Brinsea Octagon 20?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sara, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Does anyone have one? What do you think of this model. I'm looking for a non-styrafoam incubator and wanted to get reviews on this one. Thanks
  2. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    PC has a Brinsea Octagon....I think....but don't know which model.

    The Brower has a top hatch that isn't styrofoam w/ a big clear window. The inside tray can pop out and go straight in the dishwasher for sanitation.
  3. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    I don't know about the octagon-but I was loaned the brinsea rcom 20-and I am in love.quiet-just add water (it tells when=) all digital----I'll let you know how well it works in about 3 weeks:cool:
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Mine is the Octagon 40. It's a little different. If you've been watching
    my latest posts you know how happy I am with it. They just came out
    with a new Oct20 that looks REALLY nice. If I was buying a new one it
    would be a tough choice between an Oct20 and an Rcom20. My Oct 40
    is enabling me to hatch too many chicks. It's not good for me. [​IMG]
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I keep watching ebay and the only used ones I see are octagon 20, that's why I was curious about that model specifically. Thanks for your feedback!
  6. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I have an octagon 20. It is AMAZING!

    Very simple to clean and temps stay perfect. They do make it difficult to add water to but it can be done.

    Any questions feel free to ask.
  7. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Oh thank you Corey! That is what I wanted to hear! [​IMG]
  8. Nu2Chicks

    Nu2Chicks In the Brooder

    Feb 29, 2008
    Palm Springs
    Good incubator. Lots of parrot people use them because for one thing, they have the
    expensive electronic thermostat which is quite a bit more precise than the wafers. They cycle on and off several times/minute to keep the temp just right.

    However, because it's small and not insulated, you still have to be concerned with your
    room air temp. being rather consistent.

  9. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    I had one which I rather stupidly left in the UK.

    For hatching up to 20 chicken eggs it is darn near perfect.

    The water trays are small, so humidity control would be the only tricky bit in a very dry climate.

    Other than that, I would have simply bought another if I could have afforded it.

    I ended up making my own.

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