How to Become Ms. or Mr. Mother Hen – Day 1 April 20, 2012

I love hatching chicks at home. I LOVE seeing their first blinky-eyed look at the world outside their little egg. I love that when they’ve first hatched, I can put my hand inside the brooder, and they all rush to snuggle beneath it like I’m their mother hen.

I love hatching beneath a real mother hen, too… but sometimes that’s just not possible, so you have to be the mother hen. Sometimes you just don’t have a broody, sometimes your broody isn’t broody when you need to hatch eggs, and sometimes you have a broody who abandons her eggs before she’s done.

Saving a hatching chick

Clearly, not every chicken makes a good mother hen. When you discover a live chick in an egg that's been abandoned, it's nice to have a place to finish incubation and save her!

If you you’re using an incubator rather than a hen, there are many to choose from. When I first started hatching at home, I started with a styrofoam incubator; it was fine, but work-intensive. It was a still air, so no fan. I monitored temperature because there was no automatic thermostat, and getting the temperature at the proper height—at the top of the egg— was harder than I thought it would be. Four times a day I faithfully turned the eggs by hand. They were marked in pencil with an X on one side so I could make sure they were all turned properly. I made sure to sanitize my hand before turning. I monitored humidity with an after-purchase hygrometer, and I filled the water reservoirs with clean distilled water when needed.

Then… I worried. A lot. I guess it’s just what you do when you hatch at home.

Doing it all manually like that takes a surprising amount of time and effort. Even so, somehow I ended up with a fairly good hatch, although a terrible male to female hatch ratio. I hatched a lot of eggs in that incubator over the years, and I ended up adding a fan, then a turner. That definitely cut down on the amount of work required! But eventually I was able to upgrade to a Brinsea Octagon 20 Advance.

Brinsea in the kitchen

You look so good in my kitchen!

Ahhh, Brinsea. I don’t like to love things, but I do love your thing, Brinsea.

Yes, I admit it. Even though I don’t like to get too stuck on things, I love my Brinsea incubator. Well… that, and my dishwasher. I love my dishwasher, too… how embarrassing. Ever since my mom made me stop creating soap-sud beards more than 30 years ago, I’ve hated doing the dishes. There’s just no fun in it, if all the bubbles have to stay in the sink, know what I mean? So I love my incubator and my dishwasher for the same reason: because they both make life easier for me, and sometimes I just need all the help I can get.

Having a good incubator—a really GOOD incubator—makes incubation a breeze. While no incubator can guarantee every egg will hatch, getting quality means that at least the 21 day journey  is not quite so difficult.

That’s the reason we’d like to give one of our readers the opportunity to upgrade to a Brinsea incubator 21 days from now! Are you ready? I am. My eggs are in the incubator: 21 days to go!

Ready to incubate

Here we go!

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ENTER TO WIN!

Brinsea wants to celebrate Mother’s Day with you by providing a Mini Advance Incubator for one lucky My Pet Chicken blog commenter located in the US! Plus, My Pet Chicken will be offering the winner six assorted fertile hatching eggs you can use to fill your fancy new incubator for the first time. That way you can become Ms. Mother Hen… or even Mr. Mother Hen, as the case may be!

To enter the contest, comment on this blog post below telling us why you’d like to either start with—or upgrade to—a Brinsea incubator. (Please note that complaints about particular incubator manufacturers, particular suppliers of hatching eggs, particular candlers, etc. will be disqualified as entries.) Contest ends May 13, 2012—Mother’s Day!

Keep watching our blog for updates on Lissa’s hatch in our “Ms. or Mr. Mother Hen” blog series to find additional opportunities to enter.

 

1,379 Comments
Casie April 20th, 2012

I’d love to upgrade! I too have started with a standard styrofoam incubator. One that is a bit more precise would be great!!

Darlene April 20th, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea Incubator. I have had my girls for about 5-6 years and add baby chicks to my flock every couple of years. I have never had the nerve to try to hatch my own and would love to give it a try!

Echo April 20th, 2012

I’d love to win an incubator! We are just getting started into the adventure that is backyard chickens; we have 5 chicks and we’re currently waiting on a Silkie to hatch at a friend’s house.

My husband and I have four children (ages 6-9) and we’d love to show them how eggs hatch.

luther34 April 20th, 2012

I’m just getting started, so my current “incubator” is actually a Silkie that I hope is a hen… Still to young to tell for sure, so I might not have an incubator at all… 😛
I like the idea of letting a hen do the hatching, but I’ve also contemplated getting an incubator because I also like the idea of 1) my kids being able to watch the babies hatch, 2) not having to wait for one of my hens to go broody, then hope she follows through, and 3) having more of that “one-on-one” that you get when you brood your chicks yourself.
So, why would I like to start with a Brinsea incubator? Well, I’ve read a lot of reviews and it seems to be a good, reliable incubator. Plus, I LOVE that you can see all the way around for excellant viewing on hatch day! If I were buying an incubator, I’d probably go with a more economically priced one for my first, but how cool would it be to start out with a nice little one like this?! 🙂

Rog Vaughn April 20th, 2012

I have always had to rely on a Hen to hatch my eggs. Tried the small Strofoam ones without much luck. Had thought about purchasing a Brinsea 20, but being disabled and a low income prevents luxury items.

Suzi April 20th, 2012

There is nothing more incredible than watching a simple egg develop into a beautiful tiny life & to hold a newborn chick in your hand….I could sure use this to go with my ecoglow20 brooder heater…

Janetta Dobler April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade from my used LG styrofoam incubator to the Brinsea. I am a BIG fan of Brinsea products and especially the EcoGlow Chick Brooders (I have both sizes.) I would like to own an incubator that I don’t burn my hand on when I have to reach in and turn eggs manually. I trust the BRINSEA name and would love to win this incubator!!!
Sincerely,
Janetta Dobler
j_dobler@msn.com

Diane April 20th, 2012

Like Luther, my current incubator is a fussy little bantam Easter Egger and I’m afraid she’s not big enough to keep all those eggs under her warm, but she’s been doing her best. An incubator would be a HUGE help to increasing my little flock!

aubrey deyoung April 20th, 2012

I would like to incubate but I cannot afford it right now since we just got our farm. my goal is to incubate a few hatchlings to provide eggs to a local food pantry.
The reviews of this incubator are amazing and I have so wanted it but it’s currently out of my price range. winning it would be great for me and my community!

Lauren Robinson April 20th, 2012

Id love to win one! I incubated eggs the hard way, i.e., very low tech as a kid in 4H and I love the hassle this would save us! I’ve been scared to hatch eggs again for fear of a low success rate due to a poor incubator.

Kat April 20th, 2012

I’ve never hatched chicks – but do keep chickens. Would love to do this for a lesson for my children, and to breed endangered/rare chicks!

Lisa Palmer April 20th, 2012

Buying an incubator is out of reach for us right now. And the time to ‘do it the hard way’ is not available. I would love a Brinsea so hatching at home would be a possibility for us. My two home-schooled children would make great mother hens.

fawn25 April 20th, 2012

I would love a Brinsea incubator! I use the styrofoam kind, but would like to see how other incubators successfully hatch, since I have ducks, chickens and geese! I’ve heard good things about Brinsea, and would love to hatch the many eggs my poultry give me!

Peggy April 20th, 2012

I have been raising chickens for about 10 years now. At first I would order them, then finally got some broody hens. Had to sell them all last year, but I’m starting all over this year. I have six sex link hens at the moment in a brand new coop, but I’ve always wanted a incubator so I could watch the process more closely. And I love the exotic chicks, and different breeds, I just went to the local feed store for my current chicks. My husband is a carpenter so I have no problem building more, and more coops.:)

Sibil Clark April 20th, 2012

Why would I like to upgrade? Because I too am at the Styrofoam incubator stage and it is so labor intensive and my hatch rate has not been good so far. I am a mother of 3 and a student and money seems always tighter than tight and I cannot afford to upgrade just yet. So winning this incubator would be a blessing for me and my children as they were so disappointed the past few times we have tried. With an incubator like this I can watch their faces light up as they become mother hens with me. And who doesn’t love new peeps in their house ?

Heidi Newman April 20th, 2012

awwwww to be a REAL mother hen! That would be a pure delight! I’m a newbie and just started with my chicken babies but having SUCH a ball would love, LOVE, L O V E to hatch my own! My grandbabies would love to be in on watching the process too so …. enter me please!

Tracy April 20th, 2012

I have a catering/baking business and wanted to use fresher ingredients. So I began growing my own fruits and veggies and this year we decided to add chickens so that we could have fresh eggs. However, I’ve grown in love with the chickens. We’ve raised 7 baby chicks so far and two ducks. They’re more pets now than a potential profit. I would love to learn how to hatch our own eggs (especially since one of our straight run baby chicks has turned out to be a rooster).

Bobbie Clark April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade! I have an incubator I am only getting 14-25% hatch rates. I spent a lot on my birds, but ran out of money by the time it came to buying an incubator. So, my projects are not developing nearly as fast as I’d like them to.

Rachel April 20th, 2012

I’d love a New incubator since when I tried to hatch under a broody all the eggs got broken/eaten.
On the Brinsea Incubator you can see all around and its a nice size one it would be nice to try hatching with a Brinsea. 🙂

Marc Carroll April 20th, 2012

We have had a backyard flock for over 5 years and have never had an incubator birth on site. We did manager to have 4 mixed chicks being hatched to det a stubborn Orpington off the brood (it worked). The Brinsea Incubator would be awesome to keep my flock totally “homegrown” and to help my fellow backyard flock tenders with their new flocks . Great product please keep me in mind!

Danielle B. April 20th, 2012

Oh my goodness, we’re obsessed with everything chicken! We have been researching for a couple of years, on keeping chickens but alas, we’ve been in a rental for so long.

Well, we began house-hunting and fell in love with a little cottage. Low and behold, the owners are moving out of the state and were at a loss as to what to do with their chickens and coop. I honestly believe they accepted our offer because we were so excited about the chickens.

I’d love to have the opportunity to hatch my own, really raise them from the beginning (we are wanting layers/pets – just love chickens). I’ve been researching incubators as well. What a lovely giveaway!

Christy Hand April 20th, 2012

I would LOVE to win a Brinsea incubator because they are simply THE BEST! And using an inferior incubator would lead to less-healthy chicks. My daughter has 4 call ducks that she would like to hatch from and a little Brinsea would be fantastic! Just the right size for a few duck eggs.

Cari Johnson April 20th, 2012

I would LOVE to upgrade to a Brinsea, I am also using those labor-intensive styro-bators. I have heard nothing but good things about Brinsea and what wonderful incubators they are and how well they work; I would LOVE to own one!!!

Leslie Cates April 20th, 2012

Oh what fun it would be to incubate for free! I once hatched four peacocks using a 60watt light bulb and a pot full of sand. A fox had eaten the hen and we found the eggs and just for a lark tried to hatch them. Well all four hatched and grew into lovely birds. I would really like the opportunity to try hatching with the proper equipment. My girls (2 RI reds, 2 barred rock and 2 silver laced wyandotte) will be one on May the 8th and give me the most beautiful eggs every day. It would be great to add to my little flock and have the joy of actually seeing them hatch. Plus my little niece and nephew would get a huge kick out of it.

Janice April 20th, 2012

All of our chickens have been given to us or we have bought them over the past few years. We have not hatched our own chicks yet and have been considering this option. We are new to raising chickens (less than five years) and have fallen in love with all of our hens. Our ducks (muscovey) have given us ducklings this year and the grandkids (three live with us) were amazed and overjoyed. What a wonderful experience for all of us! Now we definitely want to hatch our own chicks. Having an incubator, and one that is so good, would be wonderful. We promise, if we are chosen as the winner, to use it wisely, to share our abundance with others who are getting started and to take care of our chicks with love and responsibility.

Heather April 20th, 2012

I would love the opportunity to raise my own chicks. If given the chance, I would teach my son and his classmates about the life stages of embryos. Possibly gaining the interest of getting more kids into our local 4-H Club. Learning is a life-long commitment, start small.

Cliffside Chicken Ranch April 20th, 2012

I would love to watch the process from such a cool incubator! It is so amazing that you can start with an egg and in 21 days you have a whole baby chicken with all its cuteness and all its working systems…an egg, some veining and then a little chicken…so cool!

Fallon Duncan April 20th, 2012

I’d love to upgrade! I have a styrofoam incubator & I haven’t had much luck with it so i would love to upgrade to something a little better And hopefully improve my hatches 🙂

Crystal George April 20th, 2012

I started raising chickens and ducks last year and have a friend hatch for me. I would love to have a Brinsea incubator, it would allow me to share the hatching experience with my grandchildren I have heard nothing but good things about Brinsea and would love to start out with the best.

Mary April 20th, 2012

I have a styrofoam one and I’m not having the best of luck. Only getting about 8 chicks out of 30 to 40 eggs. Can’t afford a Turner or any of that. I do my best to turn the eggs 4 times daily.

Jessica Berger April 20th, 2012

I really need an upgrade! I have standard foam incubator that works really well.. most of the time. However I have to closely monitor it for temperature changes and humidity. It’s kind of stressful and overwhelming at times. I have finally broken down and admitted that I am a hopeless hatch-a-holic. I am a science teacher that loves to candle and watch the babies develop. It is truly hard for me to have a failed hatch due to some incubation issues that could have been prevented by a good quality incubator. Thanks for the opportunity Brinsea and MPC!! I actually live in Titusville, Fl. where Brinsea is 🙂 ~Jessica

c minor April 20th, 2012

I have always wanted chickens even though I was never a farm girl. Now I have them. 6 of them and love it! I built a really nice coop and visit with them several times a day. Sometimes go home for lunch just to say “Hi” to my chickens.” I would love to go farther with my chicken love and an incubator like the one you are offering would fit in just right! Thank you for the offer!

Theresa h April 20th, 2012

I have wanted one for a while now. I homeschool my 4 kids and this would be perfect!!!

