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Mini Eco and Mini Advance Incubators

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Mini Eco and Mini Advance Incubators


Maximum egg Capacities (approx)
 AdvanceEco
Quail1224
Pheasant1212
Hen710
Duck78

Mini EcoThe Mini Incubators are small, high quality, low cost, egg incubators combining ease of use, performance and exceptional value.

The three versions of the Mini offer options for the hobby breeder as well as professionals.

  • Mini Advance EX with automatic egg turning and humidity control with external Humidity Pump

Technical Features ChartThey give a choice of convenience, sophistication and price but provide the essential environmental control necessary for successful egg hatching.

The clear walls of the egg chamber mean fantastic visibility of the hatching eggs without lifting the lid and the fan-assisted design coupled with detailed airflow analysis results exceptionally even heating of the eggs.

IMPORTANT: After hatching, the smallest chicks can be at risk from drowning in the water pots. It is advised that small pebbles or marbles are placed in each water pot before hatching to reduce this risk. This will not reduce the evaporation of the water if the level is maintained to just above the pebbles.

  • For more information, please scroll down.

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The Mini Eco Incubator holds 10 hens eggs (or equivalent) and provides the fine temperature control to ensure consistent and reliable hatches.

Temperature is monitored on a purpose built liquid-in-glass thermometer and although factory set, the electronic temperature control allows fine tuning of the temperature setting if required.

Humidity

Humidity is provided for with central water reservoirs in both (ECO and Advance) models and both operate at low voltage (from mains adapters supplied) for safety.

Egg Turning

Incubating eggs need to be turned frequently throughout the day.

  • With the "ECO" unit, you will need to do that manually. However, with the optional Egg Trays (not included) - all eggs can be turned at the same time, rather than having to turn each one manually. The inserts expedite the process and also reduce the chance of contamination or damage to the eggs when handling them with your hands. However, the egg inserts will limit the number of eggs that can be incubated at one time to either 7 (with the Standard 7-Egg Insert) or 12 eggs (with the Small Egg Insert).
  • The Advance versions featured below will turn eggs automatically, so you won't have to. Please note:  It is NOT possible to upgrade the Mini Eco to become a Mini Advance or Mini Advance EX, as the control systems for each machine are different and they are not compatible with each other.
  • The Mini Advance Classroom Pack - Chick incubation and embryology kit complete with lesson plan for hatching chicken or duck eggs in the classroom or for a science project. Includes
    • Mini Advance Incubator;
    • The Egg Story*’ Lesson Plan Manual on CD-ROM;
    • OvaScope egg scope to watch the live embryo develop inside the egg;
    • EcoGlow chick brooder;
    • Plastic chick enclosure;
    • Feeder; Drinker; Incubation
    • Disinfectant Concentrate.
    • Basically all you need for a successful hatch and amazing experience.

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Mini Advance and  OvaScopeThe Mini Advance Incubator provides automatic egg turning with autostop 2 days prior to hatching, countdown to date-of-hatch and temperature alarms on its digital display so you'll always know the status of your hatch.

Eggs are turned by rotating egg disks. Two disks are available, one for 7 eggs of all sizes up to duck (supplied as standard) with a second small egg disk holding 12 eggs up to the size of pheasant available as an optional extra.

Advance control system

The Mini Advance incorporates digital micro-control which allows the user to manage incubator functions via a simple menu on the digital display.

In normal operation the display shows incubation temperature, days to hatch and turning status. Opening the menu allows the user to adjust incubation temperature, the unit (°C or °F), turning interval, turning angle, number of days your eggs take to hatch and high and low temperature alarm limits.

*Latest Feature* Cooling Feature

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Mini AdvanceAdvance Control System


Mini Advance EX IncubatorMini Advance EX Incubator

Based on the Mini Advance, the EX provides vital additional features for breeders of small numbers of highly valuable eggs and is particularly suitable for parrots' eggs.

  • The EX version replaces the countdown to hatch feature of the Advance with accurate management of incubation humidity with its proven humidity control system: just dial in the desired humidity level, keep the water reservoir topped up and the incubator does the rest.
  • Furthermore the EX gives the user the ability to select a wide range of turning intervals down to a minimum of just 5 minutes – ideal for parrots.
  • The Mini EX incubator is a fan assisted egg incubator holding up to 7 eggs which are turned automatically. Up to 12 smaller eggs (e.g. pheasant or quail) can be accommodated using the small egg disk.
  • The combination of a simple yet accurate menu driven digital control, fan assistance and carefully directed airflow result in a machine which is deceptively sophisticated yet convenient and extremely easy to use. The digital display shows incubation temperature (in °C or °F). The user can alter settings to control incubation temperature, temperature units, turning interval, turning angle. The high quality clear top allows you to see every second of an egg hatching from every angle.

Please note: It is NOT possible to upgrade the Mini Eco and Mini Advance to become a Mini Advance EX as the control systems for each machine are different and they are not compatible with each other.

No other small incubator offers such total control of all incubation parameters.


The Mini Eco and Mini Advance incubators are designed to use for the education of children although they are not toys and should be used only under adult supervision.

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Mini Eco Incubator - Manual turning

Eggs needs to be hand-turned numerous times throughout the day to remain viable. For automatic egg turning, please refer to the below. Holds 10 hens eggs (or equivalent)

Please note: The optional egg inserts / trays will turn this incubator into a semi-automatic version, as it would allow you to turn all the eggs all once, rather than turning each one manually. This also reduces the chance of contamination or damage to the eggs when handling them with your hands. However, the egg inserts will limit the number of eggs that can be incubated at one time to either 7 (with the Standard 7-Egg Insert) or 12 eggs (with the Small Egg Insert).

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Mini Advance Incubator

Provides automatic egg turning with autostop 2 days prior to hatching, countdown to date-of-hatch and temperature alarms on its digital display.

Eggs are turned by rotating egg disks. Two disks are available, one for 7 eggs of all sizes up to duck (supplied as standard) and a second small egg insert holding 12 eggs up to the size of pheasant available as an optional extra (below)

Available over our Secure Online Store - or order over the phone: 1-888-354-4666 x1


Mini Advance EX Incubator

All features of the Mini Advanced featured above, but with external Humidity Pump for automatic humidity control. Particularly recommended for very dry climates or the incubation of expensive / rare parrot eggs. Comes with small and large egg inserts.

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Small Egg Tray'Mini Advance small egg insert

The Mini Advance Small Egg Tray is an optional accessory for the Mini Advance Incubator that will convert this 7 egg Brinsea Mini Advance incubator into a 12 small egg incubator, suitable for quails, finches, lovebirds, etc. up to the size of pheasant eggs)

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7-Egg TrayBrinsea 7-Egg Tray (for Hen-sized eggs)

Included as standard with the Mini Advance and Mini Advance Ex versions. Can be purchased as an additional tray or replacement.

The 7-egg Tray can also be used in the Mini Eco incubator. Even though the Mini Eco does not have a motor to turn the eggs automatically, this tray would enable users to turn all the eggs at once, rather than having to turn them individually by hand. This will expedite the process as well as reducing the risk of breaking or contaminating eggs when handling them. However, this tray does limit the number of eggs that can be incubated at one time to 7.


Mini Advance Classroom Pack: Everything you need for classroom hatching, candling and brooding!

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Mini Advance with Small and Standard Egg Trays
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