octagon 20

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lurky, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Does anyone here have this incubator? If so, would you post pics of what the inside lookes like?
     
  2. PurpleChicken

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    I can't take a pic of my Oct 40 right now because I had it open for a while
    adding water and wigglers.

    It has a plastic removeable tray with adjustable walls you vary for egg size.
    The wall/tabs then come out at day 18 and the eggs just lay in the tray.

    Can you say stable??? This thing is amazing and I'm only on day 6 or so of
    my first hatch. If I knew how good this was I would have bought an Oct 20
    in the first place rather than blowing money on Little Giants.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

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    24 Silkies eggs in left tray - 2 wigglers and misc thermometers in right tray.
    They are only there for reference and my curiosity.
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    Get the wet bulb kit. It's 2 thermometers and they are accurate. Both
    stick out the side. 1 is just free air and gives temp. The other is in a wick
    and gives a temp you cross on a chart.
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  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Thats great PC....thank you so much. I was thinking that if i am going to get one again, it seems like for a few bucks more i would rather the plastic over styrofoam. Was there an occasion for the new toy? B-day? Well, all the books and internet dont show it too well, so I'm glad you were able to do this for me. Where did you get yours? I imagine you did your homework on the better prices??
     
  5. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Hi Lurky,

    Thanks for the complimentary words but this was all luck. A member posted
    she had one for sale and I snagged it. I had never seen one but several members
    here, including Silkiechicken & HinkJC reccomended Brinseas, even over the Rcom.
    Imagine my happiness when I opened the box and saw this thing.

    I have 3 Little Giants, which are great as starter bators, but really require patience
    and attention to keep stable. Plus when you add up the bator, fan kit, turner, flukers,
    wiggler, etc they end up costing over $150 each. I could have just bought the
    RCom 20 for a few dollars more. I'm keeping one as a backup bator, in case my Brinsea
    breaks, and as a hatcher. I pushed my other 2 LG's on 2 different friends trying to
    drive them into hatchaholism.

    I just looked at the Brinsea site again. It looks like they have a really nice new Oct20
    coming out but it isn't cheap. Brinsea has good web specials from time to time. If you
    aren't in a rush you'll find a new one on special or may find a used one.

    The new Hovabators hold temp well and don't cost too much. My reccomendation
    to anyone without a bator is to start with a styro. Even if you just do a $40 still air
    model and try a dozen eggs.

    Don
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    good deal !!!!!! I am not in a hurry, so i hope to find a descent price. I am searching online. It really helps
    to not be in a hurry. I got silkies [​IMG] Thanks again for the info and congratulations on the buy.

    Wendy
     
  7. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Ohhh silkies, why didn't you say so. You incubate silkie eggs in a microwave on
    high. Works every time. [​IMG]

    Those 24 eggs in my left tray are silkies. [​IMG]
     
  8. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    no no no no no no.....I got silkies.....so i dont "need" an incubator. I got EE bantam eggs under my silkie-bator right now. So i just meant i can wait [​IMG]
     

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