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                                                                                              Brinsea offers design innovation and
                                                                                              a clear appreciation of the
Practical Advice                                                                              requirements of bird and reptile
                                                                                              breeders to ensure the best chance
There are a large number of factors that affect egg incubation and these must be              for hatching success.
considered when trying to improve hatching success. Brinsea Products have many
years experience in bird breeding and in talking to many successful breeders and              Five international patents have been
are therefore happy to offer sound, practical guidance to incubator users.
Brinsea have published two books: ‘Nests, Birds and Incubators’ by Dr C
                                                                                              granted for innovations associated with
                                                                                              Brinsea’s incubation products. But              T H E I N C U B AT I O N S P E C I A L I S T S
                                                                                              innovation is of little value unless applied
Deeming – a fascinating insight into the world as seen from an egg’s point of view            effectively, which is why Brinsea continues
by one of the leading authorities on the subject – and the ‘Brinsea Incubation                to work with breeding centres of
Handbook’ which is a short, practical summary of incubator types, the effects of              excellence and experts in the field, as well
temperature, humidity and turning on the embryo plus troubleshooting tips.                    as conducting in-house test and

                                                                                                                                                  The latest       Contact Incubation
                                                                                              development programs – always checking
In addition Brinsea stocks a selection of books concerned with keeping and
                                                                                              that improvements are effective in practice
breeding a wide range of species. The list below is a selection of popular titles.            and designs are practical and reliable.                              The Contaq X3 joins the groundbreaking Contaq X8 launched
Check the website or call the sales line for the full selection.                              The result is a comprehensive range of

                                                                                                                                                                   last year. These radical designs provide improved hatch rates for
The ‘Brinsea Incubation Handbook’ is available as a free download from the                    products that suit all small scale bird and                          ‘wild’ species by mimicking the natural nest. Eggs have evolved
website. Also within the customer service section are incubation tips and                     breeding needs. We have received                                     to hatch best in nests where they are warmed by contact with
Frequently Asked Questions and datasheets on all the main products, in .pdf                   widespread acclaim and are used by                                   the parent’s body and the X3 and X8 warm eggs in the same
download format. Brinsea will endeavour to answer incubation questions over the
phone but our support line gets very busy during the Spring so please check the
                                                                                              breeding centres as diverse as the
                                                                                              Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge,
                                                                                              the National Birds of Prey Centre, the
                                                                                                                                                innovations        way. They incorporate sophisticated logic control which allows
                                                                                                                                                                   the user to copy the behaviour of a particular species to offer the
website first if possible.                                                                                                                                         best possible chances of success. Field trials have shown
                                                                                              Roslin Institute and numerous zoos,
                                                                                                                                                                   significant increases in the number of eggs that hatch and the
                                                                                              conservation organisations and universities
                                                                                                                                                                   health of the chicks. See Page 2.
                                                                                              throughout the world.
Nests, Birds and Incubators                         V90                  D.C. Deeming         Quality and reliability                                              Octagon DX series
Guineafowl Past and Present (NEW)                   V245                     M. Roberts
                                                                                              Incubator or brooder breakdown can have                              Further improvements with the launch of the DX versions which
Domestic Ducks and Geese in Colour                  V260               M. & V. Roberts
                                                                                              the most serious and heartbreaking                                   incorporate wire egg dividers for increased airflow and improved
Chickens at Home                                    V270                     M. Roberts
                                                                                              consequences. Brinsea’s ISO9001 2000                                 temperature consistency and tougher automatic turning systems.
Ducks and Geese at Home                             V290                     M. Roberts
                                                                                              accreditation means that the manufacture
British Large Fowl                                  V440               M. & V. Roberts                                                                             The Plus and Pro versions of the 20 have improved thermometer
                                                                                              of our products is subject to a continuous
Turkeys at Home                                     V360               M. & V. Roberts                                                                             accuracy too. Upgrade kits are available to bring earlier Octagon
                                                                                              and independently assessed program of
Incubation at Home                                  V330                     M. Roberts                                                                            20’s and 40’s up to current spec. See page 4.
                                                                                              quality control. No other manufacturer of
Modern Free Range                                   V295                     M. Roberts
                                                                                              comparable products world-wide holds this
Wildfowl at Home
Free Range Poultry
                                                                            A. Birkbeck
                                                                                K. Thear
                                                                                              standard. As a result we confidently offer a                         eggWISE incubation
                                                                                              free 2 Year Guarantee with every incubator
Poultry for Anyone
Quail: Their Breeding and Management
                                                                             V. Roberts
                                                                       G. E. S. Robbins
                                                                                              and brooder.                                                         management software
How to Hatch Geese                                  V370                   Dr. L. Munro                                                                            New software to provide simple management of birds and eggs.
Practical Incubation                                V450                      R. Harvey       A price list covering all prices for products
                                                                                                                                                                   It calculates whether you have incubation humidity correct …
Introduction to Ornamental Pheasants                V100               K.C.R. Howman          contained in this brochure plus spare parts
                                                                                              and consumables is available on request                              eggWISE offers similar functions to that of existing packages
The Book of Geese                                   V460                 D. Holderread                                                                             many times the price! See page 11.
Avian Incubation                                    V640                 D.C. Deeming         at the sales number below or the website.

                                                                                              In order that we can continue our policy of
VIDEOS - UK (PAL) FORMAT ONLY                                                                 innovation and improvement we reserve
Practical Incubation                                V610                      R. Harvey       the right to alter specifications of any
Hand Rearing Parrots                                V630              R. Harvey, R. Low       product without notice.                                               Incubators                              Page 2

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                                 Incubation                  as       nature              intended                                                                                               INCUBATION                    PRODUCTS

                                                                                                “We were delighted with the results. With
             Contact Incubation                                                                 such a diverse collection our breeding
                                                                                                season is very long and we are not able to
                                                                                                                                                       The Contaq X8 and NEW X3                                                                       These revolutionary incubators
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      are the first commercially

