New Brinsea incubator - Chicks due Dec 29th

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LauraSBale, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    i got my self a Christmas gift, Brinsea Otagon 20 ECO,
    the temp is holding really good, i got the temp at 99.5 it has been going from 99.3 to 99.7. i checked the eggs last night, 8 are doing great, i to pull 4, nothing going on in those,

    its nice that the only thing i need to do is keep up the water.

    I have some Blue Pymouth rocks and black rocks



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  2. SquirrelGirl

    SquirrelGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome Christmas gift! I love incubating eggs.. I got 32 in the ol bator right now [​IMG]
     
  3. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If my city allowed more than five chickens, and I could sell them I would be hatching like crazy. Very nice unit. Happy holidays. [​IMG]
     
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  4. chickenkerri

    chickenkerri Out Of The Brooder

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    I was looking at buying this model. Can you hatch in it too?
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I hope that I can hatch in mine... if not I'm in trouble.

    I have 27 in there... thinking that I will have some quitters at day 10 (next Monday)

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  6. trinacliff

    trinacliff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! I bought myself the same exact thing for Christmas! [​IMG] I put a note on it that said To Mommy, Love Daddy...Merry Christmas! hahaha Of course, he saw it and cracked up while knowing I have absolutely lost my mind.

    Mine are due on the 23rd...only 4 left after shipping eggs, but hoping all four make it to chickhood! [​IMG]

    Good luck!

    Kristen
     
  7. cedar post

    cedar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question. Does the turner have to come out for the last few days to hatch or do they hatch right in place. I'm looking at this bator myself. Mike
     
  8. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mike
    I have the same brinsea
    the turner is an external rocker
    so you take it off the rocker and set the incubator on flat table instead of letting it continue to be rocked
    very easy
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  9. cedar post

    cedar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, it looks like a bator that might work easily. Mike
     
  10. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, I'm a fan of this incubator. It's been rock solid on temp, have not cooked any eggs from spikes etc.
    does a good job on humidity too.
    I have the Octagon 20 Advanced with the digital readout of both temp and humidity.
    Been going ever since I got it (March 09) with a few rests in between. I have 8 eggs in it right now due on Tuesday.

    My only complaint is how many eggs I can hatch at once.
    I have a cabinet incubator and hatcher now as well for when I have more eggs than the Brinsea can handle... but that is an addiction problem... but if it's 24 or less I always use the Brinsea. I trust it.
    The Brinsea is a great, steady incubator that will help you have successful hatches. It costs more than the stryofoam ones, but I see that as it's only drawback.
    And I can stick it in the dishwasher!
     

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