Brinsea Mini Advance

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cdavis76, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. cdavis76

    cdavis76 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 9, 2010
    Does anyone have one of these and if so what is positives and negatives on it? I'm thinking of buying a incubator and not sure which one to get but after looking at these thoughts were they seem to be a good one to start out with.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I'm not an expert but I have read here on BYC that Brinsea are a good, foolproof brand. I know that if I was ever to buy an incubator, it would be a Brinsea.

  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    I don't have the mini but I do have the octagon 20 and it's a super fab incubator! I really don't have a bad word to say about Brinsea products and would go with them everytime. Yes they are a little more pricey but are well worth it. For the extra money I have spent it has saved me a lot on the stress levels.
    Have you checked out the reviews on the mini? They can be found here ~

    Good luck with your future incubations :D
  4. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2013
    I have the mini eco and I love it. I have hatched probably 10+ hatches since last year Christmas. Always a good hatch rate. I have the 'cheap' one without the egg turner and without digital read out.
    The only cons I can think of are:

    - I wish it was digital instead of having to tweak temperature with a tiny screw driver, but... once you have the temp set it stays on target no matter what.
    - I wish I had bought the egg turner with it, its hard to get the eggs turned 3 times a day when I have to work
    - If you are like me, you will quickly turn into a hatchaholic and will soon realize that the 9 eggs you can hatch in it wont cut it, you will find yourself eyeing the larger capacity incubators on amazon.. this incubator is really for somebody that hatches a couple eggs maybe couple times a year. If you want to hatch chicks to sell on a monthly basis you will need a larger incubator.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2015
  5. crank

    crank Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 4, 2014
    I was in the same boat a while back. I started looking at the Brinsea Mini Advance. However, I moved away from it to the Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco because of the capacity to do more eggs. The mini I felt didn't quite have enough space except for a real casual "hatcher" and for the price it seemed a little steep. It is the same price for the Octagon 20 Eco. You do get the Brinsea quality with either one.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2015

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