Melissa Stolaas April 20th, 2012

We recently started incubating some our hens’ eggs at home and boy, do I know the worry! 🙂 It makes it even more amazing that hens are able to do this on our own. We have a small group of only 5 hens (our rooster had to be put down because despite our best efforts, he kept attacking our kids.) :(. None of our hens have shown be broody at all. Before Frank Freckles (our rooster) was put down though, we collected about 25 eggs and started incubating them here at home in a homemade bator (a cooler fancied up with water trays, a digital temp and humidity reader, and exterior heatlamp heating through a clear top surface). So far we’ve had 4 successful hatches (one was born with a twisted foot though and sadly died 6 days later). Keeping the humidity high enough proved to be the most challenging – and as a result we had several shrink-wrapped chicks. The three little babes in our brooder now were all shrink-wrapped that I helped hatch over a course of several hours and through the night with one. They are doing wonderfully now with their buddies purchased at Tractor Supply (when I panicked that the first didn’t have anyone to cuddle with and not knowing if any others would hatch, I ran to TS and bought 5 bantams and two pullets). We love the chicks and watching the embryos develop, but the stress of losing several during the hatching process was just so sad. A new incubator would do wonders for our hatching and relieve so much stress and worry! Our four kids would LOVE win!! 🙂 Happy Hatching!

Jennifer Quail April 20th, 2012

I’d love to start with a Brinsea incubator because I have no idea what to buy and defer to the experts here saying it’s a good one! I love the idea of hatching my own chicks (imprinting! Mom!) to start my backyard army of tick-eating poultry…I mean home flock of chickens. (I may be on an anti-bug kick at the moment. Excuse me.) Even when some turn out to be roosters..they can chase off the bully bantam rooster next door (the only chicken ever to attack me) and defend neighbor runner duck from neighbor bully Pekin ducks who chase him into my yard.

Jackie Winkelman April 20th, 2012

I would love to hatch my own baby chickens, or pheasants. It would be such a unique experience to offer my daughter. It would be magical in the eyes of 5 year old and adult children like myself.

pam April 20th, 2012

I have one of the styrofoam incubators, but have not been successful, would Love to hatch some of my little phoenix chickens!

Sally Walsh April 20th, 2012

This would be a wonderful start on my mother hen journey.

Yolanda April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade to a Brisea incubator since my suppose to be broodys won’t go broody! And I have Silkies!

Ida April 20th, 2012

Being a 4H leader, of BarnYard Kids 4H Club this would be a wonderful way for our club to hatch eggs for our club. The members can take turns hatching their project flock. The starter eggs are an added bonus!
This is a wonderful unit as my friend has one and uses it to hatch everything from Frizzles to ducks.
Thank you!

Jen April 20th, 2012

I would live to upgrade to a bigger incubator. We are borrowing an incubator that only holds 3 eggs at a time. My daughter is in 4H for the first time and next year it would be nice to be able to hatch our own chicks for 4H. Now we can just hatch a few at a time and so we can only hatch out chicks for our layers and still have to buy chicks. The kids enjoy watching the chicks hatch but when you only have room for 3 eggs they sometimes get disappointed when only 1 hatches.

Scott Flenner April 20th, 2012

Our family would love to upgrade to a Brinsea Incubator! We have been buying day old chicks for years and now that I have two younger boys, this would be a great learning lesson for them.

Kelly H. April 20th, 2012

I just did my first incubation and only got one chick from the 12 eggs I set, I was so sad. I have a really old incubator that in the past hatched several eggs but aparently has gotten some problems. I would love fo my kids to see a god hatch, the are quite the little chicken farmers.

Shelly Wade April 20th, 2012

I’ve had very few hens ever go broody & when they did, no one stuck it out. Last year was the first time. Our one hen sat on 5 eggs, but only 1 hatched. I was so excited to witness such a precious miracle. I’ve never used an incubator, but have heard nothing but great things about Brinsea products. I would love to win a Mini Advance.

Tera April 20th, 2012

I once had a flock I had to give away because I started traveling around the country. When I did I used Silkies to incubate.

Now that there is a home base, I would LOVE to incubate to get a new flock started and have them imprint on me. That makes for a great backyard flock to work with and rewarding pets as well!

Pam Logan April 20th, 2012

I am just starting out, but I love my chickens! I would love the opportunity to be fully prepared to become a “mother hen”! I have been researching and pricing incubators, but being blessed with this gift would be absolutely amazing!

Candice Haase April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade. I have been wanting some olive egger chickens and it seems like the best way to get them is to hatch them yourself. This would be absolutely ideal. I was dreading the thought of 21 days of hand turning and hoping. My kids and their friends would enjoy the process of chick hatching so much!

Oh and even though I checked the box below my daughter and her friends have decided that even though I look human I am 75% chicken. They told me this last night! LOL

Dwen Raney April 20th, 2012

I have a broody hen now. For some reason it hasn’t worked out like I thought it would in the past. I would love to take a few from her & try. (She is a lovely little hen) I think sometimes they need to be separated from the flock, but alas, have tried that too. Soooo, maybe my success lies in an incubator. Would love to try it.

June April 20th, 2012

My family brought home our first one-day-old chicks exactly a year ago to start a small flock. We wanted to provide this unique opportunity to our kids, and figured we should go all the way by hatching them ourselves but “chickened out” since this was all so new to us. We were thrilled to discover one rooster and one broody hen in our flock and the potential to expand our flock from “scratch”. (The puns are truly not intentional!) Sadly, we had to relocate our beloved rooster as he was just too much for the small flock of girls, thus crushing our dreams of babies. Winning a brooder of this quality would restore our hope and would surely be a sign that it’s time to start a new adventure!! Thank you for the opportunity!!!

Steven Josephsen April 20th, 2012

The turner for my old Styrofoam incubator has died! I need to replace it, but I just can’t spend the money for this right now or my wife will smash the whole thing on my head! Well, maybe just the eggs… But I would LOVE to have one. I teach in a classroom above a charter school. I would bring it in and they would LOVE to watch the miracle of life as the chicks hatch!

Wendy Thomas April 20th, 2012

I would love to win an incubator both to go through the experience of hatching eggs and to share with others (friends and classrooms) so that they could also share in this incredible experience.

Shannon Schilling April 20th, 2012

I have a Brinsea Ecoglow brooder heater, and I am sold on their products. We love it! I do not have an incubator, but I know that when I get one, it will be from Brinsea. I currently have two broody hens, and this is our first time with hatching them. We have always bought chicks or pullets. I would love to be able to pick the eggs I want to hatch and do it on my schedule, not the hatchery or my broody girls. 🙂

Kelly April 20th, 2012

I would love to win a Brinsea incubator. We have been looking at getting an incubator but our finances are tight. I want an incubator so my children can watch chicks hatch.

Leslie Rushton April 20th, 2012

I would love an incubator! I’ve been looking around to see if anyone has one to borrow with no luck. I have six eggs being shipped to me next month and will be ordering a incubator within the week if I can’t find one to borrow. This would make my life so much easier! My kids and I are so excited for this adventure, they can’t wait and I’m right there with them! 🙂

Jessica April 20th, 2012

I’d love an incubator. We have 11 chickens and would love to add more. Our attempts at using a broody chicken to hatch eggs haven’t been successful. Not only do we love farm fresh eggs, but my kids love our pet chickens. Giving them the opportunity to see eggs hatch would be amazing.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa A. Jones April 20th, 2012

Brinsea Incubator would Be AWESOME! I would love to raise my chicks in one! I use to help My Kids and others in 4-H that is how I became the Chicken Lady!!!

MArilyn Stewart April 20th, 2012

I would like to start. I have been getting my chicks thru local hatcheries. The last 6 will not be show quality-and I believe they are a mixed breed. I think thei size would be perfect for hatching some city chicks! OH PLEEEEAAAAASE let me win one!

Carrol Horne April 20th, 2012

I would Love to win the Brinsea Incubator!!. I am sooo addicted to baby chicks and my hens….My husband always says to thin them out so I can get more chicks but I cannot force myself to get rid of my hens. I used to have a huge incubator and my health got bad and I moved around to Doctors but now I have my own place again and I am up to 52 Hens and a few roosters and I would Love to be able to pick the eggs I want to hatch and hatch them…as well, I would Love the additional eggs you are offering with the win. I even have a duck sitting on a goose egg LOL….I have 3 geese too and would love to hatch some goose eggs so, anyway, I really would Love to win and would be so grateful. I would even shre with others who want to hatch thier own if I win this Brinsea Incubator….Thanks for giving me the chance.

Lori Mortensen April 20th, 2012

I have been looking for an incubator to start hatching my eggs out with. We considered a styrofoam one but the reviews were variable. Mostly labor intensive like stated in the article. I have also looked at Brinsea because they do have good reviews and seem simple to use. I also like how open it is for viewing for my 2 children to watch the process.:-)

Cheri Childers April 20th, 2012

I would like a new bator so I could actually see what is going on in there all the time. The one I have now has two little windows and it is very hard to see in it. I would also like one that is a little smaller in size so it does not take up that much room

Lanna Jones April 20th, 2012

I would love to own a Brinsea! All the research I’ve done while preparing to buy an incubator indicates they are THE BEST out there. I don’t have any little broodies at the moment, so an incubator is a much for hatching rare breeds that you can only find via hatching eggs!

Carrie Eastlack April 20th, 2012

This is our second year having chickens and I’m in love!! I would love to be able to rely on ourselves to hatch chicks instead of the farmer down this street. After reading about the Brinsea, it seems like the perfect way to start! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

Michelle Gentry April 20th, 2012

I would love, love . love to win the incubator, my honey will be home from Afghanistan the first part of July, and the first thing on his to do list is an addition to the coop. Ready with the chicken run, little more housing, and I will be a hatch-a-holic!

Jenna Brown April 20th, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea incubator! My husband and I were just talking about how we would like to hatch our own Olive Eggers next year, but we don’t have an incubator yet. This would be perfect!

Martha April 20th, 2012

I would love to win. I’m planning to raise my own chicks as soon as I can.
Thank you, Martha

Rebecca W April 20th, 2012

We became chicken parents just a few short weeks ago but the chicks have found a place in our hearts. I would love to have an incubator, because as a homeschooling parent, it is a great teaching opportunity. Not to mention little fluffy chicks!

Katrin April 20th, 2012

Would love to upgrade to better incubator, I might have a better hatch rate. My three kids love it when I hatch out eggs and then I take the hatchlings to their classes at school.

beatriz April 20th, 2012

never tried , but i will love to hache my own litter babys chicks,its be amazing experience 🙂

Karolee April 20th, 2012

I have “working” with a mini incubator for 2 seasons now and have had 0% hatch rate. We get close, but end up with “quitters” just a day or two prior to hatch day. This week upgraded to a homemade syrofoam set-up, hoping for some success.
A new Brinsea would be awesome, since it may be instrumental in good hatch and I won’t have to explain (again) to my almost 4 year old why there are no chicks.

Kirby Pruitt April 20th, 2012

I have been looking into getting an incubator for some time now. My boys are dying to hatch some of their “own” eggs. But unfortunately there have been some hard times financially in my house so my boys haven’t been able to hatch any eggs. None of my hens have gone broody either! When looking into incibators to buy I had originally wanted to get one of these. Something drew me to it and I like everything I’ve read about the brand and incubator itself.

Marilynn Britton April 20th, 2012

I’m not much of a blogger or writer but I would love to get the incubator, I have two pet hens but would love to raise more.

Annette April 20th, 2012

I’ve tried hatching eggs myself and managed to cook them – which gives one an amazing amount of guilt, I must say.

We had a broody hen, but she would get bored after about 2 weeks and wander off. Or, worse, lose the eggs for a couple days, then tuck them back under. She was a bantam silkie, but she just never got the hang of it.

We’ve always wanted to hatch eggs, not that day-old chicks aren’t cool and all, but to watch them come out the eggs and have that initial bonding. Adds a whole new level. With a Brisea, we could finally have that experience. And it’s small size means it’ll fit in our tiny homestead 🙂

Marilyn Alexander April 20th, 2012

I would Love to upgrade from a styrofoam incubator.I don’t have the best of Luck with it either, sad when you incubate for 21 days and only have very few if any babies hatch:(

Jolene Pregent April 20th, 2012

It would be nice not to rely on my hen plus I hate taking them away from her once they are born

Danielle E April 20th, 2012

I’d like to win so I could give it to my dad. He, my granparents, & my husband & I have a mom & pop poultry buisness. All of his incubators were in the shop & it caught on fire & burned to the ground (we still don’t know why). We have a few broody hens but it’s not enough honestly.

Tracey Mattson April 20th, 2012

I would love a Brinsea incubator! I currently have only my little bantam broody hen trying so hard to hatch all the eggs from my bigger girls. She has 21 under (and around her) right now and she really needs some help. I did see one of my big girls sitting in the nest with her the other day, almost like she knew little mama wasn’t quite big enough to do the job alone. So sweet, but I don’t think it will suffice for a good hatching. Thank you! ~:>

Maria Clarke April 20th, 2012

I would love to win one of these!!!!! I hatch eggs using a broody mom but would love to be a new mama Hen and experiance that. With my hen being a mama I can’t vacinate the new chicks from mereks because they may have already been exposed so thats hard, especially if I lose some of my chicks from mereks which is really hard because the’re my babies .So I just would love to win the incubator 🙂

Nicole D April 20th, 2012

I’d love to upgrade to a Brinsea! I’ve been drooling over them for a while : ) I have broodies but they never set when I need them too! Always too early or too late : P

cherwin April 20th, 2012

I’ve joined the group on backyard chickens “incubators annonymus”. Yes, I am an addict. I have about 100 eggs in incubation right now with some hatching as we speak. I can always use another incubator. Would be nice to win.

Cindy Irene April 20th, 2012

I’m new to Chickens, had them about 4 months now, love it, don’t know why I never did it before. I would adore adding a Mother Hen to it and hatching, not just for me, but for my kids.

Joy April 20th, 2012

When we first started hatching out eggs, I used a homemade incubator. My children love the experience of watching the chicks from the first pip to after their feathers have dried. I would love to be able to utilize a good sturdy incubator such as the Brinsea to upgrade our hatches to be more successful. I am very excited about this offer and wish everyone the best of luck and Happy Hatching to the winner!! 🙂

Michelle Key April 20th, 2012

I love barnyard mutt chickens, and two of my favorite hens were hatched here when my RIR went broody last year. I’d LOVE to be able to pick out eggs from my own girls and hatch them! I’ve never had an incubator and this looks like a perfect one to start with!