    Mimicking the natural incubation process of the nest.                                       set eggs under other species of birds, or                                               - Better than the real nest                                   available products to warm eggs
                                                                                                even bantams. This incubator seems very                                                                                                               by thermal contact from above,
Conventional artificial incubation is very                            Building on this          good at mimicking the birds.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      just as happens in nature.
artificial. It surrounds the eggs with warm                           research, Brinsea has     Jemima Parry-Jones,
                      air, rotating them                              created Contact           National Birds of                                                                                                                                     Emphasis has been placed on
                      regularly but not                               Incubation Technology     Prey Centre, UK                                                                                                                                       flexibility of controls, top quality
                      changing their                                  (CIT). This reproduces                                                                                                                                                          construction for hygiene and
                      environment greatly.                            the brood area by
                      This has proved           inflating a plastic skin with warm air. As it                                                                                                                                                         durability as well as
successful for the mass breeding of             inflates, the skin presses gently but firmly                                                                                                                                                          the patented Contact
poultry, particularly as, over many             on the eggs sitting on rollers on a                                                                                                                                                                   Incubation Technology.
generations, the breeding programmes            moveable base. Air can flow through this
have self-selected for birds which flourish     base, creating an environment which
in the artificial environment. But for other    mimics the nest. Deflating the skin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Control System
species, artificial incubation is less          simulates the bird standing while moving                                                                                                                                                            The CONTAQ Series recreate the brood
satisfactory.                                   the base reproduces the natural egg                                                                                                                                                                 patch with a warm air-
                                                movements: CIT is the complete                                                                                                                                                                      filled plastic diaphragm
Compare this artificial environment with                                                                                                                                                                                              ref. Q2000    (the skin), which can be
                                                combination of bird and nest.
natural incubation in the nest. The bird sits                                                                                                                                                                                                       inflated and deflated. A
on the eggs with a brood patch, often           Production CIT machines have followed up                                                                                              Although CIT aims at reproducing the environment of bird      conveyor belt system
plucked to bare skin, passing body warmth       the initial success of the prototypes to                                                                                          and nest, with the Contaq X8 and X3 the incubation environ-       rotates the eggs.
from the bird to the egg through a small        produce outstanding breeding results. In                                                                                       ment can be seen as better than the real nest. There are no          Through a simple 3 button, menu-driven
contact area. At irregular intervals the bird   the first (2004) breeding season that CIT                                                                                                                                                           interface the breeder can control:
                                                                                                                                                                            predators and no egg damage from inexperienced brood birds, no
gets up and rearranges the eggs. This           incubators were available, Brinsea                                                                                      risks of disease or disturbance interrupting the parents. The               Temperature: of the skin
exposes them to cool air. When she settles      estimates that 30% of commercially bred         ref. Q1000                                                           professional breeder or advanced amateur now has an incubator which            Humidity level: of the egg chamber
down, a different part of the egg is in         falcons in the UK were incubated in
                                                                                                                                                                 can be relied on to produce consistently higher yields of precious eggs, for       Cooling: duration and interval that the
contact with the brood patch. Some              CONTAQ X8 machines.
                                                                                                                                                     birds of prey, parrots and endangered species.                                                 skin is retracted from the eggs, simulating
species even leave the eggs exposed,
                                                One falcon breeder, based in Wales, has                                                                                                                                                             the bird leaving the nest.
letting them cool while they forage for food                                                                                                         The electronic controls, based on well-proven technology, can be used to define precisely
                                                used the CONTAQ X8 for species that are                                                                                                                                                             Turning: direction, angle and frequency of
or defend their territory.                                                                                                                           the environment required, control the temperature of the skin, the time it spends sitting on
                                                normally more difficult to hatch. In one                                                                                                                                                            egg rotation with the option to randomise
In the last few years there has been            batch of 50 viable, fertile eggs in the                                                              the eggs and away from the eggs, and the amount of movement to take place for each             egg turning within user defined limits.
considerable academic research on egg           machine, only 3 failed to hatch. This is                                                             change of egg position.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alarm: for low temperature, high
incubation. This shows that for some            almost 95% hatching, higher than their                                                                                                                                                              temperature and if the lid is not closed.
                                                                                                 Eggs cooled and ventilated beneath deflated skin.
species in the nest there can be a              normal average of between 85% and 90%                                                                                                                                                               Internal alarm sounder and message on
temperature difference across the egg of        across all species.                                                                                  Contaq X8 (ref. Q2000)                                                                         the display. Provision for optional phone
over 10 degrees. The top of the egg, in                                                                                                              Designed for the professional                                                                  dialler which calls up to 5 numbers to
                                                A second breeder, in Yorkshire, started the
contact with the brood patch, can be as                                                                                                              breeder and the experienced                                                                    warn of alarm status.
                                                2004 season with a single CONTAQ X8 and
high as 40 degrees centigrade while the                                                                                                              amateur, the CONTAQ                                                                            Power Back-up: battery may be
                                                then added a second. All their eggs were
bottom of the egg can be as low as 29                                                                                                                X8 will be the                                                                                 connected at same time as mains for auto
                                                incubated in these machines, with a 10%
                    degrees whilst brooding.                                                                                                         incubator of choice                                                                            back-up.
                                                increase in hatch rates.
                    (And during bird                                                                                                                 for those engaged
                    absences, the whole                                                                                                                                                                                                             Future-proof
                                                But breeders of other species also use CIT:      Skin inflates to warm egg through simulated         in breeding rare
                    egg can fall to as low as   a parrot breeder in the English Midlands         brood patch.                                                                                                                                       Brinsea is planning PC software to monitor
                                                                                                                                                     species, falcons,
                    20 degrees). How heat       has found that the CONTAQ X8 produces                                                                                                                                                               and control multiple incubators. An easy
                                                                                                                                                     parrots, or any other
                    flow, the developing                                                                                                                                                                                                            upgrade will allow the CONTAQ Series to
                                                far higher hatch rates, even with                                                                    situation where eggs are
                    embryo and the brood                                                                               0°/360°                                                                                                                      include these features.
                                                problematic eggs, than he normally                                                                   expensive or rare.
patch interacting to produce strong chicks,     achieves.                                                                                                                                                                                           Construction
have proved to be far more complex than
                                                Now the CONTAQ X8 has been                                                                                                                                                                          Designed for ease of sterilisation and long
previously suspected. It is now established
that the heat flow through the egg, passed      joined by the Contaq X3, extending                                                                   NEW Contaq X3 (ref. Q1000)                                                                     operational life. Egg chamber is food grade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    stainless steel, other parts are high quality
downward from the contact area, is              the benefits of CIT to breeders with                                                                 Identical specification and features to the X8 with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ABS and structural polyurethane foam with
important in determining embryo growth          smaller space available for their                Skin deflates and moving base simulates natural     around 30% the egg capacity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    durable, cleanable finish.
and successful incubation.                      incubation areas.                                egg movement.

