Humidity and temp are spot on to my digital thermometers. It is not my fault this is junk, and broke in 30 days! This is RIDICULOUS! ( now have eggs!) I'm sure that is what it is designed for so I can't complain too much. We always had quite a few die no matter all the techniques used to try to save them. The Brinsea 40 advanced was a nice upgrade from my other incubator. 100% hatch rate for the Mini II which was my first incubator. Another Brinsea incubator you can trust is the Brinsea Mini Advance Hatching Egg Incubator. Very unfortunate! I still have some eggs which are hatching in my new incubator, Ovation 56. IT WORKS AWESOME! Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Brinsea Products Mini II Advance Automatic 7 Egg Incubator, One Size at Amazon.com. The Brinsea comes with legible instructions and is a sturdy product. 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?! Brinsea said I could send back the incubator so they can fix it but would not refund my losses or the machine. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Each time they were not fully developed. I did not take it out to use/start until around 3/18/19. ), Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2018. You'll probably want to obtain more of these for subsequent hatchings. Why not put the thermometer where the eggs are located to get an ACCURATE reading? The turning motor broke after about 10 times using it! 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. Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2018, I'm very happy with this incubator. Just follow the instructions exactly and you'll have a full-proof incubation. Would have given 5 stars but it took several tries to get the humidity right due to … Highly recommend this product. I unplugged it, and decided to wait until the next day, and would try again.. 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." - This one worked about 30 days then died.. My first purchase was the china made Moroly incubator which was horrible! I loved it so much, I bought a 2nd Mini II Advanced (from Amazon this time.) Brinsea Mini II Advance incubator comes with a programmable egg turner suitable for automatic egg turning. I am back down to one.. This incubator is TONS easier to use than the one I purchased before. It is the "hatching mat," to provide a soft, absorbent, disposable surface for hatching. where is the forethought? Good for guinea eggs, but take extra precautions!! Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2016, Ducks are due to hatch in a couple days. Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2019. After struggling with other, less quality incubators I was very pleased with how this incubator turned out. The Brinsea Incubators are very reliable. spoke to manager, she explained 'restocking fee' - I again advised ridiculous! It is among the best incubators produced by Brinsea Products, which has since 1976, provided high-quality bird and reptile incubation and breeding systems. I was really looking for a good quality, small incubater as we wanted to hatch only a handful of baby chicks at a time. ), Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2020. I used this to incubate some of our guinea eggs. Clean up is super easy. It does everything except measure the humidity so I had to buy a hygrometer to keep in it for measuring humidity. Otherwise, I love this small space cute little incubator. Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2019. 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. Entire unit works like a dream. The Amazon Rep put me on hold, spoke to her Manager, and they agreed I should not be charged a restocking fee for a broken item at 30 days old. I found the 40 has four fans and two heater wire banks that have low mass but high energy capacity. 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. Very easy to use for people new to incubating eggs, Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2019. I already had the differential thermostat feature and a digital external humidifier in my other incubator. I had to send the Magic Fly back because after futzing trying to get my temperature steady (which it never did, it consistently ran too hot), the motor on the egg turner decided to go on vacation. I decided to try one more time, decided to get 1 more Mini II Advanced (bought this one from Amazon. It tells you to fill half of the water container but I found that makes the humidity too high for all chickens so don't fill one side all the way and do buy a hygrometer to check your humidity or you can ruin your eggs. I vehemently disagreed. The turner is programmable, but it is preset from the factory to rotate every 45 minutes. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Although we received the incubator for free, all the opinions in this article are … However, I found the Brinsea Mini to hold humidity like a sauna, and if you live in a subtropical area where the humidity level is regularly 50% or higher I would caution against adding water to the reservoir as it seems to make the incubator TOO humid. The temperature varies +/- .5 degrees F in my Brinsea. Holds humidity, maintains temperature, super easy user face, and rotation works perfectly. Just stop looking. You can position the eggs so that their air cell ends are closer to the clear plastic wall so that you can candle them without reaching in (which is really great during lock-down). 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). It's hard to keep on top of it so I don't loose the clutch. 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