Would a Brinsea Mini Advance be a good beginners bator????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Desert Rooster, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Im thinking about getting one, and would like to know if they are pretty good bators? Ive been following "Mahonri's 2nd Annual New Year's Day Hatch & Contest for GFMs!" thread and all this talk about hatching seems fun.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011
  2. jenfork

    jenfork Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 1, 2010
    Northern NJ
    I love mine. I just tried my first batch of eggs. 6 out of 7 eggs hatched. It's very easy to use.
  3. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Lots of people love it.. So you should definately "start" with that. Once you get the hatch fever, you are going to need a much bigger one.. This hobby is addictive as crack [​IMG]!!
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Simple answer: YES.
    I had 6 out of 7 hatch for my very first ever hatch, too.
  5. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    North Carolina
    I have been hatching out of my Mini for the last year - sooooo simple!! But get this - it keeps me out of trouble because I can only do 7 eggs at one time - My DH would kick me out if I had a larger incubator... I think I hatched 9 out of 12 months last year

    hatching will be your new addiction but be prepared to sell some chicks
  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    will get one for sure, thanks [​IMG]
  7. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Quote:That's the reason I got mine! I figured my hubby wouldn't murder me over 6 chicks every month vs. 20 chicks every month. [​IMG]
  8. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2010
    scottdale pa
    l just bought one, the advanced, got it all for 151.something from the brinsea website, and that was with a extra ring and shipping, i love mine, just set it and forget it IF you can, until it needs more water.[​IMG]
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    I bought one about an hour ago. I got the Brinsea Mini Advanced. I would love some pictures and info on it!!

    Question, where do you add water for the humidity? Do you have to take off the top? [​IMG]
  10. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    Definantly, it was my first bator. Awesome little thing!

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