Courtney April 20th, 2012

I’d love to upgrade! Hatching has become a special event for my boys and I. My son (5) can see the embryo when we candle quicker then I can and he loves watching them “dance” in the eggs. My other son (11) does a wonderful job taking care of them once they have hatched.

Yssa Mahoney April 20th, 2012

My childhood was filled with chickens, and last year I convinced my husband that we needed hens. They have been wonderful as egg providers, entertainment providers, and smile providers. This month I rented an incubator with fertile eggs and am waiting patiently (NOT) for my chicks to hatch.

I too am using the simple ol’ styrofoam bator. I’m glad I have taken the next step to hatch my own chicks but boy am I a nervous wreck that I’m going to mess things up, even just the simpleness of turning an egg. I’d like to be able to enjoy the incubation process a little more without the fear that I’m doing something wrong or that my children are gonna bump me when I’ve got the incubator open or something, anything that could go wrong just might. At least if I had this fancy incubator I could blame all my problems on it 😉 heehee

Thank you for the chance to win this bator that might not solve the world’s problems, but could help me with my own 🙂

Sherry Barron April 20th, 2012

Never hatched eggs by way of incubator. I’ve either let broody hen do it or just bought chicks. Mom does a good job but chicks don’t seems as tame as when I hand raise them. Hand raising them is more work but more rewarding and would be really neat to have an incubator and watch them hatch.

lo April 20th, 2012

We have been trying to save for a Brinsea for awhile. After a nasty custody court battle & major chest surgery for my 12 year old son 3 years ago – we relocated to a different state & while it was the right move..it’s been a tough few years. We started completely over. We brought one truck, 4 kids, 4 cats & nothing else. We home school & have Autism in the family & last year we decided to raise chickens. It has been a wonderful experience, but now the boys really want to hatch. They have shown a real interest in breeds & they care for the chickens daily. When you still have to save & purchase a car, it makes it hard to save for an incubator. This would be a real blessing!

Nicole April 20th, 2012

At first I thought I’d better start with started pullets, to reduce the cost of expenses (chick feed, chick feeder, chick waterer, heat lamp, heat bulb, etc) – even if chicks were so cute! But I did my research, and with some major tweaking to my chick shopping list, I was excited to find that it isn’t so expensive after all! I’m not in the know about incubating eggs, but I’m sure I will be soon if it turns out I’m chosen to receive such a great incubator. 😀
Also, I’ve learned myself that it’s easiest to start high, rather than low, with cameras. Bought one, kept it, upgraded. Turned out to be not that much better. Now I’ll likely have to sell both to get a really good camera – it would be awesome to celebrate that when it happens by snapping pictures of a few brand-new baby chicks!
But I’m sure many others would be more deserving of this than I, and could easily more likely put it to a more continual use. So whoever does receive it, congratulations in advance! 😉

Rebecca Decair April 20th, 2012

I’ve heard great things about these incubators. I am hoping to have a lil tax money to play with next month. I would love to buy one for my 10 year olds

Elizabeth April 20th, 2012

Firist I have to say you are amazing! I can’t believe what a wonderful giveaway this is. The winner sure is lucky. Second the meat of my answer: I would love a incubator because…… I don’t have one. Sadly I’ve had to borrow a friends, and although she didn’t plan on hatching any chicks this year I might not be so lucky next year. I live in a very low income house, my family had to move in with my mother and father. After we moved in my mother lost her job, and my father has been disabled for the last 5 years. We have been very lucky with our chickens. I’ve been selling the eggs, to pay for their food. I have even bartered some chicks for some clothes for my 2year old. A new reliable incubator and some new chicks would help me trade for the things I need for my family. Don’t worry I could never trade your chicks! I know I sound like so many others, but an incubaor for Mothers Day would be the most amazing present I could reciceve. A heartfelt thanks for your time and for your blog that has taught me so much.

Bo Martin April 20th, 2012

My wife and I have eggs in the incubator at all times. We are moving toward narrowing our flock down to just 3 breeds (silkies, sultans, and seramas). Another incubator can always be handy.

Brandon April 20th, 2012

I would love to start with one of these!

Kerry April 20th, 2012

I would love a brinsea incubator so I wouldn’t have to borrow my friends brinsea every time I would like to hatch chicks!

Brenda Davalos April 20th, 2012

I dont own an incubator but would love to. I did incubate one egg in an oven once but talk about labor intensive. We had 1 rooster and 1 hen but after she layed the one egg she wouldn’t sit on it so after four days I put it in the oven on a damp rag with a small heater because the lowest temp was to high. I was able to hatch it but it was a lot of hard work for 1 chick. Later I found that the hen had a nest she prefered over the fence in the neighbors yard but non hatched

tonya pridemore April 20th, 2012

i would love tohave the brinsea incubator. for that matter any would do :). i am useing 1 that is a friend of mine moms. so i will have to give it back soon.
my first hatch was a 10gallon aquriam and a heat lamp. 8 days before they were to hatch i got the incubator. is an old old style. anyway 1 hatched and the other 12 did not. this time i have 6 due to hatch today and about 8 more ready to hatch the end of the month.it would be great to have my own. thanks

Mary Lynn Tree April 20th, 2012

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this incubator – the styrofoam one never worked for us…and too much worrying…a dozen eggs and nothing. I want my own eggs to hatch so I don’t have to buy them from the farm supply stores…because when I see them all crouched together…I want to buy them all!

Christine April 20th, 2012

Currently I’m incubating 16 eggs in a (several) years old incubator as my first one. I don’t know what type of success I’ll have with it, but I’d love to up my hatch rate with a Brinsea! I have heard so much good things about the brand I’d love to have one, but a little out of my budget range for now. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway and for keeping us chicken keepers informed by your great blog!

JenHen2 April 20th, 2012

Upgrade indeed- would be my 1st!! I have 2 Polish girls who lay nearly every day- but want nothing to do with their eggs…eggsept when they are fed an occasional one:) Poultry Please Pick me for this giveaway!!
Thnx

Sheila April 20th, 2012

I sooo want to hatch my own eggs. I have a backyard chicken flock of 11the hens and enjoy them a lot. When adding to my flock I purchase my chicks from a local feed store and get excited to watch those babies as they grow and mature into hens. How much more exciting to be able to watch them hatch!!

Joanne Standley April 20th, 2012

I would love to have this to show my kids how eggs hatch. We are building our first coop this weekend and will be getting our chicks as soon as it is done. I would LOVE to be able to hatch a couple of eggs as well. I had chickens when I was growing up and can’t wait to introduce my kids to chickens too.

Kandy Garrett April 20th, 2012

I would love an upgrade.
I am using a standard styro incubator
I hatch chicks every year to add to my flock.
And although I have pretty good hatches with my styro a new Brinsea would be awesome….

Burton April 20th, 2012

Wow, where to start!?! I would absolutely love to own a Brinsea incubator. I have owned chickens and ducks for several years but have never gotten the chance to actually enjoy the wonderful experience of hatching my own flock. I think it would be a great learning opportunity for my children for they could raise them and show the chickens locally at the big fair next year. After hatching the chickens, we would incubate our duck’s eggs so we could enjoy the little, funny things ducks do over again. A Brinsea incubator will always be at the top of my wish until I finally get mine! I have been wanting one for years and winning one would be sure an extra special way to get what I dream of having, my own flock of chickens that I hatched myself! Thank you so much Brinsea and My Pet Chicken, you rock!

cheryl dumond April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade I have a styrofoam incubator. I just hatched out goose eggs and will be hatching out turkey eggs next. Love it even though I have hens that set ever year and hatch out 10 to 14 chicks ever time. I also go to free chick day every year and get chicks. This year I got some turkens. They are so cute if you like chickens and turkeys.. thank you Cheryl dumomd

My husband help me with the baby gooses

Shannon Bish April 20th, 2012

I have four hens, none of them are broody. I had a incubater but it kept getting to hot and cooking the eggs. I would love to add to my small flock, but I dont trust my incubater. I love my girls and enjoy watching them.

Rae and Joe Perry April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade to a better quality incubator! I am currently using 5 “foamies”, 3 with egg turners and 2 as brooders to hatch my silkies and prospect showgirls. We have some gianormous Jamesway in an inherited barn but, alas, no egg turner. ;( Being we are both active duty military, getting home to turn eggs can’t happen all the time. I have been begging for a new incubater to help improve our hatch rate, we do great with quail eggs in the foamies but nothing else seems to really compair to them. I want more little fluffy silkie butts!

Any eggs that we get that we don’t have room to incubate in the foamies go to friend on the military base, I have met so many people that lived on a farm and want chickens but can’t because of where they live. Having a new better incubater would help us provide more eggs to these friends!

Just wanted to also thank Brinsea and My Pet Chicken for the opertunity to win one of these incubators I have heard such great things about!

Bobbie April 20th, 2012

I love your photo of the hatching chick, and would love a Brinsea incubator!

Erin April 20th, 2012

I’ve been wanting to get started with backyard chickens for years now and would love to start my adventures with an incubator! I’ve been using this site to do some of my research (plus my excellent school library) so I feel like I have a good community to turn to if (who are we kidding, when) problems arise!

Sharon Munyak April 20th, 2012

Currently, I do not have any chickens but would love to get started. This sure would be a great way to get into chickens. I have also spoken to our 4H group and they would like to have a chicken “division” in our town.

Mary April 20th, 2012

I would LOVE to get a Brinsea incubator, because I keep losing my good broody girls before I’m ready for eggs! I only keep one mother hen, as I prefer a flock full of layers, but sadly I’ve not had the opportunity to raise babies from eggs yet (I buy day old chicks instead). One day I’m going to raise my own babies!

Susan Jackson April 20th, 2012

What a great way to get into the “chicken’s” for our farmer’s market products. Would love the incubator and some eggs to start hatching.

Kristin April 20th, 2012

Wow! what a great giveaway. After doing research I found the the brinsea ones have the most positive reviews. I’ve never hatched my own eggs, what a fun experience. I have their ecobrooder-20 and love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sparkle Huston April 20th, 2012

I would like the experience of watching life come from the eggs. We have always purchased baby chicks. The Brinsea incubator would make hatching a great way to hatch safely. Thank you for this opportunity. I’m with you on the dishwasher.~Sparkle

Kylene April 20th, 2012

My sons have really enjoyed watching their chicks grow. It would be so much fun for them to have the opportunity to hatch their own chicks! It would be a great learning experience for them as well. (And I think it would be tremendously fun, too!)

Donna Walker April 20th, 2012

I just love my ‘friendlies’……the hens and roos who want to be close and show it by hopping up in my lap or sitting on my knees, looking over my shoulder from the back of my chair (the one I keep upside down unless I’m sitting in it), or flocking around my feet as I hold onto the root of a big ole’ kale plant freshly pulled from the garden. I’ve not had the pleasure of hatching out our own chicks yet, but I know it will be a new level of delight in our venture with ‘Blooming Birds and Bees’, the name that hangs on the shingle above our coop entry. My husband Steve built a beautiful coop with all the amenities I wanted to ensure happy and healthy birds. He is currently adding specialty coops. I love that Steve is making sure each new coop is attractive and functional! We both take delight in our feathered friends and are drawn to the barn yard early in the morning and late in the day and many times through out the day just to visit with our fine feathered friends.

jen Haganey April 20th, 2012

I have been waiting for my house to get finished so I can start raising my own chickens ( soon very soon! ) …in the mean time I would love to win the Brinsea for my mother in law.

Karla Sampselle April 20th, 2012

I would love to have an incubator. My flock was decimated last summer by a badger. Within a couple weeks, I picked up my replacement chicks from the post office. After 25 weeks, they finally started laying eggs. I was very surprised to come home one night and find one of my brand new (only a month) layers sitting on a clutch of eggs. We decided to let her sit and see what happened. Unfortunately, none of the eggs hatched. Not sure whose fault it was – hen or roo. I finally took them away last weekend. We would love to try and hatch out a batch again!

Sandra Baur April 20th, 2012

I would LOVE to win an incubator! I just got started raising backyard chickens and they are still in the brooder in my dining room! I would love a change to hatch them and bond with them from the beginning! What a great contest!

Bill Shoeman April 20th, 2012

I would love a Brinsea incubator over the styrofoam cooler we have now. I have been looking around at different ones and cant really aford a good one. It would be great to win the best incubator on the market.

Valerie Anna Durkee April 20th, 2012

It’s funny how this post shows up after I’ve been shopping around for an incubator! I first came across the Brinsea incubators on MyPetChicken.com and liked their sleek appearance and positive reviews.

I have 8 chickens of my own at home, none of which are less than a year old. It delighted me to introduce the chicks to my 5 year old daughter when they were just a few days old. She instantly fell in love.

I’m really big on the self sufficiency/sustainability thing at home and involve my two children in my backyard farming efforts. We grow veggies and fruits together and now we’ve added hens to our efforts to supply us with eggs as well as fertilizer and their own special garden expertise.

It would be amazing to be able to further share the miracle of life with my children by giving them the opportunity to select their own fertile eggs to place lovingly into a Brinsea Incubator and watching with eager anticipation as each day passes till their little treasure peeks its beak out of the shell. To watch my childrens’ eyes light up with amazement would be the greatest gift to me and for them.

Thanks!

Lorna Violet April 20th, 2012

My neighbor gave me a Little Giant incubator with a turner and I was more than pleased with it’s effectiveness for how much I paid for it, lol. But I have dreamed and drooled over the Brinsea incubators since i first decided I wanted to try my hand at this poultry adventure.

shannon April 20th, 2012

i would love to win this incubator! i am new to chickens, but hope to get started with them very soon. what better way than this?

Mariam DiMaggio April 20th, 2012

My family and I recently got chickens. We have truly enjoyed having them. We want to hatch our own babies. We just can’t afford to buy an incubator at this time. We sure would love to win the Brinsea Octagon. Thank you <3

dawn April 20th, 2012

i would love to try hatching some little ones, i have almost 30 chickens i have raised from the hatchery but to incubate at home would be a dream come true! as these things go buying one is not an option now nor is time in an over abundance! lol.

Beth April 20th, 2012

I would love to start with a Brinsea incubator. I have 6 beautiful pet Cornish Rock hens and would love to add to our chicken family. When I turned 8 years old I received a $5 chicken incubator for my birthday that I begged and begged for! We got three fertilized eggs from the local farmer and I was so excited. I did everything I was supposed to but none of the eggs hatched! I am 50 years old now but still want to hatch my own baby chicks! Would love love love to have a Brinsea incubator. Thank you for your blog. Love the heartwarming pictures and stories and all the helpful information.

