Highly recommend this product. I love the hatch date count down that comes with it. The Brinsea has not had an issue maintaining a steady temperature or humidity (confirmed with another temp/humidity probe). You'll probably want to obtain more of these for subsequent hatchings. Brinsea,has TERRIBLE customer service. They were very happy to get out of the crowded incubator. If you are hatching chicken eggs, the cardboard disk might be enough. Guinea keets are smaller than chicks and I unfortunately had a learning curve. So.. Stop... breathe... it will be ok. Get this incubator, bite the bullet, and go hatch some critters! Also, they need to have some sort of method/new design for the top to get it off easier and with less chance of damage. In the first batch 5 of 7 chicken eggs hatched and 2 were very late death (so at least they developed most of the incubation period). )-it was delivered around 3/13/19. Small hatchers, leave the rest and come get the best. Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2019. 100% hatch rate for the Mini II which was my first incubator. Not sure how accurate temp is as gage is in top of incubator and eggs are in the bottom so I know there is a difference in air temps. You may find that you don't need any water in the reservoir at all to maintain optimal humidity levels for the eggs. It heats up and cools down quickly. I used this to incubate some of our guinea eggs. I bought two of these so I could incubate multiple small batches of eggs. I transferred chicks to the pre-heated brooder as soon as they got their legs under them and were dry--took about 4 hours for most of the chicks. It is plug and play. I sincerely wish I hadnt waste my time mulling over all the incubators. This is essential! WHAT?! It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2015. Just stop looking. is what I asked the Manager .. WHY would your superior British engineers put a tiny thermometer gauge at the top center of the dome beside the motor/fan when the eggs are several inches below, and under the think plastic wall between the thermometer and the eggs?! There's a problem loading this menu right now. I marked the large end of each egg with an arrow and was able to tell how much roll I was getting on each one. I have to keep adjusting temperature on the other one. It has a fan and turner. If you are hatching smaller birds, place countertop liner on top of this and staple it down!! Our first keet hatched and a few hours afterwards he was walking around, but his legs kept sliding in the grooves of the cardboard (picture a chick doing the splits). Inconsistent Product. Now I have to send this hunk of junk back. This is a great little incubator if you only want to hatch a few eggs. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2019. Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2018, I'm very happy with this incubator. some are junk, some are great! Another Brinsea incubator you can trust is the Brinsea Mini Advance Hatching Egg Incubator. This page works best with JavaScript. I have called and talked to Rose (manager) and not only did she give me wrong information but was very rude and kept calling me "Honey." (They're available 6 to a pack, although I don't see why you couldn't make your own, using the one in the box for a template. I bypassed $65 incubators and got the best I could find online and paid more in the process. I just used the cardboard disk which was my downfall. Bought this for my children's 4H project. Fair incubator. Each time they were not fully developed. There is a port for you to add water so you never need to lift the lid. Well made...very reliable for years...and easy, Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2018. I have been borrowing one from a friend for a couple of years. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. ( now have eggs!) Great educational opportunity for the kids. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. Holds humidity, maintains temperature, super easy user face, and rotation works perfectly. - After approx 20 minutes of working, the motor started to pop and crack... like popcorn. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, I followed the instructions as recommended for hatching game birds and out of six eggs, Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2015. I'd rather pay more upfront for a good unit than have to replace after a few uses. Clean up is super easy. This was purchased in a rush to hatch some eggs which had been laid by a dear button quail whom had passed away. The turner is programmable, but it is preset from the factory to rotate every 45 minutes. It's hard to keep on top of it so I don't loose the clutch. Really, really, really wish the mini had a built in humidity gage as I believe humidity to be almost as critical as temps when incubating. The Brinsea comes with legible instructions and is a sturdy product. I know to some this would not be a good gift, but in this case she loves it. There is clearly MAJOR defects and quality control issues with this company. Brinsea Mini II Advance incubator comes with a programmable egg turner suitable for automatic egg turning. He flourished in the brooder, but I am pretty sure that I doomed my other eggs by letting the humidity out as they were egg bound and it was awful to watch. I liked the feature that allowed me to add water without opening the incubator & topped it off daily though I probably could have gone 2-3 days before refilling. This is our pick: Brinsea Mini Advance Hatching Egg Incubator (this is a Brinsea manual egg incubator) You can also check the customer comments for an honest 7 egg incubator review of this Brinsea product sold on Amazon. My mom has a few chickens but never enjoyed the difficulty of shipping chickens to Alaska. I'm sure the reorders in those products would more than compensate for the samples, Held temperature well, but some features not totally reliable, Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2015. All things considered, if you get a unit that actually works, it is a super nice unit, and VERY Dependable.. unfortunately you may have to go through duds that break in the first week-30 days before you find that good one. I am back down to one.. I decided to try one more time, decided to get 1 more Mini II Advanced (bought this one from Amazon. I've had two successful hatches so far with shipped eggs and local eggs. BRINSEA wanted to charge me an $11.xx "restocking fee" to accept the bator back... Then BRINSEA decided to charge me a $29.xx restocking fee instead of the $11.xx initially said. - This one worked about 30 days then died.. The instructions that came with the incubator were great and very detailed (even came with a sizing chart for you eggs and the degree of rotation). Happy so far with the results we have seen so far. I think this is what cause the one chick to die in the shell. Very easy to use for people new to incubating eggs, Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2019. Hatch rate will be almost 100%. Auto egg turner is amazing. I bought 3 and hatched 90% Best hatch ever on shipped eggs! Too small for turkeys or larger birds. Just follow the instructions exactly and you'll have a full-proof incubation. Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2015. GRRRRRR. The company posted videos on youtube that walk you through everything, if you prefer “having someone with you” instead of reading the instructions. WHY?! You can still see all customer reviews for the product. All my eggs died! I purchased this incubator for hatching Serama chicks (which are notoriously difficult to hatch). The unit also allows you to observe and monitor the process of incubation… My review is mixed, because 1 out of 3 are good. Very unfortunate! I now how to look for a different brand, maybe the first one i bought from a different site is not the 'norm'- because it is running brilliantly in it's 2nd month of constant use (no down time!

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