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Total Control                                   Octagon DX Series                                                                            Octagon 10 (10 eggs*)                        Octagon 20 DX (24 eggs*)                                                       Ref.A026i
                                                                                                                                             Ref.A010i, Autoturn Cradle Ref.A020X         Flexible, quality small incubator, Brinsea's top selling model.
Temperature - the primary control
                                                The very popular Octagon range of incubators feature external turning which turns the
Successful egg incubation and animal care       whole cabinet; protecting the eggs and chicks from moving parts and leaving the              Small, reliable, easy to use                 The Octagon 20 DX incubator is the solution to the incubation of small numbers of
depends on control of temperature above         interior easy to clean. The Octagonal shape allows the same turning method to be                                                          eggs – providing the control and reliability to ensure top hatch rates, time after time.
                                                                                                                                             The tiny incubator with great
all other factors. All Brinsea incubators are   achieved by hand if necessary.                                                               performance. Accurate temperature            • Electronic temperature control with independent in-built digital thermometer –
designed first and foremost to provide the
                                                Further improvements have been made to all the highly successful Octagon 20 and 40           control, natural convective ventilation        easy to use for beginners and experts alike
best control of temperature possible.
                                                Digital models giving better airflow and a more robust turning system. The specialist        and our unique Omnitherm™ all-round
Cabinet design and materials used                                                                                                                                                         • Computer-grade fan and Omnitherm™ heating ensure precise,
                                                Octagon Pro-20 DX model also has improved thermometer accuracy.                              heating make it simple to use and ideal
succeed in isolating the eggs from the                                                                                                                                                      stable temperature
                                                                                                                                             for beginners and for teaching.
harmful effects of external temperature         The Octagon DX Series features Omnitherm heating, external turning, flexible egg                                                          • Fully automatic egg turning with cradle (semi-automatic without cradle)
variations. Furthermore the highly              handling, insulation and fan assisted airflow.                                               Careful design and the use of modern
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Accessories available for the most demanding applications:
successful Octagon range of incubators all                                                                                                   materials and manufacturing techniques
                                                All other features and specifications are as the previous Digital model.                                                                    fully automatic humidity control, high/low
feature the Omnitherm™ heating system                                                                                                        have enabled this tiny high quality
                                                                                                                                                                                            temperature and power failure
which, coupled with Brinsea’s proven                                                                                                         incubator to be available at a very
                                                                                                                                                                                            alarm, wet bulb
proportional band temperature control                                                                                                        reasonable price.
                                                   COMPARISON CHART                                                                                                                         thermometer, Spot
circuitry, ensures the finest and most                                                                                                       • Extremely simple to use                      Check high accuracy
consistent control of temperature possible        Egg Capacity              Octagon             Octagon 20 DX                Octagon
                                                                                                                                             • Holds 10 hen eggs but adaptable for          digital thermometer, etc
- for the best hatching results possible.         (Approx.)                   10            Standard    Plus/Pro*             40 DX
                                                                                                                                               other sizes                                • Lift out tray holds all
All Brinsea models in the Octagon range,          Quail                         24             60                   42          120                                                         sizes of eggs
                                                                                                                                             • Ideal for beginners to use with small
with the exception of the Octagon 10,
                                                  Pheasant                      12             40                   28           80            numbers of quail, hen, duck or small       • Upgrade earlier
feature digital temperature displays. These
                                                  Hen                           10             24                   16           48            goose eggs                                   Octagon 20 MkIII’s and
are individually calibrated for accuracy and
                                                                                                                                             • Excellent visibility of the incubating       Digital models with a DX
allow easy and reliable monitoring of the         Duck                          8              20                   14           40
                                                                                                                                               eggs and chicks                              upgrade kit
air temperature inside the incubator from         Goose                         3             9-12                  6-9        18-24
                                                                                                                                                                                            (Part No A0252)
outside the cabinet.                              Amazon / Macaw          not recommended      24                   16           48          • Omnitherm™ heating and electronic
                                                                                                                                               temperature control
Humidity - subtle but crucial
                                                  Dimensions                                                                                 • Available with either semi or fully
All Brinsea incubators and exotic bird
                                                                                                                                               automatic egg turning
brooders include provision for regulating         Incubator only*
                                                                                                                                               (with Autoturn Cradle)
humidity. The more sophisticated models           W x D x H – inches       131⁄2 x 6 x 6         121⁄2 x 9 x 91⁄2           24 x 9 x 91⁄2
have the option of our unique Humidity                                                                                                       • Ventilation by natural convection; not
                                                  W x D x H – mm         340 x 150 x150        325 x 235 x 243            620 x 235 x 243      suitable for automatic humidity control
Management System which provides both
adjustable and accurate control of                With cradle
                                                                                                                                             • Tough construction, easy to clean and
humidity; when combined with our refined          W x D x H – inches       16 x 61⁄4 x 9         153⁄4 x 9 x 11            273⁄4 x 9 x 11      energy efficient
temperature system this provides a                W x D x H – mm         405 x 165 x 230       405 x 235 x 280            710 x 235 x 280
controlled environment in which to
successfully brood or incubate.                   Weight

Turning                                           Incubator               2.4 lb / 1.1 kg        4.4 lb / 2.0 kg           7.7 lb / 3.5 kg
The Polyhatch and Hatchmaster moving              Autoturn cradle         2.0 lb / 0.9 kg        2.0 lb / 0.9 kg           3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
tray system of automatic egg turning has
been widely mimicked for its flexibility and      Power
the virtual impossibility of damage to eggs.
                                                  maximum                    25 Watts                45 Watts                75 Watts
                                                                                                                                                                                          Octagon 40 DX (48 eggs*)
The Octagon range goes one step further                                                                                                                                                   Ref.A040i
                                                  typical                    12 Watts                25 Watts                38 Watts
and turns the whole incubator resulting in
no internal turning mechanisms to injure                                                                                                                                                  Twice the capacity of the Octagon 20 DX
                                                  Electricity supply             220/240v, 50Hz or 115v, 60Hz as ordered
chicks or trap dirt and bacteria.                                                                                                                                                         The Octagon 40 DX is similar in all respects to the Octagon 20 DX
Furthermore any of the Octagon range                                                                                                                                                      but twice the length and twice the egg capacity.
allows eggs to be turned semi-                    For Octagons 100 & 250 see page 7
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Upgrade earlier Octagon 40 Digital models with a DX upgrade kit (Part No A042)
automatically by manually rolling the             * Octagon 20 DX Plus and Pro20 only available with cradle included.
incubator onto its octagonal faces.
                                                                                                                                                                                          * Approx. capacity equivalent to domestic fowl eggs.

