Brinsea Mini Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kla37, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    I was wondering, if I got this little incubator, would people sell me fewer eggs at a time? I see lots of them sold as dozens with "extras" would people sell fewer of them, even if I paid the price for the whole dozen?
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    Quote:I have a Brinsea Mini Advance, which hold seven eggs and I have had no trouble purchasing 7 or fewer eggs. I once had someone, who I told I only had room for 7, send me 12!! Good thing my Silkie was broody, b/c I put her right to work with the five least promising looking eggs!
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I've gotten as many eggs as offered in auctions, up to 18 (which sure made me grit my teeth because there was NO way I could get another incubator in time to incubate those extras). I have ONLY mentioned the incubator I use and contacted BYC sellers to say I can only use 7, in case they'd like to sell a few to someone else, too. When it's 10, or 6+ or so, I don't mention it at all. That way I get a couple extra "just in case" there is shipping damage.

    I now have plenty of incubators, and I'm working on scheduling my purchases more sensibly, but for a while I was so sadly disposing of eggs I couldn't incubate. (My dogs and the chickens enjoyed them, cooked up for some meals. And a cat got hers raw.)
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010
  4. Liexicof15

    Liexicof15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2010
    You can totally ask sellers to sell you a smaller package. But, I have the mini and I would put as many as 10 or 11 eggs in there without the turner and manually turn them for the first few days, 3 times a day. Then, I take out the ones that don't develop, bad shipping whatever. That way, you end up with at least 7 developing nicely and I put the automatic turner back in to do the rest of the days.
  5. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    Good idea! Thanks! [​IMG]
  6. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    I recently had 15 eggs in my Brinsea. Of course 12 were coturnix and 3 were button quail. The quail egg turner has space for 12 eggs. I stuck the tiny button quail eggs in the center and hand turned those 3-4 times a day (well, okay, whenever I thought of it, but at least 2-3 times every day...) All three button quail eggs hatched and thrived. The coturnix eggs did okay, too.
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    I have a Mini Advance incubator, I have never had a problem with people not sending me eggs. Sometimes people have a few extras lying around that they send me for free, I just pay shipping.

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