brinsea octagon 20 eco...anyone got one?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by spish, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    just looking for some opinons on this one..i can get one for a great price (€139,99 instead of €239,99 at the moment) but would like to know if its any good before i buy?
     
  2. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you are going to hatch out a couple of dozen or less... The octagon 20 Eco is the way to go.


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  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Is that Euro and are you sure that is for the Octagon 20 eco? They are on sale on the Brinsea site for $99.99 (USD). That would be just over 75 Euro. I got the Octagon 20 Adavance, had a problem with it and Brinsea sent me a replacement right away. In fact the replacement should be arriving today. I have heard really good reviews on their incubators. I am getting ready to do my first hatch starting tomorrow.
     
  4. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got one with the turner. The only problem is try to put the thermometer/hydrometer in there because there isn't much room. Other than that it works great. My recommendation is get yourself a digital meter with the long metal probe tip so just basic stick it in the vent hole to check out the temperature. I got the foldable one and has been great for quick check the temperature. I also suggest using the WASH BOTTLE (see my post). https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=427507
     
  5. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    Quote:yes its for the octagon 20 eco but WITH the auto turner, so a very good bargin i thought [​IMG]
     
  6. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:dont these have built in hygrometers and thermometers?
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Not the Eco model...
     
  8. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Quote:It looks like only a built in thermometer.
     
  9. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    ah so they dont come with hygrometers? i have one here (it is thermometer and hygrometer in one) but its a bit big...will it fit in? (10cmx10cm) or am i gonna have to buy a smaller one?

    have ordered my incubator and go to pick it up monday evening. cant wait! now if only my chickens were laying id get it up and running...suppose i gotta wait until spring though...!!
     
  10. funnybirds

    funnybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have an Brinsea 20 eco model. Love this bator!
    Best of luck on your upcoming hatches!
     

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