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Octagon 20 DX Plus (16 eggs*)                          Ref.AO26i   Octagon Pro-20 DX (16 eggs*)                              Ref.AO23P        Octagon 100 (180 eggs*) and 250 (380 eggs*)                         Maximum Setting Capacity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Species               Per tray      Octagon 100     Octagon 250
The Octagon 20 DX with                                             Control and refinement for valuable eggs                                   Digital Incubators
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Quail                 150           600             1050
improved specification.                                            The Octagon Pro-20 DX incubation system is the ultimate                    Octagon 100 - Ref.A0100i : Octagon 250 - Ref.A0250i                 Partridge             84            336             588
The Octagon 20 DX Plus incubation system is an ideal package       package for the serious breeder of parrots, birds of prey or any           A fundamental re-appraisal of incubator design has                  Pheasant              70            280             490
for the serious breeder of parrots, birds of prey or any species   species requiring close automatic control of humidity as well as           resulted in the cylindrical shape and Omnitherm™                    Hen                   54            162             378
requiring close monitoring of humidity as well as precise          precise control of temperature – providing the control and                 heating of these top quality larger incubators.                     Duck                  35            105             175
control of temperature – without the added cost of complete,       reliability to ensure top hatch rates, time after time.                                                                                        Goose                 20            60              100
                                                                                                                                              Their state-of-the-art performance makes the Octagon 100            Macaw                 70+           280+            490+
automatic humidity control. Knowing what’s going on allows the     The Pro-20 builds on the standard Octagon 20 DX with                       Digital and 250 Digital suitable for exotic species, game,          Emu/Rhea              9             18              36
operator to make the necessary changes to humidity to              precise, continuous management of humidity, unique egg                     waterfowl, ostrich and emu eggs at competitive prices.              Ostrich               6             6               12
optimise egg weight loss and ensure good hatches.                  ‘cushions’ to eliminate the effects of vibration, individually
                                                                                                                                              The Octagon 100 Digital can hold the equivalent of 180 hens         Dimensions            Octagon 100                   Octagon 250
                                                                   calibrated digital thermometer, automatic hourly egg turning
In addition to the standard Octagon 20 DX with autoturn cradle
                                                                   and comprehensive instruction booklet. The only non-contact                eggs (6 Ostrich) and the Octagon 250 Digital up to 380 hens         WxHxD                 21.75" x 25.5" x 25.5"        28" x 25.5" x 32.5"
are a Spotcheck digital thermometer with calibration certificate                                                                              eggs (12 Ostrich).
                                                                   incubator for rare or valuable eggs.                                                                                                           WxHxD                 550 x 650 x 650mm             710 x 830 x 650mm
and wet bulb thermometer to ensure complete accuracy of
temperature and humidity readings. The unique egg ‘cushions’       • Comprehensive incubation package providing automatic                     • Larger, table top, front loading incubators offering              Weight (incubator) 27 lb. (12.2 Kg)                 40 lb. (16.8 Kg)
eliminate the effects of vibration making the Octagon 20 DX          control and digital monitoring of humidity as well as temp-                exceptional performance and versatility, capacities up to 380     Autoturn Cradle       add 8 lb. (3.6 Kg)            add 8 lb. (3.6 Kg)
Plus the better bet for more demanding and valuable eggs.            erature, suited to exotic species, parrots and birds of prey               hen eggs. Suitable for all types of egg including exotic birds,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Power consumption
                                                                                                                                                waterfowl, emu and ostrich                                        (Maximum)         100 Watts                         150 Watts
• Holds about 26 macaw or similar eggs but adjustable for          • Holds about 26 macaw or similar eggs but adjustable for
                                                                                                                                              • Circular inside for hygiene and perfect air flow
  other sizes                                                        other sizes                                                                                                                                  Power consumption
                                                                                                                                              • Circular outside for simple, automatic turning of any sized       (Typical)         50 Watts                          75 Watts
• Eggs held on a foam mat between cushioned dividers to            • Eggs held on a foam mat between cushioned dividers to                      eggs without internal moving parts                                Electricity supply:   115v. 60Hz. or 230v. 50Hz. as ordered.
  isolate any vibration or shock                                     prevent any vibration or shock
                                                                                                                                              • Moulded construction in thick (20mm, 3⁄4")insulated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Digital Humidity
• Electronic temperature control with independent in-built         • Electronic temperature control with independent in-built                   polyurethane with durable surface
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Management Module
  digital thermometer                                                digital thermometer                                                      • Omnitherm™ all-round heating over the entire curved               (H122) Ref.EH123
• Additional calibrated Spot Check digital thermometer             • Additional calibrated Spot Check digital thermometer                       surface for optimum temperature stability
                                                                                                                                              • Coaxial, computer-grade fan for
• Computer-grade fan and Omnitherm™ heating ensure                 • Computer grade fan and Omnitherm™ heating ensure
                                                                                                                                                smooth, silent air movement
  precise, stable temperature                                        precise, stable temperature
                                                                                                                                              • Options include automatic
• Fully automatic egg turning with no internal moving parts        • Fully automatic egg turning with no internal moving parts                  humidity control, high/low
• Upgrade earlier Octagon 20 Plus                                                                                                               temperature alarm,
                                                                   • Upgrade earlier
  with a DX upgrade kit                                                                                                                         power failure alarm
                                                                     Octagon 20 Pro models
  (Part No A0262)                                                                                                                               and high temperature
                                                                     with a DX upgrade kit
                                                                                                                                                override control.
                                                                     (Part No A0262)
                                                                                                                                                Independent digital
                                                                                                                                                thermometer fitted
                                                                                                                                                as standard

                                                                                                                                              Although supplied as
                                                                                                                                              standard with a set of
                                                                                                                                              universal egg trays, the
                                                                                                                                              Octagon 100 or 250 may be
                                                                                                                                              specified complete with special
                                                                                                                                              egg trays for ostrich, emu/rhea,
                                                                                                                                              hen or pheasant.
                                                                                                                                              • Egg tray (universal inc. dividers or special)
                                                                                                                                                Ref. A1009X
                                                                                                                                              • Hatching covers (each) Ref. A1002X
                                                                                       * Approx. capacity equivalent to domestic fowl eggs.

