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brinsea octagon econ 20

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vpeterson, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    My husband is getting one for me for my birthday (next week). It sounds like this one holds the temp steady but what about the humidity?
    Anybody out there have any issues trying to control the humidity on one of these?
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Your lucky I have heard those are the best incubators around I am regretting not buying one. I think the extra chunk of change maeks a big diffrence in tempeture and humidity control. I have a hovabator and I am still working on getting the temp stable.

    Henry
     
  3. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did anyone ever get back to you? I want for xmas - but i dont know if the eco model has humidity level problems? or i should save more and get the advance model? What did you do?
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:We have our first batch in there and the temp and humidity stay right within the range they are supposed to.
     
  5. sben451

    sben451 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a Brinsea Eco 20 (holds 24 eggs) back in the spring. After using a borrowed styrofoam bator, then my own homemade incubator-both of which worked ok-there is no comparison IMHO. Temps in the Brinsea--no problem. Humidity--very easy to control. I had bought 24 eggs here on BYC. They were shipped thru the postal service, and 100% of the eggs hatched in the Brinsea. It's got to be one of the best and easiest incubators you can use. I got the auto-turner. This thing holds temps rock steady.
     
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  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I too have noticed that temp and humidity stays right within the range it should. This bator is almost automatic. If there was a way to put water in without opening they thing it would be PERFECT.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    OK, I'll bite, how much do they cost?
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:The Eco 20 that holds 24 chicken eggs was $183 including shipping. We will eventually buy the larger one.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Got a website for them?
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Brinsea.com and I bought the turner too, because we both work full time. $183 for it all.
     

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