Octagon, anyone have one?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Corey NC, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I was wondering if anyone had either the Octagon 20 or 40. I am looking into getting a better incubator but I can't afford the cabnet type nor do I need that much room.
  2. Hi I borrowed an octagon 20 once but had infertile eggs in it which I purchased online!!!
    Anyhow, I found it really easy to operate, very quiet, I had it in my bedroom because my room temps are stable, I had a manual turn but didnt find that troublesome either.
    I had a humidity guage in there as well.
    If i wanted to buy one I would start off with same one.
    Brinsea have a great website with loads of info about them.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I know you've probably said in the past, but what kind of incubator are you using now?
  4. Renegade

    Renegade Songster

    Oct 8, 2007
    Griffin, GA
    I have an Octagon 40 and I love it. This is my third incubator and it's the only one I have gotten a 100% hatch rate from.

  5. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I have LG circulated. I am really looking into the Octagon 40, where the temps good? Is it sensitive when you ajust the temps?
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got hova-bators with electronic thermostat and fan and an old LG9200 that I sometimes use as a hatcher. I like my hovabators and they're a lot cheaper!!
  7. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I have a Octegon 40DX and I love it. Holds temps well and is very easy to adjust. It doesnt have the swings of temps that the LGs do. You pay for the convince though.
  8. Sherriekim

    Sherriekim Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Southwest Idaho
    This is what I said in another post when somebody was looking for a reliable incubator...

    "I love my Brinsea Octagon 20" I have eggs hatching in it as we speak. It really holds the temp and doesn't seem to have hardly any issue with outside weather changes or drafts effecting it. I had no luck in my Little Giant. No matter where I put it, how much I adjusted it, etc... I just couldn't get that thing to hold steady. My Brinsea reminds me of that Ronco Rotiserre infomercial... Just set it and forget it. Ok, not quite, but pretty darn close. I haven't adjusted the temp on the current hatch since day 1, so far nine out of 12 are hatched.

    I've got twenty more eggs on day 12 right now and things are looking good, no adjusting temp since day one this go around either. My little Giant that I referred to above was the model without the fan or the electronic thermostat so I'm sure that would be quite a bit different than what Katy is talkiing about. I lucked out and got my octagon along with a Brinsea Octagon TLC-4 that I use as my brooder for the first few days for $150 for the pair so I can't really talk about cost. I'm sure if I had to buy in new, I would have really thought about it! Now, if this one goes out, I would be replacing it ASAP.
  9. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I don't have a Brinsea but a Lyon TurnX 6. They are both great incubators. I wish I knew when I bought the first Hova- Bator Still Air what I know now. They do make incubators that are incrediably reliable. Mine is not designed to hatch lots of eggs at a time, 14 std egg at a time but what an experience. You check it and temp has not changed and on and on and on. Humidity is perfect untill you unscrew the nut that dispenses more water on day 18. I am sure the Brinsea is a simple to operate as my TurnX. If you can afford to upgrade to a better incubator go for it. Both of these units have a simple manual turning system where you don't have to open the incubator. Start with the manual and ask Santa or DH or Mom for the turner later one. Good Luck.

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