shipped eggs too which was super fab. Well done to you.
     

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