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BRINSEA VS GQF!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GAChicken Chick, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. GQF Genesis Hovabator (with turner)

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  2. Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco (with turner)

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  1. GAChicken Chick

    GAChicken Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    If you live in Georgia I wanted to know which does better, a GQF Genesis #1588 hovabator or a Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco (both with turner)?? I'm pricing each at around the same price. I just want to see how each one does in Georgia climate and which one I should go for!
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    The Brinsea is easier to clean and IMHO will last longer than the styrofoam bator . Unless you plan on hatching 40 chicks at one time go with the Brinsea. I am going to buy a King Suro on Ebay in the fall/winter. I used to own a foam bator and they stain and get damaged easy.
     
  3. GAChicken Chick

    GAChicken Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Also I forgot to ask how easy is each one to operate? I need something EASY since I've never dealt with bators before. And something accurate!
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    THe one i will get is digital control. I think the newer Genesis are as well, but watch out there are still old ones out there and i dont know how those are controlled. The Brinsea Eco 20 is preset to 99.5 F but you can adjust the temp manually. You have to use the supplied thermometer or get your own reg. or digital one.
     
  5. Jakoda

    Jakoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm toying with the idea of getting an incubator myself..I've been looking at the Genesis 1588 w/auto turner and digital therm/humidity control..

    I have a brinsea eco glow 20, (not incubator/ a heater for the brooder) that I love!

    I'm finding the Genesis to be substantially cheaper than the Octagon 20,,can I ask where your seeing the the Brinsea around the same price as the genesis??

    I'm finding the genesis on ebay w/ turner for around 187 plus ship when all is said and done,,the octagon with turner I'm seeing at around 300..

    Thanks for sharing place of purchase if your willing:)
    Diane
     
  6. GAChicken Chick

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    On Meyer Hatchery Website I found the Genesis w. turner plus one $7 book I want for $212 after shipping, on Brinsea website I put the Octagon Eco 20 model# USAE21C for $149.00 and the optional auto-turn cradle model# USAD20C for $69.99 into cart, then apply the 10% code that I have and after it calculates shipping it comes out to $234.95. Its not digital like the advanced model, but it has a turner. I still need to find a thermometer/hygrometer
     
  7. Jakoda

    Jakoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. GAChicken Chick

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    The genesis says something about having 12-volt bator??? Does that use a ton of electricity?
     

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