Brinsea Mini Eco Incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Red Rooster, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I saw an advertisement on BYC for the Brinsea Mini Eco Incubator. I thought it looked interesting, so I clicked on it. I like that you can watch the chicks hatch inside.

    I already have a Little Giant Still Air Incubator, but I can't get the right temperature to hatch chicks. Is the Mini Incubator easy to get the right temp?

    Thank you!

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yes! Go for it!

    I have Brinsea Mini incubators, but they are the Advance model, Not the Eco. However, other BYCers have used the ECO models with good success.

    They do hold temp and humidity very well, and recover temp FAST after you put the cover back on when you've completed turning the eggs.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2012
  3. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    The Carolinas
    I'm thinking about buying this one too. I'm so close to getting it, but not sure if I want to be a hatching addict, lol. Everyone says go for it, like gryeyes, though. So I think it's a good choice.
  4. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Van Vleck ,TX
    I think its a fine machine.But you will Kick yourself for not getting one with a turner .I have enough trouble remerbering to take my pills...cva34
  5. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2015
    Is there a hydrometer included? I'm thinking if buying one today but it doesn't say if there is one included or not. Also, is the water pot cover and the adapter included or do I have to buy those separately
  6. mcad

    mcad Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2016
    Kinderhook, IL
    Did you figure out a hydrometer? I bought this and put a cheap hydrometer/thermometer in it but don't think it works right as the temp on it is way off. What did you end up putting in it if you got it?
  7. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2015
    I didn't buy my mini eco from the brinsea website. I bought it from a different website that included a hydrometer/thermometer. I'll add a pic later if I have time :) I might be getting some chicks on Monday so I have to get my older chicks moved today.

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