Elizabeth April 20th, 2012

What an awesome giveaway! I desperately want to hatch my own chicks and would love to win this incubator!! Thank you for this contest I hope I win.

katie bjorlie April 20th, 2012

I would love to get an incubator! I’m new to chickens, but i’m already hooked and looking at all the new breeds that i’d like to add to my flock!
I also think that it would be a great experience for my kids! They love animals and babies so what better way to combine the two and hatch our own!

Lisa Dargert April 20th, 2012

I want so very much to own a Brinsea Incubator Because I have heard its the most reliable on the market. I wouldnt want to even bother and take a chance with any other brand, Too much at steak to possibly loose. Go Brinsea or nothing. Or should I say go Brinsea or go home.

Natasha Wiseman April 20th, 2012

Hello, I would love to win one of the brinsea incubators. One reason is that I have always heard good things about it. Also, I would love to be able to watch from day to day until these precious little chicks are born. It would also be a great learning experience for my daughter! I absolutely love your blog and I think it’s amazing that you are able to giveaways like this!

Michael Haskell April 20th, 2012

Brinsea is a awesome incubator…have heard nothing but good things about them…This would be a bigtime upgrade to my homemade incubator.

Esther Widgren April 20th, 2012

I would love to have the experience of hatching out eggs! I’m new to the whole chicken keeping obsession and would love to be able to indulge in this part of the process!

Mary Lee April 20th, 2012

I have hatched a lot of eggs over the years, all with a styrofoam incubator, or a broody hen. I have also lost a lot of eggs with those methods. I would love a new incubator to try. I do love my chickens..

Lauren April 20th, 2012

I’ve always wanted to hatch my own chicks. We always get baby chicks but watching them come out of the eggs would be awesome! I would love to win this.

Denise H April 20th, 2012

I would love to have this incubator. In the past I have always used a broody hen, but I think this would be a great learning experience for my boys. They would be able to somewhat get involved and watch. Its hard to watch under a hen. My oldest was asking me the other day how they hatched, so I think this would be great !

Danelle McNeece April 20th, 2012

I JUST bought all the things I need to make my own incubator!! I thought I would give it a shot, don’t look too hard, right?? lol I would LOVE to wiin an easier Brinsea incubator just in case my project fails, plus I have 4 kids that would love to see baby chicks hatch, so fingers are crossed!!

I am a diffrent kind of Mom, I love dirt, plants, animals, and power tools!! I would love the Brinsea incubator, it would be my newest ‘toy’.

Thank you, the blogs are great to read!

Christie Jerman April 20th, 2012

I would love to begin incubating my baby chicks..I was just discussing this with the dear fiancee…he isnt opposed and knows the chickens are my babies..nooone meeses with my babies lol…I can only imagine the excitement they cause when they start pipping at the beginning and the miracle of watching one come out of its shell…

Elizabeth Sutton April 20th, 2012

We would love to be able to hatch out our own chicks! We have a bunch of chickens and love them all and would love to add to our flock 🙂

Kerrie Hubbard April 20th, 2012

Although I’ve had chickens for awhile now, and have allowed broody hens to hatch them, I’ve longed to hatch a batch from an incubator. This would be perfect.

I think chickens are facinating, and I’d love to witness this part of the process up close and more personal than any of my mother hens will allow.

Also, I feel it would be a great learning experience for the 5 special needs nieces and nephews that ‘co-own’ my chickens and coop, and who live on the property with me. They would LOVE it. So would I!

Collette April 20th, 2012

I would love to own a Brinsea Incubator, I truly believe this is the way to help us and our children to get back to basic’s, Not waiting for your chicks in the mail, but get to watch a beautiful life emerge from the egg. We love and enjoy our chickens and feathered friends. We have adopted our Grandchild and she would love to be able to hatch eggs, We have tried with our Silkie but she quit on us… I would enjoy seeing our 6 year old get the opportunity to hatch our chickens. We have a emty brooder and a emty chicken tracktor.
Thank you

robin mcdowell April 20th, 2012

I would love to win the incubator because I have a styrofoam one and I have to hand turn the eggs twice a day. Also the temp is never steady and my hatching rate is low because of this. I hate to lose more precious babies as they tried to make it and almost do but my incubator is to blame. Nothing worse than to have my incubator have steady good temp when I go to bed and then wake up to it being way to hot or to cold. These babies I have lost because of this is heart breaking.

Julie Barta April 20th, 2012

Thank you for offering such a nice giveaway! I would be a first time Mother Hen and this brooder sounds like it would be perfect for a newbie like me. My kids and grandkids would love to watch the whole process. Thank you again.

Barbara Hemphill April 20th, 2012

I would love one. I have ducks and chickens, I am using my duck as my brooder i put chicks and ducks under her. sometimes it works some times not. A bator would really help I would have more control over the process. it is the most relaxing hobby i have ever had love love love the little peeps…

Patrick Fuller April 20th, 2012

Why would I love to win the incubator when I live in Chicago?
For one thing, it would be a great education for my almost six year old daughter!
Secondly, raising a couple of chickens would be a great way to get really fresh eggs that don’t cost over four dollars a dozen!
I try buying organic or locally grown produce/ meat as often as possible for the two of us, and this would be one way of gathering some food from our own back yard!
Thank you for the chance to win in a very fun contest!

Nikki April 20th, 2012

I have or had a “mini” incubator which recently failed me at the most critical time. My eggs were on day 19 and in lockdown. That morning when I had left all was well. I checked on them around six that day and things were still going as planned, so I went about my evening chores. Bedtime comes, kids are in bed, and I go to look for pips to find the temp very low (60’s) and the incubator not running. It had been off for possibly four hours. Unplugged, checked for tripps, nothing. It just died!! I see a few pips, some eggs were still warm to touch, others were cold. I quickly plugged up my old “styrofoam” still air incubator in hopes of still being able to hatch my eggs. Candled for movement, some were still alive. That weekend I believe I ended up loosing four, and rescuing six chicks. Needless to say I’m ready to trash the disappointing “mini” and would love to replace it with a brinsea 🙂

Heather Davis April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade. I just started trying to
Hatch eggs. Out of the 12 eggs I had only two hatched.
I have a styrofoam incubator now and am just learning.
I love being a mother hen. I would sit with them on the couch
With a towel over a heating pad for hours. They would eat
Right out of my hand and climb up and sit on my shoulder.
They are now in the shed with my new boughtn chicks and are
doing well, I never have trouble catching them. I think it
would be fun to be able to try something new that would
give me better results.

Vanessa April 20th, 2012

I really enjoyed reading this. I think life, in all of its forms is simply amazing. How exciting it would be to watch these wonderful little creatures start their new lives. I’m new to chickens, so this would be just another piece of the excitement.

K. Corradi April 20th, 2012

I would like it to start a new chapter in my Urban farm life. My kids have learned so much from our 5 hens and to take it to the next step with them in tow would be priceless. To teach them the life cycle of the birds from the very beginning would be a real gift. Thank you for the opportunity to win something that we would never be able to purchase.

The Corradis

Caryn S. April 20th, 2012

We really would love an incubator to hatch our own eggs! Last year we used a homemade incubator with 22 eggs and only hatched 2 (on Mother’s Day)!! It would be really amazing to win an awesome incubator this mothers day and actually be able to hatch a higher percentage of the wonderful babies our flock produces! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Katie April 20th, 2012

I would love to win an incubator! I don’t have any chickens yet, but we’re planning on getting some chicks in early June, after we move to an area where we can legally keep them. I would love to hatch my own , but I just don’t have the required equiptment at this point.

Kari Jones April 20th, 2012

I too would love to up-grade. I currently us a Little Giant with poor hatch %. Would love to win a new Brinsea Incubator. And stop culling so many eggs from the LG incubator. Good thing I only try to hatch my own it would be to expensive to buy eggs. But if I won this I would have to give more breeds a try! Great contest wishing everyone good luck!

Teri Wade April 20th, 2012

Sign me up! I have always wanted to hatch some baby chicks. It’s an experience that I’d love to share with my 12 year old son.

Karen Doll April 20th, 2012

I have a small backyard flock of laying hens. They are quite amusing and we are LOVING all of the nice fresh eggs ! I have been on the fence as to whether or not I want to get a rooster to fertilize our eggs. So, I would like to enter this contest to win a Brinsea Incubator !!! Thanks for this opportunity !

Dee Gooch April 20th, 2012

I would just to try incubating! I have a broody hen now who sat on one clutch.. then decided she’d rather try another clutch. Maybe she just forgot which nesting box she was in? Who knows. I doubt the first batch can be saved.. but we are going to start with a styrofoam diy incubator.. I would so love to start incubating my own eggs!

April Poulter April 20th, 2012

I would LOVE to win a Brinsea incubator. I am new to chickens this year after moving to a couple acres out of state from all of my family. I am trying to teach my kids how to become self sustainable and how to care and raise their own food. The kids LOVE our chickens. I recently bought a strofoam incubator on sale at our local feed store but would LOVE to upgrade to a more secure incubator. I have my first ever hatch ready for lockdown tomorrow and so far it’s been a bumpy road. Out of 6 duck eggs only 2 show viens and out of 13 guinea eggs only 2 look like maybe they may hatch. I dont know if it was the eggs, the incubator, or me that caused such bad numbers. I really would love to have a better incubator to help have better number and to teach my kids the joys of hatching more babies and rasing them into adult hood.

Dennis Neuens April 20th, 2012

That thing looks awsome. I just finished construction of a home made incubator made from an extra cooler I had. I am not in the process of making an egg turer to go in it….but WINNING one would sure be alot easier…

Jamie April 20th, 2012

My kids would Love to have chicks. Right now we have 5 hens that we got about a year ago. We’re homeschooling next year, and to have an incubator would be a Great learning tool for them. To see the process from egg to really being a baby chick would just be Awesome for them!! Thank you so much for this opportunity!!!

~Jamie

Adia Speer April 20th, 2012

Upgrading would be amazing! We’re homeschoolers and actually incubating 14 eggs right now that are due to hatch in 2 day…. This is our 4th year and it’s still SO exciting!

Donna Wooten April 20th, 2012

I’m am hoping to one day have a small independent organic farm and since I grew up on a poultry farm, I have gotten a start with a few chickens. I have tried to breed them with limited success and would love to have a small incubator to help me out.

Brenda McCain April 20th, 2012

I would love a Brinsea Incubator! My grandgirls talked me into buying them 7 chickens a couple years ago. They named them all after their horse friends. I bet they would love to and have fun as well hatching out some baby chicks from their pet hens

Renee Sauceda April 20th, 2012

I received my first ever “lap” chickens from you about 5 years ago. I did not know then that I would eventually feel the need to hatch chickens myself at that time. My first batch I did in a box with a light bulb. Hatched all 5 eggs! 4 roosters & a hen :/ I love them all lol! The next 2 times I used an older styrofoam incubator my friend gave me. I had better results with my box but, at least I now have 3 more chickens to love. Whew! That was a lot of work!
I have been hearing a lot of glowing reviews about the Brinsea incubators & would love to have one. I wish they had layaway!

Robin Smith April 20th, 2012

Oh I would love to be able to hatch my own babies!!! Chickens are so wonderful! I already feel like the Mother Hen to my chickens but to be able to hatch my own would be a great experience.

Jan O. April 20th, 2012

Oh boy!!! Another contest! You guys have the best contests. Thanks! I have recently upgraded to a better foam incubator than I started out with but I would really love to own a Brinsea. I have heard only good things about them. I get decent hatches from the incubator I have now. But sometimes when I get a few really precious eggs, like Bantam Polish, I think that I could trust the Brinsea to get more hatched for me.Thanks again!

Rick Presley April 20th, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea incubator. This is our first year for chickens in 4H (we’ve done turkeys the last three years) and plan on keeping some breeders for next year from our Buckeyes (seems appropriate for an Ohio resident), Barred rocks, and Silver Spangled Hamburgs. Was going to hope for the best with a broody hen or two next spring, but an incubator would be great.

Dale Smith April 20th, 2012

I Think It Woud Be A Great Learning Tool For My 4H Group To Learn To Be Mother Hens Intsead Of Getting Hatchery Chicks For There Projests.Begining To End The Way It Should Be Thanks

Tim S. April 20th, 2012

I would love to have the Brinsea Octagon Advance 20! I’ve been waiting for my Buff Orpington to become a broody hen, but she won’t sit on a clutch of eggs for a minute! I’ve been dying to renew my flock with some cute baby chicks. But that hasn’t happened because my little Buff won’t become broody. So I’m depending on to win this AWESOME incubator to have some new adorable baby chicks. If I win, I can’t wait to see what kind fertile eggs I get, hopefully a Buff Orpington that actually gets broody!
HOPE I win!

Veronica V April 20th, 2012

I am only just diving into the hen-raising chapter of my life and I’m already hooked. My husband teaches at a school across the “back yard” from us (about a 1/2 football field away) and our garden and chickens are already fun for them to watch as they grow and mature. How much more fun would it be for them to come watch the hatching of chickens!! And it is a joy to have my young son help me as well.

April April 20th, 2012

I’d love to have an incubator in order to begin breeding my flock to get the right sort of chicken for my little homestead. I had a wonderful broody who was an exemPlary mother and two more who were setting last spring when a raccoon attacked and killed all three on their nests (and all my frizzles.) Now I am bereft of any broodies and would prefer to hand raise anyway in order to teach the chicks that my dogs and cats are their protectors. Having a quality incubator, something currently beyond the chicken budget, would allow me to set up an old rabbit hutch as a breeding coop and set eggs on a schedule that fits our lifestyle without putting a hen at greater risk.

Sheila H. April 20th, 2012

A Brinsea? For free? I would SO love to have one. I have the standard styrofoam, and upgrading would be great. I know my future hatches would appreciate the Brinsea.

Teri April 20th, 2012

I am a homeschooling mom. We have several chickens and we have never hatched our own chicks. We have discussed hatching as part of our homeschooling and then continue to add to our own backyard flock. Would be wonderful if we could win this for our classroom.

Tiffani S. April 20th, 2012

Oh man, i would love to have a REAL incubator! I tried to hatch a batch of sebright eggs in an incubator I made from a cooler and I didn’t get a single chick. 🙁 I spent so much money putting the incubator together that my husband would die if I turned around and bought another one. Plus, free eggs from my pet chicken is always good!

Dorinda Miles April 20th, 2012

I love “My PET CHICKEN” and I very much enjoy trying to raise chickens, I have an old styrofoam still air that I have been using for a little over 2 years now. I guess I still have a LONG way to go before I a get “good” at being a “Mother HEN” my incubating progress is getting better at least, but I have YET to even come close to hatching a succesful 50% batch. I would so LOVE to have an incubater with good temp. control and thought it a far fetched dream to ever have a chance at a super incubator like the Brinsea Octagon 20 Advance !!! We would be CLUCKIN” for a YEAR if we could have such a great incubator like this! THEN to be blessed so as to win some of your eggs, oh my I can NOT even begin how wonderful that would be!!

Lissa April 20th, 2012

@Dorinda, you must have missed it, but the incubator being given away here is the Brinsea Mini Advance. It’s not as large as the Octagon I use, but it still has all those great, automatic features!

Amanda G. April 20th, 2012

We’ve had chickens for 5 years, but have never hatched chicks. I have 3 little boys who would love the experience, although we would probably use it to hatch some ducks first, as we were getting some this spring but had the sad experience of getting a DOA shipment.

Michelle Franco April 20th, 2012

Greeting,
I am 44 and I finally was able to live on our family farm. Out of the city an into a peaceful place to have a garden to watch nature and to have chicken,ducks, and geese, at the moment. They are babies and when its time to for them to have babies of their own I can help. Your website has tons of information that has help me out. What a wonderful time in life it is. Thank you and take care. Michelle

Lisa G. April 20th, 2012

I have only bought baby chicks. I would love to hatch my own chicks. It is something I have been wanting to do but have been a little itimidated to do. I have 6 hens and 5 chicks right now but I have room for more.

Taryn M April 20th, 2012

Ive never incubated eggs and would love to do it. My kids would love it too and get to learn alot about the chickens and eggs since we are goin to homeschool. Im nervous to try a styrofoam incubator and would much rather start out with one I know would give me success. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gwen April 20th, 2012

I SO want one.

Kristin Dorton April 20th, 2012

I would LOVE to start out with a Brinsea! Chickens are my new found passion. I know.. passion seems a bit strong of a word to be talking about chickens, but since getting my first chickens last year they are what I prefer to spend all of my free time doing, and I even daydream about chickens on a regular basis (usually when I’m supposed to be studying! bad bad bad). I am a full time biology student and mother so needless to say, I don’t have the money to buy an incubator, although I desperately want one. I was planning on taking the route I have been taking for everything else chicken related to save money. Build it myself! I have been worried about doing a bad job, and not getting something quite right and causing the chicks to have malformations or really poor hatched. They aren’t quite as forgiving as the already hatched chickens are. My chickens love their coops and brooders, even if they are a bit lopsided in places LOL. I couldn’t think of a better mother’s day present! And better yet, it would be something that I could share with my son, who is also dealing with a new chicken obsession. It would be a blessing!

Andy C April 20th, 2012

I think the Brinsea would be a great upgrade to my “foam” incubator. The precise temperature controll is sure to help increase my hatch rate. Not to mention that the plastic parts will be easier to clean after the hatch compared to foam.

Joseph Warren April 20th, 2012

Greetings from Salt Lake City! I have hatched chicks in my classroom for the past three years to teach my first graders about life cycles and inherited traits. It has been such a fun experience every year which creates great memories for my students. I have a small Brinsea incubator that we use to turn by hand and would love to have an automatic incubator to increase my chances of hatching rates. We would love to use this in the classroom.

Meredith April 20th, 2012

Every year starting when I was about 5, I’d get a baby chick for Easter – and more often than not, they’d die – due, of course, to improper care. None of the adults in my house knew – or cared to find out – what it took to properly care for a baby chick. I tried my best but obviously, my 5, 6 or 7 year old self didin’t have the tools to find out what I needed to know. I’d be heartsick every time I lost one of those babies.

Fast forward a whole bunch of years – and I have now spent many years learning about birds in general and backyard fowl – and parrots – in particular. I would love to have the chance to hatch my own baby chicks and do it right this time!

Deb S April 20th, 2012

Oh my gosh!!! I just hatched out 3 baby mottled houdans this morning and I would LOVE to have a better incubator! I was like a mad woman watching the temp and humidity on the one that I have…but it worked!!! A new, better more accurate incubator would help me so much in raising my babies. Thanks !!!

joan taylor April 20th, 2012

We have hatched, chicks, quail and geese. The best part is hearing that first tiny pip even before they break that hole in the shell!!!

raina April 20th, 2012

Oh, how i need an incubator!!! I had two broody hens, they each hatched one surviving chick out of a TON of fertile eggs. Now I dont have ANY broody hens, even my silkies arent broody. I would love some more babies but without a mama willing to sit, and no incubator? Its not happening!

monkeynurse capuchin April 20th, 2012

I love Brinsea!! I stumbled into their store in Titusville one day and bought a “nursery” for my baby monkeys… they kept nice and cozy there after a few modification… Now that I’ve decided to have a “Fowl Farm” Thinking of naming it “Wombs to go” if I can get people over the thought of buying little uteruses… lol Anyway, I find myself scrambling to find a reliable state of the art incubator and have been waiting for Brinsea’s latest Oct 20 with all the bells and whistles including their new technologically advanced system that will cool the eggs every day for a short time simulating the mother hen leaving her eggs for a bit to eat and a little “girl time”…;-) I’m still waiting for a call from Brinsea letting me know when the model arrives but until it does it sure would be fabulous to have one of their little wonders right now!!

tj April 20th, 2012

…Hello, I’d love to win this incubator because I want to offer my new baby chicks the best start that they can get. I’ve never incubated eggs before for fear that I wouldn’t maintain proper temperature, air quality, etc…and I would end up with eggs not hatching or worse yet, partially developed eggs. I realize with incubating eggs that I am helping to bring a little life into the world and I want to do the best that I can do for it. :o)

…I just had a bantam hen of mine go broody and she just hatched 11 baby chicks. I am wanting to change out what few chickens I have and strictly raise Polish Frizzle Chickens which I would buy the eggs from a breeder and hatch them myself but I don’t want to do this without having the best incubator. This incubator sounds perfect. ~:>

…Thank you for the opportunity to win!

…Enjoy your day!

…Blessings :o)

Rita Yamasaki April 20th, 2012

I love chickens, and have always gotten them as chicks. I’ve read so much about hatching eggs at home and want to try it!! I want to do it right though and as easy as possible. With a state of the art Brinsea it would be easy!!

Veronica Moak April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade my incubator. We just bush hogged over a turkey nest. Five eggs survived. Nothing formed in the broken eggs. We think the turkey hen was still laying. I am trying to get my broody hen to take them, because my styrofoam incubator has not worked well with my last few attempts. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this!

Julie Fossum April 20th, 2012

I would love to win! I have exactly the problem mentioned! My hens fail to take care of their chicks and fail to hatch other eggs. They need to be gathered toward the end and put in an incubator. I would love the eggs to hatch as well! Please~ this would lessen my stress.

Garilyn Bardash April 20th, 2012

I would love to be able to hatch baby chicks with this advanced incubator! There is nothing like seeing a new life hatch and looking for it’s mother. Thanks for such a great contest.

Stephanie M. April 20th, 2012

I’ve always heard wonderful things about the Brinsea incubators and would LOVE to actually be the proud owner of one! The styro bators are sooooo hard to keep at a constant temp. and even more difficult to clean… Thanks for offering this chance to win a Brinsea!!!

Arlene Bordelon April 20th, 2012

I would really Love to win a new incubator. My old incubator is a family relic from World War II. The hatching rate is way down to about 25% the last time I tried it. I have raised backyard chickens all my life. I love to talk to my girls, and when I incubate eggs, I talk to the eggs also. That may sound silly, but you may notice a hen will “sing” to her eggs when she settles in her nest, so I figure if it’s good for her, it’s good for me. When the chicks hatch, they know that I’m their Mama ! Thank you for this opportunity to win a Brinsea incubator.

Meredith Elston April 20th, 2012

I would love an incubator:

When we bought the Milton Schoolhouse and began remodeling it into our home and business, my new fiance said to me, “You know, we’re going to need to eat a lot of bacon and eggs to keep this project going!”. He hinted that we should get chickens to supply these eggs for all the muscle power- so I began to research. Two weeks later, I went to a farm to pick up some rhode island reds- but fell in love with a pair of blue silkies.

On the way home, Joel asks me, “Why are we getting chickens again?”

“Because you said you wanted them!”

He didn’t recall the conversation at all and it was a hilarious start to what would become my favorite hobby.

We named the silkie rooster Henry and the hen Nanette. Nanette hatched a small clutch of eggs our first winter- we gave them away to a family with little kids who were just getting into the backyard chickening. I wish we would have kept one! We’ve tried these last two years to get her to hatch another set of eggs, but she’s adopted the unpredictable broodiness of the Rhode Islands and doesn’t sit on them long enough to get them going.

Henry is getting towards the end of his life, but still mates with Nanette. We’d love to hatch a few more blue silkies to preserve the memory of our first year at the schoolhouse.

Kim April 20th, 2012

I would love to win this incubator! We used to have chickens, but moved to the city and just now have gotten our first batch in. I loved watching a mother hen hatch her own, but never had an incubator to help out when she just wasnt interested. I did hatch one egg in my OVEN, using only the light bulb for heat though! It was a great experience, candling the egg, and counting down the days. That chicken was part of our family! Thank you for the opportunity!

Hope April 20th, 2012

It would be a great experience for my children to see the miricle of life before them.

Krista April 20th, 2012

I have 3 young daughters who love their chickens. We are getting 3 more chicks today from a friend’s son who hatched them from his incubator. I know my girls would absolutely love to hatch their own. It would be so educational and fun.

wayne Lea April 20th, 2012

I have raised chickens for years and there is nothing more fun than discovering new borns under a broody hen. Since I have never been able to afford an incubator I have always had to rely on the wonderful broody hens. But it would be so nice to be able to actually “be” the broody hen and watch everyday and se the moment of hatching and know I did that,with help of course!lol. And I remember the times I have had to discard eggs for whatever reason that I was sure would eventually hatch but had no other broody available to continue the hatch. An incubator would be a Gos send at those times!

Avery Robnett April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade my incubator to the brinsea incubator because I am wanting to start a hatchery buisness when I’m older and since the brinsea incubator is more high tech then the one I have now it would help in my hatch rate.

Lisa May April 20th, 2012

These really are wonderful incubators. I love how well they maintain humidity. I would love to upgrade from my styrofoam one. It’s so nice to have a backup for my silkie and cochin mama-hens.

Bobbie G. April 20th, 2012

I am wanting to learn how to use and incubator as I have never had the opportunity to get one! This sounds like it would be great to start with. Thanks for this opportunity!

Colleen V. April 20th, 2012

Oo this would be great! We have a large homestead and I just bought our first batch of baby chicks this year..My mom raised them when I was little and I remember them following us around like we were their moms. I have 4 kids I know they’d love that same experience but id never be able to afford this incubator! Good luck to ev1 and thanks for all the great giveaways you do!
Colleen

wayne Lea April 20th, 2012

Thanks for the opportunity to win an incubator. That would make up for not winning the big lottery!lol

Nicole April 20th, 2012

I would love an upgrade to my incubators. I started out with a little giant hand turning my eggs , also. the first ones were bobwhite quail. Had a great hatch. and I loved seeing the little ones no bigger than my thumb. we raised 35 that year. We upgraded to a hovabator with egg turners. We have had good hatches there to. I hatch eggs all year round. We were fortunate that our turkeys laid in the winter. so we have been blessed with little turkey poults since feb. I am starting to raise phesants, couturnix, and Tenesse Reds. They are quite the pair. Our female hatched out with only half of a beak. she fought hard and is doing great. she’s a fat little gal. We have hatched her eggs, and have not had another half beak out yet. I love seeing the different personalites of birds. it’s amazing to watch them hatch and grow. It is always sad to watch my little babies go to a new home. I always wonder if they were going to a good one. My turkeys haven’t gone broody yet. I’d love to see it. my phesants are babies. I would love an upgrade to a new incubator. My hovabator has been wonderful but getting older. The article you wrote was wonderful. I just love hatches. Whoever wins the incubator I hope they have a wonderful time incubating eggs as we have. Thankyou for the oppurtuinity for the give away. It is a wonderful thing to do.

Brandi Kay April 20th, 2012

I would love to win a Brinsea! We use the styrofoam kind currently we have a couple. It takes a little more work, but it is also in our price range. I have always wanted to try one of these, I think it would make the hatch prossess much more enjoyable! Thanks Brandi

Michelle Bowen April 20th, 2012

I raised chickens growing up and I remember the good old days of the styrofoam incubators, having to add a little water so they don’t dry out, marking them so that you can make sure every one was turned properly:) And the joy of the eggs actually hatching and seeing them take their first clumsy steps! We just got some chicks for egg laying but now I want to let the kids (3, 4, and 9) to experience the joy of hatching eggs as well. Our chicks are still to young to even lay yet so I don’t know if I have one that will be a good mama hen yet. We would love to win this so that we can add to our family of chicks:)
Michelle Bowen

JS April 20th, 2012

I’d love to win an incubator as we’re just starting in the whole new world of chickens!

Paula L. April 20th, 2012

I would love to have an incubator. This is my first attempt at hatching eggs & currently I’m waiting for one of my hens to go broody. If I had an incubator, I could hatch any time of the year, and do it when the chicks would not be in any cold weather when they are graduated to the coop. It seems that my hens get broody at the wrong time of the year, so an incubator would help tremendously!

Steve April 20th, 2012

Would love to upgrade!

Heather April 20th, 2012

Would LOVE to have a new Brinsea incubator. I would love to experience incubating eggs and let my children see how it is done. This would be an awesome Mother’s Day gift!

