Need some Brinsea Incubator advice before I spend $500

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by herechickchick, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Octagon 40 DX Incubator with autoturn cradle, What do you all think if this? Is it worth the money. I am using little giants and they have worked fine but I am ready to upgrade. Anyone with this bator please give me you experiences with it.

  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I do not know personally, but I have read that the RCom is more user friendly/set it and forget it. If I had the money and room for all the chicks, I would get the Rcom.
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Twigg should be here soon. He has the octagon 20. I myself am upgrading to the rcom 20 pro.
  4. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Purplechicken has one, and told me it was great. I was thinking of getting one, but am having trouble getting myself to spend that much, when for about the same you can get a sportsman. I don't need to hatch that many eggs though [​IMG] So I don't know what I want to do. Good luck in your choice.
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Quote:I have one and I love it, love it, love it! I think it is well worth the money. You can set everything from goose eggs to quail eggs because the way the turner is designed. The one con I have is you cant really watch the hatches threw the top window and see them as well as some other incubators. I still use my LG as a hatcher because I love to watch tchicks hatch. The Octagon does hold temp really well nad if the room does get cool the incubator is not effected that much as the LG are. I bought mine strait from Brinsea. They had the lowest price and I think shipping was cheaper than other places. Good Luck!
  6. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Quote:I have a sportsman to and I like it, but I still trust my Brinsea more. I think it is just because I've had it longer [​IMG]
  7. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Ok so why is the 20 and the 40 the same price? I would like to get two 20,s but not for $1000. Am I reading the site wrong?
  8. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:You are probably comparing the Octagon 40 with the Octagon 20 EX

    The 20 EX is expensive because it has built in auto-humidity, which is an expensive option on the Octagon 40.

    I had an Octagon 20 in England. To my utter disgust I left it there when I moved to the US.

    Two things about the 20 that some don't like. It turns the whole incubator, not just the eggs, and visibility through the top can be less than perfect.

    On the other hand ....... features in common with the 40 are wonderful temp control, easy humidity control, near indestructible build quality (despite the flimsy *feel* of some parts ... versatility .... Parrot breeders trust their very expensive eggs to them.

    You will not be disappointed with an Octagon 40. I would buy one in a heartbeat.

    I also like the GQF Sportsman, and the R-Com, although the biggest R-Com is 20 egg, it appeals to the Geek in me [​IMG]

    ps ... it's not really fair to compare these incubators with the Styrofoam ones. GQF and LG have produced machines for years that give reasonable success to many who simply couldn't incubate without them. The incubators you are considering are moving into the realms of Pro machines.
  9. Renegade

    Renegade Songster

    Oct 8, 2007
    Griffin, GA
    I bought the Octagon 40 and I love it. [​IMG] To give you an idea of how much I'm considering buying another one. I have an LG and a Tophatch which I will probably never use again because I like my Oct 40 too much.

    Last edited: Apr 3, 2008
  10. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    I am using a rcom and love love love it-the other model looks complicated.the rcom is so simple to use and clean too

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