Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by juliemom25, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. juliemom25

    juliemom25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we are branching out and going to incubate our own eggs. Yeah!!! Dh gave me the green light to get an incubator, which is great. I want to get the Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco, but I am concerned that it won't have everything we need. I talked dh into letting me spend the $200, but it will be a tough sell to spend anymore than that. He is really being generous in letting me get one at all. If I get it with the auto turner, is there anything else I will need? I am a huge rookie, so this need to be simple until I learn how to do it right.

    Thanks a bunch!!

    Julie
     
  2. sben451

    sben451 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will need a good hygrometer. You might want an additional thermometer, but I have found that the regular thermometer that came with my Brinsea Eco 20 is very accurate. I love the Brinsea--keeps great temps and humidity, and is super easy to clean after the hatching is done. [​IMG]
     
  3. sunrise farms

    sunrise farms Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the eco 20 without the turner..wish I had it.but..all I added was the thermometer/Hygrometer..I love it!..My inside (house) temp fluctuate some but the bator holds steady..my only complaint is..it only holds 24 average eggs...which is probably a good thing..lol
     
  4. juliemom25

    juliemom25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THanks so much. Where do I get a hygrometer?

    Julie
     
  5. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I got 30 average eggs in mine!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. GAGE

    GAGE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Walmart, Lowes, and Home Depot should all have some in the thermometer section.
     
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    sben451 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    I have my first hatch in mine right now - I think it's easy to use, temps and humidity have been very stable and recover quickly after the top has been removed. The turner is a nice option.
     
  9. leahthor

    leahthor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh, I didn't realize that it didn't come with a hygrometer. Good thing to know. Thanks.
     
  10. juliemom25

    juliemom25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for all the help!

    Julie
     

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