Thoughts on Brinsea 40 advance incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Brakesilkiechic, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Brakesilkiechic

    Brakesilkiechic In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I'm looking into getting a second incubator. I currently have an Incuview incubator that I'm constantly having to hover around to keep humidity up and now hand turning eggs till they send me a new motor for the turner. Ugh
    I've read a lot about Brinsea products and I'm pretty sure these are the way to go if the money isn't problem! Lol I love hatching but have had a couple bad hatches here recently and would love something more reliable!
    Does anyone know how many bantam eggs the Brinsea 40 holds? Do you think it's too big for a backyard hobby girl? Current incubator holds 36 bantam eggs and I find myself wishing it held more.... Lol
    I have many questions on this brand / type of incubator so I'd love to hear from someone who has one!
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Songster

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    I have the brinsea 20. Great incubator.

    Was looking at getting a 40.

    But for the price of a 40 I would look at a dickeys or gqf sportsman. Both are cabinet bators.
     
  3. badwhiskey

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    I have the 20 advance...all digital and rocker! Best bator I have ever had
     
  4. Brakesilkiechic

    Brakesilkiechic In the Brooder

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    I totally bought it! I can't believe I hit the buy button! Lol but I'm so ready for a more easy bator! When you set the eggs do they stand fat end up? My lay horizontally in my current incubator
     
  5. badwhiskey

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    Pointy end down!
     
  6. badwhiskey

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    I don't even check much with the Brisnea...I forget it's running half the time...it's a joy to own!
     
  7. badwhiskey

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    I never liked the incuview reviews...kinda sketchy
     
  8. Brakesilkiechic

    Brakesilkiechic In the Brooder

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    That's what I'm excited about....not having to constantly check it! Lol do you have the humidity pump or do you just fill the chambers?
    My Incuview holds a good temp....humidity is hard to keep steady unfortunately...I had really great hatches at first but they have gotten progressively worse. So hence why he new awesome bator! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. badwhiskey

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    Not paying a dime for the humidity pump...I fill one reservoir and stay between 50-60% humidity and on lockdown I fill both up full with water and lock it down..I live in tx and it's humid down here so that's what works for me
     
  10. badwhiskey

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    i sometimes put a small piece of sponge in there before lock down if I need to bump it up
     

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