Brinsea mini advance or octagon20 or Suro 20 any preferences???????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenmamalp, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. chickenmamalp

    chickenmamalp Chillin' With My Peeps

    After reading all these posts, I got the hatching fever. These 3 models I like the best so far out of my 2 day research.
    I have never hatched before. Anyone have a bator they love that is easy?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have both the Hovabator 1588 and the Brinsea Octogon 20 Advance Ex.

    With the Hovabator you have to monitor temp and Humidty. with the Brinsea, you do not.. But you pay for the difference.
     
  3. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been doing research for several days as well...never incubated before. I decided to go with the Octagon 20 Eco. It's only 99 dollars right now! Plus I don't mind the manual turning as you don't have to open the bator. Good luck!
     
  4. trinacliff

    trinacliff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vote is for the Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco...just hatched 3 today, the last one looks like it just pipped. I got the autoturn cradle, as well, and loved having to not worry about remembering to turn. The only problem I had was adjusting temperature once eggs went in and temperature stablilized. Humidity was a bit hard to get up on lockdown, but obviously it was not a problem.

    I have considered getting the mini advance for when I have those eggs I want to incubate when the 20 is busy. [​IMG]

    Good luck with your decision.
     
  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, what timing, I was just looking into this, thanks and thanks to the OP who has ESP!!! MyPetChicken.com has one for $129, the pic shows the auto turn cradle, but the description doesn't. If they answer my emails, will post again - $129 with the cradle is a smokin good deal!!
     
  6. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, they had the wrong photo in the description
     
  7. chickenmamalp

    chickenmamalp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I think that one on the Brinsea site is 99+50 for turner. I'm sure you have been on their site:)
    I hope we get more responses!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks to all who have helped!!
     
  8. chickenmamalp

    chickenmamalp Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm soooo excited My husbabd and I are starting a 4-H club.
    I asked our extension office if we could get an incubator..
    to do the embryology study. He wrote back to let him know which one and how much and he'll write the check!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What should I do??????????
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    GO FOR IT.

    Brinsea Octogon 20 Adavance Ex (with humidity pump)
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2009
  10. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Ditto what he said.
     

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