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Mini Incubator Suits Small Operations
Brinsea Incubation Specialists' latest incubator is a perfect size for small producers. Best of all, it takes the guesswork out of incubating.
  "The Octagon 20 is a top quality unit, yet it's easy to use," says Pascale Deffieux, executive vice president of Brinsea, a company that originated in Britain 30 years ago.
  The injection-molded body is durable and easy to clean, and the double-skinned base is filled with foam to reduce energy consumption. Eggs can be viewed through the clear top. A computer-grade fan and air diffuser maintain an even temperature. Two water reservoirs provide humidity.
  Tray dividers can be positioned to accommodate different size eggs, from 60 quail to 24 chicken to a dozen goose eggs. Octagonal cabinet ends turn the eggs automatically as the incubator rocks from side to side.
  Customers who raise exotic bird eggs that have specific humidity requirements purchase the Octagon 20 Advance EX with an Advance Humidity Pump. "It's all done automatically," Deffieux says.
  "Our customers are varied, raising everything from exotic birds to ornamental waterfowl to chickens and geese," she adds. "Some sell birds as a business, some raise them as a hobby." Schools and universities also buy the incubators for school projects.
  The incubators have a 2-year warranty and sell for $369 and $499 (with humidity pump). Distributors are listed on Brinsea's website.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brinsea Products, Inc., 704 N. Dixie Ave., Titusville, Florida 32796 (ph 888 667-7009; www.Brinsea.com).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #1