Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco AND Hova-Bator 1602N Set!** Hatching Pics **

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Baralak, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok Folks... Here is the skinney.

    I see a lot of folks asking questions about both of these bators, I thought I would just set up a little Bator Test. Both of these are designed to do one thing, and that's to hatch eggs. Both just go about it a little differently.

    Octagon 20 Eco. This bator was ready to go right out of the box. I am sure some of you remember it when I recieved it a few months ago. But just to revisit, Set up was easy, just take it out of the box, adjust temp if needed, place rails, eggs, water and boom.

    The Hova was a little harder to get setup. The wafer thermostat took a little bit of time, as well as seting it for the correct temp. The egg turner was a little more challenging, infact I broke one of the trays but it works. It wasn't that hard, but was harder than the Brinsea. I have pulled my plugs.

    Here it is with my test hatch... This has 4 SWL, 6BA, and 12 BO crossed with RIR. Each bator has 2 SWL, 3 BA, and 6 of the BO X RIR.
    Lets see what happens..
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
  2. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
  3. mlove

    mlove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Great idea. I look forward to seeing the results.
  4. doxies1

    doxies1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2010
    West centeral Maryland
    Thanks for the test. I just wish you had the 1588 ( ?) . It has electronic thermostat that comes pre set. My turner came assembled and I just dropped it in the bator. I have both but if I were to buy again it would not be the brinsea. Quail eggs are a pain in the a** in the brinsea. They varied in size enough that it makes setting the rails in the octo hard, and heaven forbid you don't have a full line. I've tried stuffing the remainder with paper towels but its a mess.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011
  5. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well... Just an update... The eggs have been in over an hour and a half.. The Brinsea was at temp within 5 minutes (yes I know it will take longer for the internal temp of the eggs to get to temp) and the Hova got there at about 35 minutes... The Brinsea is set to 99.5 Degrees F since it is a forced air unit, and the Hova is set to 101.0 Degrees F being a thermal air unit.
  6. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2009
    Lindale, TX
    Very interested in your test![​IMG]
  7. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Im interested. [​IMG] thanks for doing this I just bought a 1602 hovabator, its comming in the mail


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  8. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok last check of the night.. Hova holding temps, Brinsea Holding temps... All's well
  9. luckypickens

    luckypickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2010
    Danville, AR
    I love my 2 Hova bator 1588!! So easy a cave man can do it LOL!
  10. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2009
    Let us know how the hatch goes

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