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Modular Hatcher (65 eggs*)
The ideal hatching environment
                                                                     Still-Air Incubators                                              Polyhatch (42 eggs*)                                                        Ref.CP01   Hatchmaker and
                                                                     Brinsea's still-air incubators are recognised as long-
                                                                                                                                       The Polyhatch has become the standard against which other small                        Hatchmaster 'H'
                                                                                                                                       incubators are compared.
This flexible still-air hatcher system is specifically designed to
be used in conjunction with the Octagon 100 or 250 incubator,
                                                                     standing class leaders. They offer an unbeatable
                                                                                                                                       It combines simplicity with sophistication.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Incubators or Hatchers
but is equally suitable for use with other setters.                  combination of reliability, longevity, simplicity and value       Naturally convected air provides a                                                     Whilst both the Hatchmaker and
                                                                     for money. The natural convection system in Brinsea's             temperature gradient similar to that found                                             Hatchmaster 'H' can be used
• Isolation of hatching eggs is common practice in commercial
                                                                     still-air incubator range provides near ideal conditions          in nests. Precise temperature control at                                               effectively to incubate from day one
  hatcheries where hatching success is paramount.
                                                                     for hatching and is flexible and easy to use.                     exactly the right height overcomes the                                                 through to hatching by turning the
• The Brinsea Modular Hatchers bring this system within the                                                                            vaguaries often associated with still-air                                              eggs by hand, the lack of automatic
  reach of all breeders.                                             Construction                                                      incubation. Automatic egg turning with                                                 egg turning makes these models
                                                                                                                                       moving floor is adjustable for                                                         suitable for reptiles or as hatchers
Why use a separate hatcher?                                          Each machine is moulded from integrally skinned structural
                                                                                                                                       virtually any species and is                                                           when used in conjunction with an
                                                                     polyurethane which has a core of thermal insulation and hard,
Developing embryos need different conditions as they near                                                                              practically unknown to                                                                 automatic setter.
                                                                     durable, impervious surfaces making it readily washable and
hatching point which can be a problem if mixed with eggs at                                                                            damage eggs.
                                                                     tough enough to withstand scrubbing. Polyurethane is amongst
earlier stages of incubation.                                        the toughest of plastics and must not be confused with cheap,
                                                                     fragile alternatives like expanded polystyrene. The excellent                                                                                            Brinsea recommend hatching in a
The specific requirements for eggs in the last 48 hours of                                                                                                                                                                    separate machine for the following
                                                                     thermal properties of polyurethane foam result in low heat
incubation are:
                                                                     losses and low power consumption.
                                                                                                                                       Hatchmaker (36 eggs*)                                                                  reasons:
• Turning of the eggs should cease – mechanisms can
                                                                     Temperature control                                                                                                                                      • Automatic egg turning of later batches
  damage emerging chicks.                                                                                                              Smaller than the Polyhatch                                                               of eggs can be continued without fear
                                                                     Temperature control is provided by Brinsea's proven               and without automatic egg                                                                of damage to emerging chicks.
• Higher humidity levels – high humidity reduces the chance
                                                                     proportional electronic system. The sensor and thermometer        turning, but with the same
  of membranes drying and becoming tough as the chick                                                                                                                                                                         • Contamination of the automatic
                                                                     are mounted in a swivel clip which facilitates easy adjustment    fine temperature control
  hatches. Still-air conditions are usually preferable (no                                                                                                                                                                      incubator is virtually eliminated so no
                                                                     to suit a wide range of egg sizes. Fine temperature adjustment    system. It is ideal for use
  circulating fan).                                                                                                                                                                                                             pauses are required for cleaning. This
                                                                     is made by turning an externally mounted, multi-turn spindle.     as a small hatcher
The other distinct advantage of separate hatchers is that the                                                                          (in conjunction with an                                                                  enables one batch of eggs to follow
                                                                     Automatic egg turning                                                                                                                                      another without interruption.
mess associated with hatching is kept away from the setter, so                                                                         automatic setter) or as an incubator where
the hatcher can be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected                The Polyhatch and Hatchmaster 'A' turn the eggs completely        the eggs can be hand turned.                                                           • The higher humidity conditions
between hatches. A separate hatcher allows eggs to be set            automatically and safely on an hourly cycle. Brinsea's patented                                                                                            required for hatching can be
fresh at weekly intervals, improving hatchability. At no stage in    system ensures safe and reliable rotation of almost any sized                                                                                              maintained in the hatcher, thus
this system are incubation conditions compromised.                   eggs without the need to purchase accessories*. If hatching in                                                                                             avoiding any compromise in the
                                                                     a Polyhatch or Hatchmaster 'A' the turning system can be          Hatchmaster “A” and “H” (104-160 eggs*)                                ‘A’ Ref.DHA01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                conditions required for eggs at earlier
A taller ratite version is available which holds 10 ostrich
                                                                     disconnected and with the end covers (supplied) in place and      Feature the same temperature control system as the                     ‘H’ Ref.DHH01     stages.
eggs (or equivalent). Ref.ARH60
                                                                     the dividing rods removed, there is no opportunity for the        Polyhatch but with a larger egg capacity.
                                                                     chicks to injure themselves on the turning mechanism.
                                                                                                                                       The “A” provides automatic moving floor egg turning and external humidity
                                                                     *Note: For quail or other very small eggs, special egg troughs
                                                                     are recommended. These are not supplied as standard but are
                                                                                                                                       adjustment. The “H” is designed especially as a still-air hatcher for use with auto-
                                                                                                                                       turning setters. Both machines have external top-up of water trays.                      GET THE BUG!
                                                                     available from stock (Ref.CP0112).
                                                                     12v Polyhatch and Hatchmaker                                                                                                                                Brinsea User Group
                                                                     12v incubators have been developed for situations where                                                                                                     Keep up-to-date with the
                                                                     mains supplies are unreliable or for transporting eggs during
                                                                     incubation. The very low power consumption enables them to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    latest bird breeding
                                                                     be run from ordinary vehicle batteries for many hours between                                                                                               information from Brinsea
                                                                     charges. 12v incubators must not be connected direct to mains                                                                                               by subscribing to our free
                                                                     power, but can be operated from the mains via a 12v                                                                                                           email bulletin service.
                                                                     transformer/rectifier capable of an output of 2.5 amps
                                                                     (Hatchmaker) and 4 amps (Polyhatch). The voltage is not                                                                                            
                                                                     critical and may be from 11 to 14 volts provided it is
                                                                     reasonably constant.
                                                                                                                                       * Approx. capacity equivalent to domestic fowl eggs.

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                                                        BROODERS                                                                                                                                  ACCESSORIES

