THE Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco Thread; Hatches, etc. (PICS)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jmc, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my DH just ordered me this incubator, but the one with the humidity pump. It is extremely dry here and we thought having the humidity pump would be helpful. I have never used an incubator and thought this one would be a good one. I skimmed through this thread (of course I found it after we ordered) and now am wondering if that was a wise choice. Seems like a lot of complaints and unsatisfied folks. Does anybody have this that likes it?
     
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I remember reading where someone who had it had the whole thing crash into the floor one night when all the wires and hoses got tangled (I think they got caught up in the turner.. or a cat.. or something).. so you may want to keep an eye on that
     
  3. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    thats why its always good to run it a few days and look whats going on with it

    here are mine setup

    i had to tape the tube on the octo 20 for that reason and its running just fine no tangles at all and i put a large board in front to keep kids away and act as a barrior

    the mini is on locadown and the octo is on day 2

    all buff and lemon cuckoo orpingtons

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  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I remember the person who had the crash saying she had to clean up a bloody mess.. so she was well into the incubation.. apparently someone or something moved some wires/tubes and tangled things up a bit
     
  5. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    its possible but kept in a safe place and setup correctly its quite unlikely
     
  6. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am assuming since you have two that you like them??? Also, I love that you have Lemon Cuckoo Orps, in a yellow incubator in front of a yellow wall. I see a pattern here! [​IMG]
     
  7. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    LOL i didnt think about that

    yes seems yellow is in at the moment lol

    i love brinsea they are great incubators and soon i will be getting a brinsea hatchmaster or a brinsea octo 40 not decided yet but defo a brinsea

    the after sales care is great too
     
  8. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Oh I'm sure it is.. just wanted to make WyoChickenMamma aware of the problem so hopefully they can take steps to avoid the same thing happening

    and I found the post! https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/526913/no-more-goslings-for-me-this-year#post_6717929


     
  9. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    good luck with that (the bolded part)..

    after you receive a bunch of defective products they may not be as nice to you
    at least that's what I and several others have found to be the case

    edited to add.. I see you're in the UK.. maybe their customer service is better there.. cause here... well... yeah... not so good
     
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  10. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    hers seems to have tangled on the cradle and brinsea advise a sutable length of tube to avoid that

    as you can see my setup there is no way mine can tangle as its no where near the cradle
     

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