Bash S. April 20th, 2012

I NEED THIS INCUBATOR! CHICKS, CHICKS, CHICKS! The more the better! Those little fuzzy balls of fur are ADORABLE! I really need a new, good incubator. My old Styrofoam incubator isn’t cutting it anymore. This Brinsea Octagon Advance 20 Incubator would save me a whole bunch of hassle from my old incubator. I have been wanting to buy a new incubator with an automatic egg turner but I just can’t afford one right now, so this would help me a whole lot! I would appreciate it so much if I win. Please MY Pet Chicken, I would love this cool incubator!

Lissa April 20th, 2012

@Bash S., you must have missed that the incubator being given away here in the Brinsea Mini Advance, not the Octagon. The mini is not as large, but it has the same nice automatic functions!

Elizabeth White April 20th, 2012

We are using a styrofoam incubator, with fan and automatic turner, works quite well. But would love to have the Brinsea Mini Advance for when we just want to hatch a handful…hate to run the big one less than half full, but sometimes just want to hatch a few from a particular hen. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

Hannah April 20th, 2012

I would love to win this! I have always wanted to incubate my own eggs!

Judy Owens April 20th, 2012

Wow! There are a lot of chicken lovers out there. I am not alone! 🙂 Our chickens give us so much enjoyment. I love hatching babies. It is so exciting watching to see who is next to make it out of that crowded shell. The Brinsea incubator would be very nice and make it so easy. I hope someone wins who will get lots of good out of it. Maybe me! 🙂

Heather April 20th, 2012

A year ago this week, our day old chicks became like glue to our blended family. We love going out together to care for them. The best part was my step son announcing we were still 10 for 10 when they were still babies–as we had prepared everyone in case there was a death. We are still 10 for 10!

We would love to try hatching them ourselves. My step-son asked last week if we could do it. Receiving this tool would be a huge help.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Karen S. April 20th, 2012

I’d love to win the Brinsea Incubator for my hubby. DH has always talked about us getting roosters so our hens could hatch their own. I’ve always shied away from Roos after hearing stories of how they can be quite a handful! This incubator would be perfect for us!
Thanks so much for the neat giveaway!
Karen in NE Indiana

Susan Sanner April 20th, 2012

I would love to become the Ms. Mother Hen winner, as I am just beginning this whole endeavor after contemplating for some time. This would be a great beginning not only to some chicks I can mother, but to a new blog where I can share my experience.

Catrina OQuinn April 20th, 2012

I HAVE NEVER HATCHED EGGS BEFORE AND WOULD LOVE TO DO IT. MY KIDS COULD APPERCIATE THE CYCLE OF LIFE..

Mary Philipp April 20th, 2012

Oh my gosh, with this Brinsea incubator I could become a REAL broody hen. My girls aren’t even remotely interested in setting in nests and missing meals. That and the fact we don’t have any roosters, I think they resent me for that. My daughter is a first grade teacher, boy would we have a fun show and tell. And I’m sure all the neighbors would want to hatch a batch of their own. We could sure give that incubator quite a work out. I appreciate the opportunity, and Lissa, thanks for sharing your adventure in incubation with us.

nickie April 20th, 2012

I would love to have a brisnea incubator. Having little to no extra income monthly means I could never afford to buy one or expect one from my family as a gift. Gifts for tgis mom usually include the gang trying to get all my daily chores done without breaking or forgetting anything! We enjoy our multi-species flock and I would love something to help me keep it going!

Gail Goodhand April 20th, 2012

I’d so love to win this! Both the incubator and the eggs would be a welcome addition.. Hope who every wins will let us know how it works out.

Connie Evans April 20th, 2012

I would love to learn how to use incubators all the chicks I have ever raised my hens hatched them but with this I could hatch some earlier in the season and by spring they would be good size.This would be great to win this.

Raemarie Sauerhoefer April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade to a Brinsea incubator. I heard very good reviews on this incubator. I have done two hatches with my Styrofoam one and this last hatch wasn’t very successful. Out of 12 fertile eggs I only had two that hatched. Very disappointing and heartbreaking. The only problem that I could see with it was I had trouble getting the temperature steady. I am hoping that my next hatch is a lot better.

Donna Stone April 20th, 2012

I have wanted to hatch baby chicks but shy away. This would be a wonderful gift to get started.

phyllis April 20th, 2012

A Couple years ago we got our first flock n let me.tell.u how.much we love them. I would love to.win the incubator for me and my youngest son. To be.able to.let him watch n realize the miracles of life. Hes always asking where baby chixs.come.from n.to.be able to add to our flock with homegrown babies would be great. Im.so.excited but good luck to.everyone !!! ~:>~

Donna Jett April 20th, 2012

I would love to have a really good incubator. Somehow my 12 hr work schedule along with the travel time doesn’t seem to work well with my styrofoam incubator. But since bills need to be paid I keep trying to hatch eggs. I have one hen that sometimes wants to set but after the first one or two abandons the rest of the eggs. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

Faith E. Bean April 20th, 2012

We would love to win the Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator. It is a wonderful incubator with all of the features that make it easy to use and to get successful hatches. We are a homeschooling family with five kids and we have been keeping chickens for five years. The incubator would allow us to continue advancing our skills as urban homesteaders and teaching our children about sustainable living. Incubating our own eggs would allow us to witness the miracle of life firsthand with our children and would be so exciting as a homeschool project. Thank you so much for this chance to win Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator and giving back to your customers!

GnaS April 20th, 2012

I have heard good things about this incubator, and would love to start with it. I have been wanting to get into/have chickens since I found out that we could have them in town.
This would be an amazing way to get started with my little flock of chickens.

TINA BALDRIDGE April 20th, 2012

WOULD LOVE TO HAVE AN INCUBATOR. MY GRANDBABIES WOULD BE SO EXCITED TO SEE THE BABIES ACTUALLY HATCH. WE HAVE A TURKEY HEN THAT JUST STARTED HATCHING EGGS, BUT THEY CAN’T SEE WHAT IS GOING ON UNDER THE HEN. THEY ONLY GET TO SEE THEM AFTER THEY HATCH. THREE SO FAR. THE TURKEY HEN LET THE CHICKENS LAY THEIR EGGS IN THE NEST TOO. SO, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL HATCH.

Jason Mullins April 20th, 2012

I would love to be the recipient ot a new icubator as a Mr. Mother Hen. I must admit as a child I never was a fan our our feathered friends and that continued into adulthood. I have ducks but hesitated on chickens. Last year a young hen was arrested in a town near as as she was against ordinance. The distraught young boy who purchased her with his own birthday money had become acquainted with us through school visits we had done with our other animals. He knew she would be safe with us. She we took her in and she quickly warmed me up. Something has gone quite “fowl” here at the farm now. I have added baby mixed chicks this year and would love to hatch out the beautiful outcomes and surprises. We still have ducks as well. All together there are 30 birds. We are home to a 4H group as well that could much benefit from the experiene of watching the hatching process. We would love to win one. Thanks!!

Melissa C. April 20th, 2012

I would love to win the Brinsea to hatch eggs with my children. Try just adore our 6 growing chicks we have now, and have already asked about hatching our own when we add to our flock. I know a quality incubator would help us get a better hatch rate, and take a lot of the anxiety and work out of hatching and allow us to just enjoy the process. I also think having the ability to hatch eggs at home might help me win more converts to keeping backyard chickens.

Mary Ann Nickerson April 20th, 2012

I would LOVE to have a Brinsea Incubator. The thought of having baby chicks from my very own flock would be great. I have been waiting for one of the girls to get broody but so far that hasn’t happened.

Brenda Mayer April 20th, 2012

Oh my what a fun prize! From the time I was kid and had the neighbor kid bring me baby birds to feed from nests that would get knocked down, I have loved birds! Then from raising finches and canaries as a young adult, my love for the littlest babies grew even more!! I made an incubator once but it was a failure. Last year I had a duck nesting that abandoned her eggs prior to hatching. I tried to save the babies but since I didn’t have a broody hen as in years past and no incubator I lost them.
I would love for my great nieces and nephews to experience the birth of baby chicks and the excitement of watching them hatch and grow into adults. Then enjoying the eggs once they start producing. Watching their faces light up like mine did when I was a child at such an awe-inspiring experience!!

Elisha April 20th, 2012

We have only just begun learning how incubation works…. we used a hen to hatch some eggs last summer for us- but as a “virgin” broody, she only ended up with two chicks. We were proud none the less. We also have hired some people to hatch our eggs for us, with great success…. but would love to try our hand at hatching ourselves. These are my “babies” and I think starting at the very beginning with them in the incubator would just make the whole experience even more wonderful. We have acquired some new breeds and can not WAIT to start breeding them. I have been researching incubators all week and decided my dream incubator would be the brinsea octagon 20 advance would be the perfect place to start. (I decided this before I even heard of this sweepstakes 🙂 ) Takes the guess work out of temps, humidity and turning, alarms and more. Perfect size for us too… 24 eggs at a time would be a perfect amount to hatch for us. I also have seen some great reviews for this brand and can not wait till I own one myself. Certainly will not collect dust in my house lol.

Jolene Bates April 20th, 2012

I would love to win the Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator. I work and it would help me so much to have one that is more automated than some of the simpler incubators. I can’t afford to go buy one though. My grandkids live in the city and this would be the perfect opportunity to show them how the life cycle of the chicken starts. I would greatly appreciate winning this.

Rosemary April 20th, 2012

I am having such fun feeding the neighbors chickens that come into my yard that it has me thinking of getting some of my own

Randy Hirst April 20th, 2012

I’d love to upgrade! I too have started with a standard styrofoam incubator. One that is a bit more precise would be great!!

Victoria Weinrich April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade. I hatched Buckeye eggs this spring and wish I could get a better hatch rate then what I get with the styro incubator I have.I am getting my Buckeye flock established this year and plan on hatching eggs next spring to help get this heritage/rare breed into more hands of willing breeders.

Rachel G April 20th, 2012

Would love to win the Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator! We are just getting started with the idea of hatching our own eggs. This Incubator seems like it is the perfect size with all the right functions to be able to make it easy for us “first timers”. We are going to start homeschooling our daughter this next school year, and it would be amazing for them all to learn about the cycle of life, from beginning to end. Thank you for the great opportunity to win this amazing product!!

connie April 20th, 2012

I would love a reliable incubator to hatch our chicks especially my son’s call ducks and barred rock bantams.

Katherine April 20th, 2012

I would like the brinsea incubator to upgrade from my styrofoam one. I tried incubating eggs many times when I was younger but could never maintain the right temperature. My husband and I are completing our pen right now and would love to teach our son about life through hatching and raising chicks!

LD April 20th, 2012

I am just getting started with chickens, and am looking forward to this. Having my own incubator would be so awesome!

Amy Kehoe April 20th, 2012

This blog rang so true with me! I have just recently started to hatch eggs with a styrofoam incubator at home, religiously turning my eggs with X’s on one side and O’s on the other. Even though my hatch rate on my first batch wasn’t as great as I would have liked, I AM HOOKED! I so love being a mother hen. My kids were all so excited seeing the eggs hatch open, I think they were checking it more often than I was. The added incubator would be so wonderful to have, especially one as nice as this. Good luck everyone!

Cecilia April 20th, 2012

We have been trying to hatch without much sucess. I would love to try the new incubator and get a better hatch. It is heartbreaking to see eggs that do not hatch !

Amanda Goodwin April 20th, 2012

I would love to win! 🙂 I have never had a Brinsea but have heard nothing but awesome things about it. I would love to try one out for myself!

Stephanie April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade to one of the Brinsea Incubators. I have a very old homemade one. The highly accurate system would be wonderful.

Shawna April 20th, 2012

We just started with chicks, and would love for the kids to next beable to watch eggs hatch. I have been looking for an incubator and have not yet decided on one so this would be great for us.

Promise April 20th, 2012

I’ve never had a real incubator, and the last time I hatched eggs was when I was 8 years old for 4H! This would be the first animal addition to our homestead. How exciting!! Oooooo, how I want to win this one!

tina cossaboom April 20th, 2012

I would love to win the incubator! I can’t afford to buy an incubator at this time, so I have been hoping one of my hens will go broody. Except for 6 Delaware’s that I purchased from Southern States, most of my hens are an assortment of breeds that I inherited from my sister when she passed away from breast cancer in 2009. I would love to be able to incubate some eggs from the chickens that I got from my sister, before they all die of old age.

JR Carey April 20th, 2012

I would love to win the Brinsea Mini Advanced Incubator, it would be a great addition to my little farm in the city. I have found that raising chickens is fun and a great way to relax. Its like the potato chip commercial you can’t eat just one! You can’t have too many chickens! I love all the different breeds and enjoy bringing new breeds in to my flock. I would live to have a reliable incubator to hatch my own. I have a home made incubator that I know will work properly. I am in preparation’s to visit schools and other groups about raising chickens and would love to have this as a tool for this as well. long those same lines I am per mote backyard chickens in the state in witch I live as a means of better food and control over our own nutrition.

Natalie April 20th, 2012

Pick me please! I would LOVE a nice incubator.

Lisa Williams April 20th, 2012

This is our second year with chickens, and I have been researching incubators…..we are so very ready to hatch out some eggs! These incubators look great, and much less labor intensive than some that I have seen….I would love to win it, and I know my children would love to watch them hatch out!

Jamie Martin April 20th, 2012

I haven’t had chickens in yrs and had the styrofoam type incubator…I got a puppy and he chewed it up! Now its yrs later and I’m wanting to get back into chickens and raising my own would be awesome. My mom has already started her flock now its my turn at my own house!

Mary April 20th, 2012

My first and current “incubator” is so small that it would only hold 2 eggs. When both hatched after the third trial…that was a miracle in itself, I was hooked. I just had to try again. I can’t tell you the time and energy it took, BUT did I mention I was hooked. Brinsea is a well known and respected name and I would be proud to own one! It would also save me a lot of grey hairs when what I only wanted was some chicks. 🙂

michelle April 20th, 2012

I’d love to win this my mother did give me an older incubator and I was heart broken with my results very few of the eggs she also supplied hatched…I don’t blame the incubator entirely since I didn’t have instructions for it. I had moved off of the farm in with my fiance and had 11 acres in the country (this is moving from ny to sd). She knew how much I was missing my chickens and after an expensive move knew I couldn’t afford to buy new chickens. I know she would be glad to send me some more eggs if I had a better incubator! Plus I’m getting married this year and this would be the best wedding gift for me….Yea I’m the girl when I lived at home got chicks for her birthday!