Chick Brooders                                TLC-4 Intensive Care Brooder                                                   Ref.HD100       Incubation Accessories
Cosy Lamp Chick Brooder                       The advanced Octagon Thermal Life-                                                             Monitoring the conditions within the incubator and the changes in the eggs as incubation
Clean, safe and economical chick              support Cabinet for better brooding of                                                         progresses is necessary if the breeder is to be consistently successful.
brooder ideal for up to about 50 chicks       exotic birds. Altricial species of birds
or ducklings and suitable for most            (including all parrots and birds of prey)                                                      Observing Development                          Checking Temperature                         Incubation Software
waterfowl, quail, etc. Clear plastic and      are blind and helpless when they
                                              hatch and it is some weeks before                                                              Candling Lamps                                 Thermometers                                 eggWISE (Ref.G2000)
glowing lamps let you view progress.                                                                                                         Candling is a traditional technique for        Accurate temperature is essential for        To get the best hatch rates it is
Uses standard lamp bulbs (supplied)           they are able to move around, control
                                              their body temperature and feed                                                                monitoring the development of the              successful incubation and a reliable,        important to accurately record, manage
wired in series to give very long life.                                                                                                      embryo within the egg. It allows infertile     accurate thermometer is a must.              and analyse incubation data. eggWISE is
                                                                                                                                             eggs to be removed before they become                                                       purpose written and easy to use
                                              During this period the young birds                                                                                                            Liquid-in-glass (Ref.14.231)
                                                                                                                                             infected and contaminate the others, the                                                    software which helps breeders to
                                              need to be kept in a clean,                                                                                                                   Traditional, accurate and reliable glass
                                                                                                                                             rate of enlargement of the airspace                                                         optimise their incubators and breeding
                                              temperature controlled environment as                                                                                                         thermometers built to Brinsea's specifi-
                                                                                                                                             within the egg to be monitored as a                                                         programs.
                                              free as possible from airborne                                                                                                                cation covering the range of 25 - 40°C
                                                                                                                                             gauge of incubation humidity and for
                                              contaminants such as fungal spores                                                             more detailed analysis of development          Digital 'Spotcheck' (Ref.25.64)
                                              and dust. As they grow and develop                                                             such as vein growth. Three models are                            Compact, easy to read
                                              down and feathers they can gradually                                                           available:                                                       and extremely accurate
Infra-Red Brooding Lamp
                                              tolerate lower temperatures and the
                                              breeder needs to be able to reduce the chamber
                                                                                                                                                                                                              digital incubation
                 Tough, reliable low cost     temperature easily, whilst still maintaining control.                                                                                                           Discriminates to 10th
                                                                                                                                             Standard (Ref.F150) an effective, low                                                       Features include:
                 chick brooding lamp                                                                                                                                                                          of a °C or °F and
                                              Young birds also benefit from being able to see humans from within                             cost, all purpose lamp ideal for identifying
                 supplied complete with                                                                                                                                                                       accurate to +/-0.1°C       • Graphical egg weight loss analysis
                                              the chamber; during this early stage in their development it is essential for young birds      infertile eggs with pale, plain shells (most
                 either 150 to 250 Watt                                                                                                                                                     at 37.5°C - compare that to most types         (either singly or by batch) to ensure
                                              to become familiar with the presence of people if they are to be tame in adulthood.            species of duck, chicken, goose etc.)
                 emitters. Designed to                                                                                                                                                      available! Covers the range 32 to 43°C         the correct incubation humidity is
be suspended above the chicks, the            The TLC-4 is specifically                                                                                                                     and includes a remote sensor allowing          used.
lamps include a length of chain.                                                                                                                                                            the display to be outside the incubator.
                                              designed for this purpose…                                                                                                                                                                 • Fresh egg weight calculation. Allows
150W - Ref.HB150 / 250W - Ref.HB250                                                                                                                                                         Operates from watch-type battery
                                                                                                                                             High Intensity (Ref.F160) A halogen                                                           the breeder to determine how far
                                              • Double skin insulated cabinet and                                                                                                           (included) which lasts for about
                                                                                                                                             light source provides a much more                                                             through incubation an egg is.
Chick Enclosure Panels (set of 8)               Omnitherm™ all-round heating to                                                                                                             8 months of continuous use.
                                                                                                                                             powerful beam than the standard lume
Waterproof enclosure                            eliminate cool-spots                                                                                                                                                                     • Full taxonomy database – alphabetical
                                                                                                                                             and is more rugged and longer-lasting.         Temperature Alarm Module
system suitable for                           • Proven proportional band electronic                                                                                                                                                        species list with incubation times.
                                                                                                                                             Ideal for monitoring development in dark                                 Protects eggs
the Cosylamp or                                 temperature control                                                                          and mottled or very large eggs (e.g.                                     by warning of      • Recording of breeding bird details and
Infra Red brooding                            • Positive pressure with gentle fan                                                            quail, pheasant etc. as well as ratites)                                 mains failure or     tracking of offspring.
lamps. Ref.HE100                                ventilation – twin filters, for removal of                                                                                                                            any incubation
                                                harmful bacteria and fungi                                                                                                                                            temperature        • Management of multiple incubators:
Octagon 20 Rearing Module                                                                                                                                                                                             change. It is an     which eggs are in which machine and
                                              • Water reservoir for increasing humidity         Unique positive pressure filter system                                                                                                     records the individual incubator
                                                                                                                                             'Cool-Lume' High Intensity (Ref.F170)                                    essential
                         Allows the             with external sight-glass and top-up                                                                                                                                                       environmental settings used.
                                                                                                                                             A refined version of the High Intensity                                  safeguard for
                         Octagon 20 to        • Permanent calibrated digital                                                                 with all the advantages of the power and       valuable eggs and is fully user
                         be used as a low       temperature display – independent of
                                                                                                                               Humidifying                                                                                               • Automatic notification when an egg is
                                                                                                                               air filter.   durability plus a solid acrylic 'cool-cone'    adjustable. Available as a stand-alone
                         cost, high             control circuit                                                                                                                                                                            due to be transferred to a hatcher or
                                                                                                                                             (patent applied for) which intensifies the     (T20) for use with any incubator or fitted
                         performance                                                                                                                                                                                                       is due to hatch.
                                              • Curved, smooth interior completely                                                           light beam and virtually eliminates heat       to the Octagon 100 or 250 (T100). The
                         brooder for baby
                                                free from fans, sensors etc., within the      • Stackable safely without shelves or          transfer to the shell. This means that         T100 will also provide secondary             • Daily ‘to do’ list.
parrots and other altricial species. The
                                                chamber for ease of cleaning – no               special racks                                eggs can be examined for extended              temperature control in the event of
top of the Octagon 20 provides the
                                                vulnerable edges for birds to chew                                                           periods without risk of overheating the        primary control failure. Optional phone
temperature and ventilation control and                                                       • Large volume suitable for a wide
                                                                                                                                             embryo – a real risk with conventional         dialler calls you when the alarm triggers.
the module gives the chicks the space         • Tough, easily cleaned surfaces                  range of species
                                                                                                                                             candling lamps. Ideal for all high value       (T20 - Ref.ET20 / T100 - Ref.ET100)
they need and all-round visibility. For use   • Sliding door provides maximum                 • Flush-fitting carrying handle in top.        eggs (for example, parrots and parrot-
in a room temperature not less than             accessibility but no external                 • Internal dimensions –                        like species, birds of prey etc.),
22°C, 72°F.                                     obstruction when open                           Floor diameter: 370mm, 141⁄2 inches          particularly where detailed analysis of
Complete Ref.A030A - Top only Ref.A030        • Switchable internal light                       Min height: 345 mm, 131⁄2 inches.            development is required.

