incubator question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PtldChick, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. PtldChick

    PtldChick Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    What do you think of the incubators that are like the Brinsea mini, but larger? They have the glass or plastic dome on top of a base with a slotted ring to turn the eggs. I'm looking at an older one that can hold about 18 chicken eggs (per the ring) and was wondering if these types work well. I don't need a large capacity.

    As it's an older model, what are the downfalls? Especially for a beginner.



    ETA: It's a Marsh.

    Thank you.

    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011

  2. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Songster

    May 26, 2009
    Portland, tennessee
    I hear that brand is top notch, I say go for it if its cheap. But turning eggs will be crazy doing it 2-3 times a day..
  3. Edwards' East of Eden

    Edwards' East of Eden Songster

    May 11, 2011
    Biloxi, MS
    Quote:Ha. Famous last words. [​IMG]
  4. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Songster

    Apr 20, 2007
    SW Washington
    The Turn-X is a great incubator. The new ones are very expensive . A nice used one at the right price is a good find.
    The pictures show a turner is included with this one. You can check the prices on new ones and replacement parts on
    the McMurray hatchery web site. Sometimes on a older one like that you might need to do a little disassembly and
    lubricate the fan. Not a real big deal. Have the seller demonstrate it for you if possible. Way fun to watch the hatch as
    you can see everything.

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