Cheryl Lindsay April 20th, 2012

My daughter and I have 3 Rhode Island Red hens we took in from her gymnastic teammates when they realized as they started to feather they were not good pets for their bedroom. I can remember as a kid my dad ordered a little incubator and we hatched quail eggs. I would love for my daughter to experience hatching some chicks of her own! We live in the city…no roosters allowed, so no chance for our 3 girls to hatch any. We do love our girls and hope to add some friends for them in the future. It would be awesome to actually hatch them ourselves! Thank you for offering a contest and giving away a Brinsea Incubator. Our fingers are crossed and hoping to hear from you soon!!!! 🙂

Amy Peare April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade to a Brinsea. I am also using a very basic styrofoam incubator. I have yet to see how well it works- we should have a hatch any day. Before this I had always relied on broody hens. But my passion is for heritage breeds, and I would like to have a reliable incubator so that I can do my part in helping preserve old and forgotten breeds of chickens and other poultry.

Marey DeFreitas April 20th, 2012

Just finished reading, and thought how fabulous it would be to have one of these nifty incubators. I am quite the novice of ‘chicken rearing’, I just got 6 babies a few weeks ago and am in love with them all!
I would love nothing more than to be able to hatch eggs at home and with such a nice peice of equipment, it would definatly lessen the amount of hair I would probably pull out by trying to use something else.
: )

bibi rehman April 20th, 2012

I would love to start hatching my own chicks! I’ve never hatched anything in a incubator before, and this is something I want to try. I have bought baby chicks from feed stores, and just recently ordered from MPC. I would love to add to my flock, hoping to hear from you soon!! 🙂

Judy Jacobs April 20th, 2012

Our hens get confused, sometimes letting new eggs join the clutch, sometimes leaving the clutch, and last year a hen kicked out her chicks as they hatched, where they were pecked by others. It was horrible! We managed to snatch most of the hatchlings and put them in a brooder. But I’d rather have a reliable Brinsea than an unreliable broody or the obsolete foam incubator here. It’s hard to get parts for it, and it’s hard to clean. PLEASE choose me!

Gabrielle W. April 20th, 2012

I would love to win this because I don’t even own an incubator. The last time (and only time) I hatched chicks it was using my friends standard Styrofoam incubator. I’d hate to keep borrowing hers, when she hasn’t even used it yet!

Kathy P April 20th, 2012

Oh, how I’d love to upgrade to a more automated and accurate incubator, such as the Brinsea! Right now I am using a standard stryrofoam type incubator, and my hatch rate is less than satisfactory. It’s so exciting to watch for the first sign of the egg pipping, then to see the little “peeper” pop out of the egg, and take it’s first stumbling steps!

Deanna Parrish April 20th, 2012

We first got invoved in raising chickens because my daughter joined the 4H club. Since her first poultry project and showing we’ve expanded our backyard farm to 12 chickens. My daughter has been a part of raising chickens from week old chicks to full grown chickens, and we would like to start incubating and hatching eggs so that she can see the full life cycle of a chicken, and learn what it takes to incubate, hatch, and raise a chicken from the very begining. It would be a great learning experience for us all.

jess s April 20th, 2012

I love all the features that the brinsea incubators have! It takes a lot of the guesswork out of incubating!

Carissa April 20th, 2012

We are finally moving! We’ve looked at houndreds of houses with one requirement – Can we own chickens? So since signing the contract, I’ve planned a coop and picked out chickens. I’ve debating between getting chicks or hatching eggs. Hatching eggs would be awesome for my 4 year old son! We’d love to hatch the chicks and and be the brood. 🙂

Brandi Adkin April 20th, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea because I have heard nothing but wonderful things about it. Also I have never had a incubator before except one that I have made. Hatching eggs is a fun project for my children and they would love it!

Val April 20th, 2012

We are trying to hatch turkey eggs for the first time. We were hoping the hens would do it but one of the hens keeps laying but won’t sit and I just couldn’t watch all the eggs just die without even trying. The other hen kept adding them to her nest but she was getting way to many eggs. So now we have 18 eggs inside, in a box, under a heat lamp, with bowls of water, a sprayer, and all of us taking turns turning the eggs. It hasn’t taken long to figure out that this probably isn’t the best way to go about it 🙂 Since I can’t really justify the cost of an incubator for my chicken and turkey hobby, winning one here would be a dream come true 🙂

Allyson C. April 20th, 2012

I have had my trials and tribulations with different styles of incubators. I am currently still running a counter top styrofoam but I have a fan and a turner now. Winning a Brinsea Mini would be great! Not for me but for my 6 year old daughter. She has Aspergers and one of the things she has a huge interest in is chickens. She helps me take care of them at all ages. When I get out the incubator she just lights up and stands over it for the next 21 days like a mother hen. It would be so wonderful for me to be able to say here this is your incubator. Then she truly could say I did it all by myself!

Becky Green April 20th, 2012

I would love to win this as we are just starting with chickens and am already addicted! We do not have an incubator and I would love to win one! Thank you for this chance!

Alana Cooke April 20th, 2012

I would love to incubate my own chicks!!! I started raising chickens a year ago and am now working on integrating my newest chicks. Ever since my hens started laying I’ve been thinking about hatching my own, but incubaters can be pricey so I’ve put it off. Now with my new batch of chicks I think I have two roo’s a silver laced wyandotte and a isa brown. I’d love to mix the isa brown with one of my barred rocks or RIR. I dont care if its a “mutt” It’d be a great experience not only for me but also my daughters! Hopefully I’ll be drawn!

Roxanne April 20th, 2012

I’ve never hatched eggs before, but the Brinsea incubator sounds really great. I would love to get one!

TS Culpepper April 20th, 2012

We need one to start our own laying hens and to provide chicks to the community once the city of Anderson, SC passes the ordinance to allow for chickens. The incubator will be given to the Montessori School of Anderson to be used as a learning tool for students and cared for by the high school program.

Makenna April 20th, 2012

Got started about 3 years ago with a styrofoam bator. I would love an upgrade!!!!

margaret April 20th, 2012

I would love to hatch at home. My children are both home schooled and the chicken eating dog when to his dog house in the sky. I can finally have a flock!

Sue C April 20th, 2012

I would LOVE to win this incubator to hatch eggs in my classroom! Thanks for the opportunity.

Bob Mckeithen April 20th, 2012

I’ve babies from the Post Office. Now it’s time to take next step

Diane Herring April 20th, 2012

Love reading this post and is new to the whole incubator process. I don’t. Have at broodier hens right now and wished I did. My two little silkies. That are a pair are the sweets chickens that I have. My little soot that’s little female started laying eggs about close to a month ago hasn’t thought about broodie at all. I bought a incubator. A little gignt and there to hat h on the 5th of may. I am solo excited and can hardly wait. I would. Love to be called Mrs mother hen. ‘

Alicia April 20th, 2012

Would love to upgrade to a brinsea incubator!! I’ve never owned this brand, but have really wanted one!! From what I have read they are the best next to mama hen herself!!

I have three kids, we just love watching chicks hatch. It’s so amazing to watch a new life begin.

Natalie April 20th, 2012

I NEED AN INCUBATOR!! I have tried a styrofoam one and not one of my eggs hatched. I have one serama hen right now and we love her so much that we would love to have more!! It’s easy to find fertile eggs and I would love to try hatching my own again!! Thank you so much….PLEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE????

Dawn April 20th, 2012

Currently using 2 styrofoam incubators. Not getting good results and I am desperately trying to hatch eggs from my pair of Sultans. I can run 2 incubators and get a dismal hatch. Well, I am thankful something is hatching, but only 2 and 3 out of 9-12 eggs make one want to just give up.

Pattie Ferrell April 20th, 2012

My daughter and I love to care for our chickens! She’s 13 now and it’s something we’ve done together for years. When it was time to replace some of our aging egg-layers, we just has to keep a couple of our favorites, and thus, our chickens as true pets started! We want to remain small scale so ordering by mail is difficult for us because we only want to add a few along. We just most recently added a couple polish and we’re simply in love with them. We would love to the opportunity to hatch them ourselves at some point – how fun and exciting that would be!

Gustaf April 20th, 2012

I would like to try this incubator because my son Nick just loves poultry and is constantly talking about getting eggs to hatch. He is six years old on April 28 and I would love to try this with him. He would be so excited to watch a chick hatch in his own home.

Tina May April 20th, 2012

My dad lives just up the road and has been raising and hatching chicks for several years and I visit his chickens quite often. I spend hours marveling at and holding the chicks. I also spend a lot of time photographing them. I most enjoy listening to the hens “sing” and marveling at their ways. As much as I love visiting my daddy, I want to be able to walk in my backyard and experience the same thing. The best way for me to do that is to hatch our own babies. We have a coop ready and have been researching the best pet chicken breed for our family.

Deb April 20th, 2012

I would love to have an incubator again. Several years ago we tried incubating eggs in an old Styrofoam incubator we were given. At the time we were also trying to sell our house. I faithfully turned and monitored them and everything, but they ended up not only not hatching, but one cracked and stunk up the whole house one hour before we were supposed to show it to a potential buyer. Needless to say the house didn’t sell and my husband said that was the end of our incubating of eggs. We just got chicks 3 weeks ago, but would love to try incubating some eggs (I want some Easter eggers!)

Meghan King April 20th, 2012

I would love to win this so much! I have become an obsessed chicken owner
! I have been dying to get an incubater but its just not in the budget to buy one right now. : ( Cant wait until I can hatch some eggs at home. I have a 16 month old baby and she loves all the chicks and chickens we have. Its something special I want her growing up and doing. Thanks so much
Meghan

Carla April 20th, 2012

I would like to Win a Brinsea incubator so I could hatch any eggs any time of the year just to get some different Breeds and I have never experience the wonderful moment of seeing a new little life working its way out of its shell. I love Chickens they never get boring I could sit and watch them for hours they are amazing and smart birds.

Gigi Sel. April 20th, 2012

As a mother of two, very big boys that won’t stop growing, and a wife. This would be great for my chicken hobby. I’ve been looking for an affordable incubator that is of high quality but at a good price. I’v been looking for some new baby chickies but there is a large hassle from the other Styrofoam incubator. I would love this Brinsea, I heard that Brinsea is a great brand, so this would be so great if I win because I would win a beautiful incubator that is perfect and get some more cute baby chicks that will be covered in love. I LOVE My Pet Chicken, so I hope I win! My kids will also be happy if I win this!

Paula Langhorst April 20th, 2012

I would love a Brinsea incubator! I have never hatched chicks before but would love to watch this with my 9 year old.

Jamie Thomas April 20th, 2012

A few years ago I tried to hatch some babies using a basic styrofoam incubator. I researched for months beforehand and once the eggs were set, I continually checked the temperature and humidity, trying to keep it just right . I thought all was going well…that was until hatch day arrived and only 2 out of 20 hatched. I was so distraught and heartbroken over the ones that didn’t make it, I never tried to hatch again. Well now that a few years have passed, I am ready to try again and would LOVE to have the Brinsea incubator!!!

Roberta Myers April 20th, 2012

Wow, the Brinsea incubator would be so great to have! I have yet to have a successful hatching. It would bring me the full circle in the chick/chicken experience.

Thomas Talarico April 20th, 2012

All incubator get the job done from one degree or another, but I would like to have any Brinsea incubator for the simple reason that I have never seen a bad review on any of the models anywhere on the internet or anywhere else for that matter. I have been researching incubators for about six months now and when I can afford it I will buy a Brinsea.

Jody Pautsch-Wygans April 20th, 2012

I currently have a Styrofoam incubator but I would LOVE to upgrade to Brinsea because I have heard they are THE best on the market. Everyone I know that has one is very pleased and has very high hatch rates. Pick me, pick me, pike me! 🙂

Shanya G. April 20th, 2012

I would love to get this little incubator because at the present time I am borrowing a friends incubator to hatch eggs, because I gave both of my old incubators to a local elementary school along with about 200 eggs to help the kids learn about hatching chicks.
I realized afterwards that I really did enjoy incubating eggs and had to borrow a friends to hatch out some Black Copper Marans eggs that she gave me. ( because her hubby wont let her incubate anymore !! )
So really it would be nice to A. upgrade B. not hatch SO many at one time and C. Just see how incredibly different it would be to go from a styrofoam one to a nice modern looking small incubator !!

Sheryle April 20th, 2012

Would love this incubator! Would be so much easier to use than my huge galvanized one I use!

Tanya Long April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade I am currently using a homemade one my son made for me. It used incandescent light bulbs and soon those will be hard to come by. so I really need to find a new incubator. I love hatching chicks. and raising chickens and from what I have heard about this incubator it is the best for what I am wanting to do.

Janna April 20th, 2012

I’d love one. I find it very hard to regulate the temperature in the styrofoam incubator I have and am actually not sure I’m going to end up with many chicks despite having started with so many. A brinsea would be fabulous!

Sam April 20th, 2012

Hello My name is Sam and I love chickens. When I was little I wanted to raise chickens so badly and I kept begging my parents to let me get some but they just kept saying no. We moved into a new house 5 years ago and I have been raising chickens ever since. I have had my Silkie hen hatch some eggs for me but the other hens were so mean to here that I couldn’t find which eggs were which so I just let them all stay until one day I went out there and found two little fuzz balls peeping under her wing and I was so excited. I would love to get that experience again but all my chickens died from a disease that they got at the local fair. I was devastated so we went to get new chicks from the local Family Farm and Fleet and it’s just not the same as getting to hatch the chicks yourself. I think that you should let me win the incubator so I can experience the fun of hatching chicks with my parents and my sister. I would so much appreciate it, Thank You.

Than Angell April 20th, 2012

I’d like to have a nice new incubator. I have lots of predators around, so I need to keep raising chicks.

steph adlon April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade because the old Styrofoam one I have got chewed up by mice in storage and now I do not have any at all and every spring I hatch a few batches to show the kids how the eggs grow and hatch. I will miss doing that and would love to have a new one so I can continue educating the kids on poultry. the city kids always in joy it the most.

Rosemary April 20th, 2012

we have just gotten into chickens and my daughter keeps asking if we can hatch some of the eggs once the chicks start to lay. I told her we would really have to look into it as we need several things for that to happen. thank you for offering this chance to win one.

Pam April 20th, 2012

I would absolutely love to have one of these a Brinsea incubators! The ability to buy hatching eggs and make it a DIY project is so very appealing! Thank you for doing this giveaway!!!

