Purplechicken, bator question..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sara, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Which brinsea bator did you get? How are you liking it? I'm thinking of adding another incubator, and since I can't afford, or really need a sportsman at this time, I wanted to see how you were making out with yours. Thanks
  2. Renegade

    Renegade Songster

    Oct 8, 2007
    Griffin, GA

    I know PC recently got a Brinsea Octagon 40. I have one as well and really love it. I have used it three times so far and have gotten 100% hatch each time. I'm sure PC will be here soon.

  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:Ah, thank you that's what I wanted to know. I want to get another bator, and I thought i remembered be got one. You told me what I need to know. I want something that is easy to clean, not styrafoam. [​IMG]
  4. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I have to wait to find a used one, new ones on ebay are really expensive.
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I think PC might be getting to the end of his first hatch in it...... not sure - where the heck is he anyway?
  6. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:He must be out biting the backs of his chickens necks [​IMG]
  7. hart31

    hart31 Songster

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bowbells, ND
    Quote:Don't be afraid to search elsewhere online. I've noticed that the hovabators and ideals often bring more on ebay than you cna get one directly from cutters or jeffers for. I haven't looked for the brinsea's or R-coms but I suspect the same would be true.

    If you are in an area where small scale poultry are common watch the radio station websites that have "trading posts" or "swap shops"
    [​IMG] good luck [​IMG]
  8. Renegade

    Renegade Songster

    Oct 8, 2007
    Griffin, GA
    I bought mine directly from Brinsea. They put them on sale a few times a year. I really like mine. It is very easy to clean and is basically idiot proof. I have mine in my office. It is totally silent, heats up quickly, and holds the temp perfectly. Can you tell I love it! [​IMG]
    I have one of those foam incubators but will never use it again.

  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Hi Sara.

    My 1st hatch in my Octagon 40 is hatching right now.

    I love the bator. It's amazing. I started out with Little Giants and liked
    them but it took some getting used to them to stabilize the temps.
    Then I got this Oct 40 used for $175, an unbelievable deal. The Octagon
    holds temps perfectly. The wet bulb thermometers to measure humidity
    are fabulous.

    Two things to watch out for:
    1-It is plastic but VERY fragile. The base can crack very easily.

    2-On sunday I put I put 24 eggs in it on the left side which were room temp.
    30 minutes later when I look at my wiggler on the right side it was at 104 degrees.
    The digital thermostat said said 38C as well as my wet bulb thermo.
    For some reason the mass of room temp eggs messed things up. If ever
    adding eggs for staggered hatches the new eggs should go in the right tray.

    As for expense, ya, they aren't cheap. I was gonna buy the base Rcom20
    until the 40 came around. Now they have a new Oct 20 that looks great.
    Watch Brinsea.com. They have good web specials.
  10. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Thanks PC! I saw the Oct 20 model on ebay. I'll have to check the brinsea website. How many eggs does yours hold?

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