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                                                   ACCESSORIES                                                                                                                                ACCESSORIES

Designed specifically for bird rooms and
                                           Humidity                                                                                        Checking humidity levels by monitoring egg
                                                                                                                                           weight loss                                                     Feeders and
incubation rooms.                          Humidity Management Module                                                                      Egg Balances
                                                                                                                                           Monitoring egg weight loss during incubation is the most
iondisc 500 (Ref.LID10)                    If you are concerned that incorrect humidity
                                                                                                                                           reliable method of establishing correct incubation humidity
                                           is reducing your hatching success then
The iondisc fits a standard lamp holder                                                                                                    level. The models of egg balances shown below are selected      Scattergrain Game Feeders
                                           Humidity Management can help. The Brinsea
and should hang near the centre of the                                                                                                     and used in our own research. For more information about the
                                           Automatic Humidity Management Module
room for best removal of dust and                                                                                                          technique please contact Brinsea Products Ltd and request the   Brinsea Scattergrain feeders use a
                                           applies the latest technology to eradicate
                              bacteria                                                                                                     'Humidity in Incubation' information sheet or visit             purpose designed hopper which holds
                                           the problem. Simple to install, highly
                              from the                                                                                         H22                                                 about 38kg/83lb (1.5 bags) of feed.
                                           accurate and easy to use.
                              air. For                                                                                                                                                                     This convenient capacity allows one
                                                                                                                                           Standard (Ref.14.26)                                            whole bag to be added before the
                              rooms up     Failures of embryos late in incubation ('death in shell' of the fully formed chick) or
                              to 540sqft   weak, wet chicks can be prevented with the use of the Brinsea Humidity Module.                  Range up to 2Kg/4.4lb,                                          hopper is empty. They are made from
                              (50m2)                                                                                                       accuracy of +/- 1g/.035oz                                       vermin- proof galvanised steel and
                                           All breeders looking to improve incubation management can apply the Humidity                                                                                    come complete with tubular legs. The
                                                                                                                                           Ideal for weighing batches of
                                           Management Module to enhance the results of their breeding programme of any                                                                                     large rim makes refilling easy and the
                                                                                                                                           eggs together.
                                           species in most types of forced draught (fan assisted) incubators. The electronically                                                                           lid is a secure, weather-tight fit.
Incubation Disinfectant                    controlled module provides both continuous digital display and control of the Relative
Brinsea disinfectant                       Humidity (RH) in forced draught incubators. Simply adjust the dial to achieve the                                                                               Two types of feeder are available:
                                           desired humidity level shown on the digital display and the unit will maintain that level,      Precision (Ref.14.261)
100ml - Ref.14.35 / 600ml - Ref.14.36                                                                                                                                                                      Scattergrain Peckfeed (Ref.J300)
                                           compensating for atmospheric changes, ventilation levels etc., giving the user full             Range up to
(fully biodegradable).                     control of incubation humidity.                                                                                                                                                       a "demand" feeder. Rotation of the tab
                Formulated to be used                                                                                                      accuracy +/- 0.1g up to 50g,                                                          adjusts the flow rate.
                                           The free-standing H22 version (Ref.EH23) is designed to compliment the Brinsea
                for sanitising eggs,       Octagon 20 DX and 40 DX incubator or Parrot Rearing Module but can be used with                 +/- 0.2g between 50 and 100g.                                                         Peckfeed kit also available for adapting
                incubators and             any forced draught incubator up to about 1,000 hens eggs capacity. All Octagon 20               Ideal for weighing individual eggs                                                    your own hoppers. (Ref.J350)
                brooders. Available in     MkIII, Octagon 20 & 40 Digital and DX model incubators are fitted with a blank plate            extremely accurately. Our reference balance.
                concentrated form,         which is removable to accommodate the Humidity Management sensor unit, making                                                                                   Scattergrain Rotary (Ref.J400)
                Brinsea's Incubation       fitting extremely straightforward. The combination of Octagon 20 DX or 40 DX and H22                                                                                                        a battery-operated fully automatic
                Disinfectant is both       Humidity Management Module gives unbeatable control of a small incubation                       Checking humidity directly                                                                  rotating disc feeder which is triggered
                safe and effective         environment and is highly recommended where top hatch rates are demanded from                                                                                                               by daybreak and includes an inbuilt
                                                                                                                                           Wet bulb thermometers (Ref.A023W)
                against yeasts, fungi,     small numbers of eggs.                                                                                                                                                                      sounder.
                                                                                                                                           Comparing wet and dry bulb thermometers is the most
                viruses and bacteria
                                           The higher output H222 version (Ref.EH223) is suitable for larger incubators up to              accurate, low cost method for directly measuring Relative         Rotary Kit also available for adapting your
                which can cause fatal
                                           approximately 10,000 hens eggs capacity.                                                        Humidity in forced draught (fan assisted) incubators. Simple,     own hoppers. (Ref.J400)
damage to the growing embryo.
                                                                                                                                           direct reading hygrometers are available but vary widely in
100ml of disinfectant concentrate          The H122 version (Ref.EH123) is identical in function to the                             H122   accuracy and are not                                            NiCad re-chargeable batteries for the Scattergrain Rotary
                                           H22 but can only be used in conjunction with the Brinsea                                                                                                        (4 required per feeder) (Ref.25.55)
makes 10 litres (2.64 gallons)                                                                                                             recommended.
                                           Octagon 100 and 250 incubators where it is mounted on                                                                                                           Charger for above batteries (Ref.25.05)
                                           the control rail.                                                                               Brinsea’s wet bulb                                              Charger and pack of 4 batteries for Scattergrain Rotary (Ref.J460)
                                                                                                                                           thermometer is designed
                                           All units are calibrated before leaving the factory and a                                       to integrate easily with the Octagon 20 DX, 40 DX, 100 and
                                           re-calibration service is available from Brinsea.                                                                                                               Poultry/Waterfowl Feed and Water Vessels
                                                                                                                                           250 incubators and comes with a conversion chart showing
                                           Specification                                                                                   Relative Humidity level against wet bulb temperature.           Tough, sturdy, low cost polypropylene general poultry, waterfowl
                                           Sensor:                     Precision bulk-polymer design                                                                                                       and game feed troughs and drinkers. Feed troughs available in
                                           Accuracy:                   +/- 3%RH
                                                                                                                                                                                                           10"/250mm or 22"/260mm lengths, drinkers in 1ltr/11⁄2pts and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           4ltr/7pts capacities. Water vessels twist fit onto the bases to
                                           Hysteresis:                 0
                                                                                                                                                                                                           help prevent water spillage, incorporate carrying handles and
                                           Stabilisation time:         5 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                           the bases have a large footprint for stability.
                                           Water Transfer:             In-built peristaltic pump
                                           Max flow rate:              H22/H122 33ml/hr:2cubic ins/hr H222 240ml/hr:14.6 cubic ins/hr                                                                      Feed Troughs                               Drinkers
                                           Control Setting & Metering: Indicated in % RH (linear)                                                                                                                                                     • 1Ltr Drinker (Ref.K120)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           • 10" Chick Feed Trough (Ref.K120)
                                           Electrical supply:          H22 & H222 230vAC or 115vAC @ 6VA
                                                                       H122 15vAC feed from temperature control module                                                                                     • 22" Chick Feed Trough (Ref.K130)         • 4 Ltr Drinker (Ref.K120)
                                           Dimensions: WxDxH           170mm x 200mm x 120mm – 63⁄4" x 8" x 43⁄4"

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                                                BREEDING               PACKS                                                                                                            REPTILE                 BREEDING                    PRODUCTS

