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Did I get a good deal on a Brinsea incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Missouri Chicken Chick, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Missouri Chicken Chick

    Missouri Chicken Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought a Brinsea Octagon 20 Advanced incubator on eBay for $120. I am assuming it is used. Is that a good price? I doesn't come with the turning cradle, so I will have to buy one of those separately. Right now I am using LG styrofoam incubators, so hopefully this will be an upgrade.
     
  2. artathart

    artathart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are $299 new right now but that includes the turning cradle wich is about $50.....So yes, You got a good deal.
     
  3. Missouri Chicken Chick

    Missouri Chicken Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope it works well. I just went through a very disappointing hatch with my styrofoam incubators, so I'm hoping this will help a little.
     
  4. Bi0s

    Bi0s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes you did i think new that model goes for $299 so yes [​IMG]
     
  5. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
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    The advanced model I would have to say yes. I have just the regular one with no turning cradle and I paid $99 + shipping for it from Brinsea.
    I don't mind not having the turning cradle though. the shape of it is awesome and because I work at home, I have no problems flipping it on it's base three times a day.
     
  6. hoog

    hoog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yeah the octogon shape is a great idea beceuase you can roll it your self easily, although the cradle is easier. [​IMG]

    I paid $400 for mine but it came with the humidifier which is somehting I need out here in SW Oklahoma. It has only rained once and only for an hour since Semptember so I have to have the humidity constantly pumped in to keep it above 50%.

    The snesors are very sensitive so test them well before you put eggs in there.
     
  7. Missouri Chicken Chick

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    I think I can add the humidity pump, if I'm not mistaken. The first time I use it, I will probably turn by hand. I also work from home, so turning it 3 or 4 times a day would be no big deal. I don't know what went wrong with my last hatch, but probably 30 percent of my chicks ended up shrink-wrapped, even though my humidity ran around 60 to 70 percent from day 18 through 21 and I FORCED myself this time not to open the bator. As I said, very disappointing.
     
  8. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
    Crazyville, USA
    I thought the Advance came with the turner automatically and wasn't an option. I know it is and option on the Eco. My Advanced EX just came UPS so I will have to open it and see!!!!
     

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