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Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Scott, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Does anyone have one of those newer brinsea mini incubators? And if so, how do they work? I am looking to get a new incubator and was kinda leaning toward the brinsea. Has anyone used this brand/model and have any feedback on them. Thanks.
     
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  2. Ban seabhag

    Ban seabhag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2009
    Glenn HWY Alaska
    I successfully incubated my first eggs in a mini. I really like it. It keeps a constant temperature and loses very little when you hand turn because of the dome. Its perfect for up to 10 eggs, but not so many if they are very large. I have ameraucana eggs in it now.
     
  3. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Well, that sounds promising... Where is the water reservoir?
     
  4. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am approaching my first hatch with a brinsea mini eco. I am absolutely thrilled with it - holds it's temperature perfectly despite room temperature changes of 5 degrees or more.
    The water reservoir is in the middle. You fill one half for humidity during incubation, and fill both halves to bump up the humidity for hatch.
    It's a great incubator, and will probably help keep me out of trouble because of it's small capacity - harder to hatch too many eggs when the addiction's in full swing [​IMG]
    Good Luck,
    -Zay
     
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  5. Ban seabhag

    Ban seabhag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2009
    Glenn HWY Alaska
    Same here. Mine is in a room where the temps fluctuate somewhat. The mini is always consistent. I am really impressed with it. I have a hovabator and I have to watch it a lot more closely to keep it on target. I just feel the Brinsea's more reliable.
     
  6. doxpeople

    doxpeople Out Of The Brooder

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    I love mine, my first and only hatch so far I set seven shipped eggs and had seven hatch right on time. Never had to tinker or worry, just kept the water topped up per instructions. Babies are eight weeks old now and causing all kinds of havoc so I know they are healthy.
     
  7. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Sounds like a good little incubator. I want something reliable that doesnt take a lot of tinkering or worry. I think I'll be ordering one this week.
     
  8. bellearoo

    bellearoo New Egg

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    You won't regret getting a Brinsea. I have the Mini Eco and have never used an incubator before. Yesterday and today I had four ducklings hatch, that was out of 5 eggs. I didn't have to adjust anything, just turn the eggs and make sure the water reservoir was kept filled. I would say it was a very good investment with enough features to help it be a success.
     
  9. Spore

    Spore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought that the limit was 7 eggs in the mini. How do you folks work orders? Do you order a dozen and incubate the ones that arent scrambled in shipping? Thanks.

    Spore
     
  10. bellebouche

    bellebouche Out Of The Brooder

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    The Brinsea Mini advance has automated egg turning and a platen for 7 eggs. the Brinsea mini eco has no turning motor and no platen and as you'll be turning eggs by hand you can fit in 10 similarly sized eggs in the same space.
     

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