Complete Bird Breeding Packs                                                                                                                                            Reptilian Products
Complete breeding pack of products at a cost saving over individual products.
                                                                                                                                                                        Hatchmaker R (Ref.CH02)
Beginners Box (Ref.N102)                                            Chicken & Egg Box (Ref.N310)
                                                                                                                                                                        Reptile eggs require particular conditions to hatch successfully and Brinsea
The ideal package for those interested in small scale egg           Featuring the successful Polyhatch 42 hen egg automatic                                             Products, the Incubation Specialists, can now provide the equipment needed
incubation and brooding but without either specialist               incubator, the Chicken & Egg Box is ideal for making small                                          to precisely match the needs of reptile breeders.
knowledge or a large budget. Included is all the equipment you      scale poultry rearing not only successful but profitable.
                                                                                                                                                                        Incubation conditions for reptiles
will need (including full operating instructions) and also a free
                                                                    The Chicken & Egg Box includes:
book aimed at introducing the basics of both incubation and                                                                                                             Reptile eggs develop best in warm humid conditions and buried in clean, absorbent
brooding to the beginner along with handy hints and a               • Polyhatch Automatic Incubator                                                                     material. Temperature control can affect the sex of the hatchlings as well as the
troubleshooting guide aimed at helping you enjoy continued          • Standard Egg-Lume Candling Lamp                                                                   number that successfully hatch and so must be consistent, stable and accurately
hatching success.                                                                                                                                                       controllable. Reptile eggs absorb moisture during incubation (unlike birds eggs) and
                                                                    • Cosylamp Brooder
                                                                                                                                                                        require very high humidity levels to prevent dehydration. Unlike birds eggs they must
The Beginners Box includes:                                         • 22"/260mm Poultry Feeder
                                                                                                                                                                        not be turned. The very long incubation periods for many reptiles can cause problems
                                                                    • 100ml Incubation Disinfectant Concentrate                              Beginners Box (Ref.N102)   with hygiene, allowing bacteria to grow in the warm humid environment.
• Octagon 10 Incubator (capacity of approx. 10 poultry eggs)
• Standard Egg-Lume Candling Lamp                                                                                                                                       The Hatchmaker R has been developed by Brinsea to provide these conditions in a
• Infra-red Chick Brooding Lamp (150kw)
                                                                    PLUS FREE
                                                                                                                                                                        complete product that is also safe and reliable, and complete with detailed instructions
                                                                    • 4litre/7pints Poultry Drinker
• 10"/250mm Feed Trough                                                                                                                                                 for the novice reptile breeder.
                                                                    • ‘Modern Free Range’ book by Michael Roberts: a
• 1litre/11⁄2pints Drinker
                                                                      comprehensive guide to poultry farming on a small scale;                                          Incubator Features
                                                                      including tips on where to buy eggs, selling produce, as well
PLUS FREE                                                                                                                                                               The incubator cabinet is tough and well insulated with an
                                                                      as breeding and keeping your birds.
• Brinsea Incubation Disinfectant Concentrate                                                                                                                           observation window and is fitted with the temperature
                                                                                                                                                                        control system which can be finely adjusted without
• ‘Incubation at Home’ book by Michael Roberts
                                                                                                                                                                        opening the lid. Inside is the removable, purpose designed
• £15 Money Off voucher – buy an autoturn cradle for your           The Classroom Pack (Ref.N410)                                                                       reptilian egg chamber which is almost sealed and allows
  Octagon 10 and save £15.                                                                                                                                              the eggs to be maintained at virtually 100% humidity.
                                                                    Hatching eggs in the classroom is easy, fun and provides a                Breeders Box (Ref.N111)
                                                                    range of educational topics for teachers. This pack includes all                                    Oxygen supply to the chamber is regulated by a simple
                                                                    the equipment required plus ‘The Egg Story’ lesson plan – a                                         vent control. The inner chamber is formed from clear
Breeders Box (Ref.N111)                                             detailed set of teacher’s notes, photographs, activity sheets and                                   plastic and is easily cleaned. The incubation thermometer
Complete breeding pack containing all the equipment and             CD-ROM. Suitable for years 2 and above. Included is advice on                                       (built to Brinsea's specification) fits into the lid of the inner
information to incubate and raise poultry, game or waterfowl on     acquiring fertile eggs and finding homes for the chicks.                                            chamber and can be viewed through the cabinet window
a small scale.                                                                                                                                                          without disturbing the eggs.
                                                                    The Classroom Pack includes:                                                                                                                                               Specially
The Breeders Box includes:                                                                                                                                              Vermiculite, supplied with the incubator, half fills the inner         designed reptile
                                                                    • ‘The Egg Story’ Lesson Plan Manual and CD-ROM
                                                                                                                                                                        chamber and is soaked in water. The eggs are then part                 egg chamber.
• Octagon 20 DX Incubator                                           • Octagon 20 DX incubator with fully automatic egg turning
                                                                      (approx. 24 hen egg capacity)                                                                     buried in the vermiculite. Condensation will not form on
• Automatic Turning Cradle
                                                                                                                                         Chicken & Egg Box (Ref.N310)   the inside of the lid of the chamber while the incubator is
• Standard Egg-Lume Candling Lamp                                   • Wet & Dry Bulb Thermometers for measuring humidity
                                                                                                                                                                        in use - preventing drips falling on the incubating eggs.
• Infra-red Chick Brooding Lamp (150kw)                             • Egg-Lume Candling Lamp to watch embryo development
• 10"/250mm Feed Trough                                             • Brooder Module                                                                                    A 12v d.c version of the Hatchmaker R is available                     Egg chamber
                                                                    • Plastic Chick Enclosure                                                                           allowing the incubator to run from a car battery or other              locates within the
• 1litre/11⁄2pints Drinker
                                                                                                                                                                        12v supply (supply must be rated at 2.5A or more).                     incubator base.
                                                                    • Feed Trough
PLUS FREE                                                           • Drinker
                                                                                                                                                                        Overall incubator dimensions (mm):          356 x 356 x 200 high / 14" x 14" x 8" high
• Brinsea Incubation                                                • Full operating and troubleshooting instructions                                                   Internal egg chamber dimensions (mm): 280 x 280 x 50 high / 11" x 11" x 2" high (minimum)
  Disinfectant Concentrate                                                                                                                                              Typical egg capacities:                     Leopard geckos 120, European tortoises 70, Bull snakes 20
• ‘Incubation at Home’                                              PLUS FREE                                                                                           Weight:                                     3.5Kg
  book by Michael Roberts                                           • Brinsea Incubation Disinfectant Concentrate                                                       Power consumption:                          30W (max) 15W (typical)
                                                                    • Fertile egg supplier list                                                                         Power supply:                               230v 50Hz, 115v 60Hz or 12v d.c. as ordered
                                                                                                                                        The Classroom Pack (Ref.N410)   Contents: Incubator, reptilian incubation chamber, vermiculite, thermometer, user instructions

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