Brinsea Products Manual Egg Incubator for Hatching 24 Chicken Eggs or Equivalent
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- Temperature factory preset at 99.5F with easy tamper-proof adjustment
- Flashing temperature indicator and accurate liquid in glass thermometer
- 24 chicken egg capacity but suitable for a wide range of egg sizes with no further accessories
- Fan assisted air circulation and Robust hygienic ABS plastics construction for easy cleaning
- Kindly refer the user manual below.
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The Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco Incubator is a simple but high quality egg incubator using the same tough insulated cabinet as the Octagon 20 Advance coupled to a simple proven electronic temperature control to give reliable hatching results of a wide range of species with minimum fuss. This is an incubator for the cost-conscious and those who require simplicity over features. The Octagon 20 Eco controls temperature with high accuracy using a proven proportional band electronic controller with easy tamper-proof adjustment. A flashing indicator shows that the incubation temperature is being controlled steadily and temperature is monitored with a purpose made liquid in glass thermometer. The high quality cabinet is entirely injection molded from high grade ABS which makes it tough and easy to clean. The base is double skinned and foam filled to reduce heat loss leading to lower electricity consumption and better temperature distribution. The top is clear allowing good visibility of the eggs and chicks. Air is circulated by a long life computer grade fan which, coupled with the unique grill with optimized air diffuser leads to extremely even temperature. Fresh air is controlled with a vent slider and humidity is provided by water in two reservoirs in the base. To accommodate eggs of different sizes the removable egg tray is supplied with adjustable dividers to maximize the number of eggs that can be held. Eggs as small as Inch to as large as geese can be incubated together. Eggs are turned during incubation as the whole incubator is rocked from side to side – hence the Octagonal cabinet ends. This can be done manually at least twice each day or turning is performed automatically if the incubator is used with the optional Auto turn Cradle which turns the eggs hourly. Economic to buy and simple to use the Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco is ideal for beginners and like all Brinsea products comes with a full 2 year warranty.
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I wanted to give a fancier incubator a try, but I didn't want to pay for a turning machine since it increases the price dramatically and I am home plenty enough to easily turn the eggs myself. I like that I had the option with this Brinsea model to get a fancier incubator that held a larger number of eggs while spending much less than anything else similar. I liked that I could keep this quiet incubator just about anywhere with its compact size and nice shape.
If you need to adjust the temp it is simple to do so gradually without the temp going way too far up or down after making eensy adjustments. The plastic makes it SUPER easy to clean again and again very well. The water troughs will evenly evaporate water gradually and without having to add more water for a couple days at a time. However when hatching be sure to really fill these troughs to the brim since I have a harder time making the humidity extra high for the hatch unless the troughs are filled up. I do live in Colorado and it is dry here so take that humidity info with a grain of salt depending on where you live. The incubator holds temps perfectly consistently when the room temperature stays steady. I use a really sensitive thermometer/hygrometer of my own on the tray of the incubator at the level of the eggs and the temp literally doesn't fluctuate by more than .1 (so like 99.5 to 99.6). If the room temperature changes by more than three degrees up or down though the incubator temp will go up or down a smidge, but I found that it wasn't a significant or dangerous amount and I was fine plus or minus five degrees of the usual room temp.
I have had excellent hatches with healthy babies and they do not get as distressed chilling in this incubator to dry on the softer plastic as compared to the metal wire mesh.
It is worth the extra money especially if you would like to have an incubator that will go through several runs of different batches over time. I have hatched both chicken and duck eggs well with it. The incubator also comes with a free warranty if you fill out the paperwork and provide proof of purchase with it within 30 days of buying the incubator.
Its simple, and its proven.
Simple: There is very little to this. Read the instructions, find a good place to set this down, and put eggs in. Now, what I've learned is that the hatch rate has more to do with the eggs than with the incubator. After 7 batches, I found that two hens consistently produced bad eggs that rarely hatched. Taking those two hens out of the equation, and not counting for unfertilized eggs, because seriously, that's not the incubators fault, I had a 100% hatch rate. It really doesn't get any better than that. Unless I hatched a twin, somehow. That would be awesome. Also, cleaning it is a complete snap. Just wash, rinse and let out to dry. From April to June, I had this thing running full time, every single day. The build is tough, tough enough for my three year old to tap at it repeatedly, but not be able to move it.
Proven: The instructions are simple enough that if you don't want to dabble with any other equipment to measure, additional temp gauges, hygrometer, etc, you don't have to. I did use all the extra stuff, and it turns out, I didn't need it. I set it to 99.5, set it in a place where temps were consistent, added water, turned three times a day, and 21 days later, peep peep peep. Over and over, every three weeks. Finally, this last time, I didn't put any kind of additional gauge inside, and again, 21 days later, peep peep peep.
If you're a backyard enthusiast, and are looking to enjoy hatching chicks (and other assorted egg type beasts) but aren't really looking at hatching hundreds at a time, this is the one for you. You will pay more for it, but the no hassle simplicity of it is WELL worth it. Also, of the 100 or so chicks I hatched, I sold 80 of them. This thing has nearly paid itself. For super extra simplicity, but the auto turner and forget about it...almost.