My new Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco - HATCH! pg. 6 (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by raindrop, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. raindrop

    raindrop Songster

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    Quote:Did you have it set as the manual instructs? Both chambers with water? Vent open 50%? I went to Walmart today but I looked in the pet section and couldn't find it, did not think to look in hardware. I actually think for my washed duck eggs I want the humidity at about 50%.
    I need to measure my humidity!!
     
  2. bigjohn

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    Your pictures and comments made me order an Eco also! Cannot wait to receive it. I got it without the auto turner. Seems like a simple, small, quiet, and easy to use bator.

    Please keep posting your progress and experiences with yours and how it is holding heat/humidity.
     
  3. jensaisquoi

    jensaisquoi In the Brooder

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    Yeah I ordered mine last week and it's supposed to be here on Monday! yippeeee. Nice to see the pictures!

    I'm trying to hatch shortcake's Dellie eggs and the last time was a wash (I think from bad weather and shipping weirdness)...but i find it very IRONIC that since my borrowed LG knows I am getting the Brinsea it is holding a perfect temp for the last three days. I mean, what other explanation could there be? It must know...


    All of us who succumbed to the temptation of the cheap incubator should start a thread about our new incubator adventures...


    or is there one???

    best,


    jen
     
  4. key west chick

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    I have a brinsea pro 20 and its great at holding temps. I have gotten to where I dont even look at it any more. Mine also has the auto humidity module and once I get that right, I don't look at it either. I just keep an eye in the water in the bottle and fill it when it gets low. I love this thing. And I have great hatches too!
     
  5. pascopol

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    I am setting my Brinsea ECO tomorrow with some shipped eggs, and of course myown eggs to get an honest handle of its performance.
     
  6. Farmer Gab

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    So, I am seriously considering ordering one of these as my first incubator. I feel overwhelmed by all the information out there on incubators and hatching out poultry! [​IMG] At this point, my question is how do you measure the humidity with the hygrometer? Do you have to open up the incubator? Also, how do I decide whether or not to shell out the extra clams for the turner? And, can I incubate turkey and chicken eggs together? This feels soooooo huge!

    Thanks!
     
  7. dgkatz

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    Hi, Where did you find a ECO 20 for $99??


    thanks
     
  8. mediazeal

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    I just went to check their site to give you a link but it looks like the 20 ECO special is over.
    I see others in the web specials section but the Brinsea Eco 20 is gone.

    I bought the 20 Advanced myself because I wanted the digital readouts for both temp and humidity.

    Keep an eye on their site, maybe they will bring back the special
     
  9. fog6082

    fog6082 Hatching

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    Just found this forum today while researching the Brinsea 20 eco. Thanks for all the pics and posts you pushed me over the edge and I ordered one with an autoturner. It's replacing an old Lyons that we bought off ebay quite a few years ago. You folks have quite a nice little forum here.
     
  10. ChickBond 007

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    Quote:Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
    Make sure to check in at the Newbies section and introduce yourself.
     

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