Judy Moser April 20th, 2012

I take my Silkies to my preschool classroom and I would love to allow my city kids to experience the hatching of a chick. A Brinsea incubator would be a perfect way to do this.

Maresa April 20th, 2012

I would LOVE an incubator especially if my hen decides not to be broody (like she did a few weeks ago and just abandoned her last two eggs. I was crushed as I couldn’t do anything about it 🙁 Love you MPC

jonathan phillips April 20th, 2012

Hi,i would like to have a brinsea because of there reputation all reviews point to a great incubator and when you raise out of the old style incubator and you are hatching chicks,turkeys ducks and guineas one of these sure would be a perfect find.hope to win god bless

MaryAnn B April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade from my styrofoam deathtrap. 🙁 I have had the worst luck with hatching in it, as it is so very temperamental. I love trying to hatch eggs, but it has been heartbreaking as I always lose some because the humidity goes all wonky during incubation. It makes me feel like a bad person. Getting a Brinsea would make me feel like less of a bad person.

Recently I was at the aquarium in Gatlinburg, TN with friends. They were squealing about the baby penguins in the nursery. Me on the otherhand went, “Oh wow! Do you see that? Do you SEE THAT?!?! They’re using a Brinsea!!! Those are greatest!” (I’m guessing they don’t come programmed for hatching penguin eggs though.) 😉

Delton Malone! April 20th, 2012

?I have gotten hatching eggs in styrofoam incubator, and it is quite challenging to be a daddy hen. This would greatly enhance the experience and being a new to be daddy in real life would be awesome. I would be raising a daughter and chicken babies together.

Sybil Hoffon April 20th, 2012

I would love to hatch out some baby chicks! The Brinsea incubator would make the job so much easier and it’s compact so it will be easy to place in the house. The grandchildren would love to watch the chicks hatch. A whole new generation of “chicken lovers” will begin!

Floyce Cleghorn April 20th, 2012

We have had several hen to be broody however, they are so big till the eggs get broken/eaten before they hatch. Out of 15 eggs I only hatched 1 chick. I am trying so desperately to increase my Black Copper Marans hens so a small incubator would be most helpful to me . Thank you so much. God bless you.

Dolores Boysia April 20th, 2012

I have tried to hatch 2 batches of eggs with a borrowed incubator. No success. Finally figured out the incubator was calibrated incorrectly and the eggs were getting cooked. Would love to try again with the proper euipment. Winning this incubator would be the perfect solution.

Lisa April 20th, 2012

I would love to own a Brinsea incubator. I followed another blog and there was a 100% hatch. Hatching here at home would complete the circle of owning chickens. Hope I win….

Ginger Reshel April 20th, 2012

I started with one of those styrofoam thingys, too. They really do take a lot of babysitting! We are hoping to get somebody interested in setting, but,like you said, sometimes you just need a plan B! Drooling over the incubator and the brooder, too!

Monica Harrison April 20th, 2012

We have been having a friend hatch eggs for us at their house and would love to own one ourselves. That way we would be able to take special care of our own babies and give them the TLC they deserve! Who doesn’t LOVE baby chicks!

Lois Dick April 20th, 2012

I would love to up-grade. I have been using the styrofoam incubator for about two years. The temperature is very sensitive andI nearly cooked my eggs last summer when the air conditioner stopped working. Hopefully a better quallity incubator will result in a superb hatch!

Peggy April 20th, 2012

How exciting to help bring baby chicks into the world. The 21st day must feel like Christmas to you. I am new in the chicken business and only recently have considered hatching out chicks. After reading your blog, I think it would be an awesome experience. Of course, I’ll need an incubator since all my chickens are only 7 weeks old!

Raquel Green April 20th, 2012

I would be in heaven if I won this wonderful incubator. I have never hatched eggs before, and have been researching products – this incubator would be a dream come true! It is a perfect fit for someone just starting out, such as myself! The automatic egg turning feature is a must have! Plus the countdown date to hatch and temperature alarms would be extremely handy! I’ve been reading chicken raising magazines and books for months now and I’m ready to become an awesome “Mother Hen,” pick me! If selected, you can expect a full product testimonial and photos of the baby chicks and their growth progress! 😉

Debbie April 20th, 2012

I would love to win this! I don’t have any incubators now, although my father-in-law will hatch some of his eggs for me if I can get there to pick them up. (He lives in another state…) I would love to help w/ the endangered ones-and my cats say I’m a good Mom!

Love the blog btw.

tess April 20th, 2012

Would love this incubator to help create wonderful memories with my grandsons…

Donna Boyce April 20th, 2012

I would love to have this incubator,I have a styrofoam one now and I do not get very good hatches with it.I order a lot of eggs thru the mail and the hatch rate is very poor,but I think if I had this incubator I would have better luck.I have to order form other sellers because we don`t have very many breeds here in northern Maine,I`m kinda in the sticks.It would be nice to have a smalller bator because there has been times when I need to hatch out one egg that a hen has left.I really would love to have this,you don`t know how much I want one of these.Donna

Julie April 20th, 2012

We have kept chickens for 12 years, but have always bought the chicks. We would love to hatch our own with a Brinsea incubator and become their mother hen!

Angela Easter April 20th, 2012

I would LOVE to win an incubator!!!!! I have been looking at fancy incubators that I could hatch baby chicks in again!!! I love it when they first crack out of the shell and they look at you like your “mommy!’

Debbie April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade my incubator. My daughters and I have been hatching chicks and pheasants for several years now for 4-H projects. We have also set up an incubator in the Childrens Farm at the county fair. It is a wonderful experience for everyone. I have to say my favorite part, is hearing the little chicks peeping before they even start working their way out of the shells. They are such strong little things. Excuse me…I need to go turn my eggs. 🙂

Barbara Vick April 20th, 2012

I love making new memories with my grandchildren!!! The LOVE anything chicken related!!! So I REALLY hope I win!!!!!

Sheryl April 20th, 2012

I always wanted to hatch baby chicks. I have 6 chickens and I just lost my first one and I was so sad. I have got very attach to my girls and they are very attach to me, I am there mommy. I just ordered 4 more baby chicks and I would love to win my first incubator,so I can hatch my own.

Karen Surprenant April 20th, 2012

I would like nothing better than to throw the incubator I’m using, out the door! I have just about given up with poor hatch rates, and replacing turners because of burnt out motors, or broken plastic pieces. I didn’t even put eggs in it this year, just because of the frustration. A Brinsea sounds great! THAT would get me started again with something I just love doing!

Teresa Morton April 20th, 2012

I would love to win your incubator. I would love to share with my my grandchildren the joy of watching a new life begin.

Debbi April 20th, 2012

After the many many entries above I’ll never win it. But I live chicks and would love to hatch my own ;0)

Jordan April 20th, 2012

I could really use a new one my kid loves to watch them hatch and for the last two years the kids next door have come over on hatch day to watch. This last winter we got a new puppy and he did what puppys do and destroyed the one we had so this year we had to buy chicks instead of hatch them and all the kids said that wasn’t fun. I would really like to get a nice one that is easy for all of them to see then they come over!!!!

Debbie Black April 20th, 2012

I would absolutely LOVE to win this Brinsea Incubator! I was finally able to move back to a place where I can have animals again, and chickens and dairy goats were the first things I got!! I missed them so much. My youngest daughter, and my grandson (who both live with me) would both be so excited to watch the miracle of an egg becoming a chick!! It would be an awesome blessing to be able to share with them. Maybe my older two grandsons could come visit and share as well!!

Michelle Lynn Benge April 20th, 2012

I am new at being a chicken mom. I would love to be able to give my girls the gift of being a mom as well when they get broody. I can’t have a male because of the noise ordinance. Plus there has been a couple times that my kids brought me eggs that they “found” and sadly I couldn’t help them despite my efforts. It looks like the easiest incubator that a person like myself could use and not screw it up! I tend to try and rescue every animal in need, so please consider me so I can help not only my chickens, turkeys and ducks but others as well. My latest joy was a Virginia rail! She was set free two days ago after a cat attack. Just a hurt leg, but all is well now. I would be your free advertiser! I would put a sign in my front yard if you pick me, and post pictures on Facebook!!!

Ami April 20th, 2012

My kids and I just hatch our first batch of eggs and they loved it. It would be great to have a better incubator.

Ben April 20th, 2012

I’d like to win the Brinsea incubator so that I can use it to hatch eggs from the new chickens I am getting. It would be awesome to use in conjunction with the styrofoam one I already use. Plus having an Brinsea incubator automatically gives you bragging rights when talking to fellow Chicken Addicts!

AuberyMirkwood April 20th, 2012

I have always wanted to hatch my own chicks! Even though I go momma hen over my babies when they arrive there has to be something special trully being the momma hen myself! I can only imagine the wait, the tension, the excitment of that first peep!

Jennifer April 20th, 2012

I too have started with the foam incubator and would love to upgrade! Hatching chicks is fun!

Jennifer April 20th, 2012

Well to start off, I’m new to raising chickens….to be very frank, I have no chickens yet, lol. So I would like to start with this incubator. I read about it and, wow, I didn’t know an incubator could do so much! I think to freshly start out, as I am, I should do it on the right foot.

Vickie A April 20th, 2012

I would love an upgrade because it would be more convienent for a smaller hatch load and seems easier to clean. I also LOVE the almost 360 degree clear view of the process.

OC GardenJen April 20th, 2012

I WOULD LOVE an incubator. I want to expand my flock and also be able to provide local folks here with rare breed chickens from time to time. I’ve used the styrofoam type and it worked fine too, but the Brinsea looks purty!!!!

Janina Cornelius April 20th, 2012

I would like the incubator so that I hatch my own chickens for my family. My son has food allergies so we have to make most our food. He loves eggs so be able to hatch more chickens would be a great experience for us all to be eat what we grow.

Cindy Newell April 20th, 2012

I would love to win the Brinsea incubator! After 4 failed attemps with my styrofoam one I am ready to upgrade. Hopefully this will end my bad luck and frustrations. I can’t think of a better mother’s day gift (other than a handful of dandilions from my little girls). I would love to be the first person to brag about this new incubator to my fellow chicken friends!

LindaG April 20th, 2012

Everyone I have read swears by Brinsea.
Thank you for giving one away.
I’d love to start my flock with eggs from My Pet Chicken in a Brinsea incubator!

Wendy S April 20th, 2012

Oh! I really want that incubator! I have tried and tried to hatch eggs with my current incubator but have failed and failed again. They would seem to be okay and then die on day 18 or never hatch. I gave up as it was too disheartening.

Out of all the other incubators I have looked at I think the one in this giveaway is the right one for me. It is on my “one day” list and has been for a while. I do not want to hatch massive amounts but 7 at a time would be perfect!

Plus getting some free hatching eggs would be so cool!

Cara Switzer April 20th, 2012

This incubator would be a fantastic opportunity for my Girl Scout troops and my own little girls to experience hatching eggs! We’ll be getting our chicks in a little more than a week and my girls are already asking about hatching eggs to add to the flock. What a great way to take the educational process back a step and allow them to form that much more of a bond! It would also give me the opportunity to recruit more parents that have said they’re on the fence about owning chickens! Thanks so much for giving everyone the change to win!

Melissa April 20th, 2012

We would love to hatch eggs at home! We have never done it before, but started thinking about it this year. We started home schooling and thought it would be a great learning experience! Please consider our family! Thank you!

RoseMarie Fiske April 20th, 2012

I’ve just read the reviews on this Brinsea what a product!. A big improvement over my styrafoam. Today is day 21 of my 1st batch i have 8 eggs left that are supposed to be salmon faverolles I am trying to hatch for a friend.. I purchased 12 Ancona a breed that people are trying to bring back. All 12 were clear, so I guess they got shaken up to much, or I bumbled it. It’s so difficult to keep the temp and humidity correct. The room temperature can change the inside temp and humidity. I know with a Brinsea incubator I would have a much better chance of helping my pet breed become more popular and be able to see the miracle of chicks hatching.

Nan April 20th, 2012

Fantastic! Although I have only had chickens for a couple of years, I am completely hooked,and having an incubator is a wonderful next step to add to my “girls” by becoming a Mother Hen!

Sue Schuster April 20th, 2012

It would be great to upgrade from my old styrofoam . I have hatch eggs in a bucket with just a light also , it would be great to have a dependable place to hatch chicks.

Krystal Tenny April 20th, 2012

We are just beginning to get into chickens and have just fallen in love with them and all their little personalities. I currently have 6 7 week old buff orps that act like little puppy dogs. They always come running and gobble things out of my hands. We would love to have an incubator so as to start hatching and adding to our lovely little flock.

Jacob Bailey April 20th, 2012

We would love to have a Brinsea Mini Advance incubator! We are just starting with chickens – this April marks the end of our first year and we have loved it all. We want the experience of hatching our own chicks and the experience of hatching eggs at home. Neither of us had the experience growing up – either at home or in school, so we are just like little kids looking forward to hatching our own chicks. We have heard from members of our local poultry society that Brinsea makes the best incubators – especially for beginners – because some units come with fully controlled temperature, humidity, and turning abilities, which will hopefully help with a successful hatch! We have been researching incubators and fertile hatching eggs – MyPetChicken seems to have a great selection. Even if we don’t win the incubator and eggs, we’ll probably use a Brinsea and get eggs from MyPetChicken!

Holly Smith April 20th, 2012

I would love a brinsea so that I could have an incubator for hatching only or a separate one to do duck eggs. I’ve heard it is really a good idea and brinsea has great reviews for their incubators. This would be an awesome present! I’m excited right now just thinking about trying it!

Lisa Parton April 20th, 2012

We use a styrofoam incubator but mostly use our silky hen she is a wonderful sitter and can hatch more eggs than our incubator. The Brinsea could give her some good competition!

Diana April 20th, 2012

My kids and I have hatched little chickys in the past. And loved it. Watching them grow in the egg, by candleing them. Makes you realy get attacched to your little buddies before they even hatch. Would realy like to do it again. I have never herd of this type of incubater, would like to try it out. Hint hint lol. Thanks

montana April 20th, 2012

i love all incubator,i wood like to start a flock my chickens wont hatch the eggs so i need a incubator, love chickens

Shannelle Mooney April 20th, 2012

I would LOVE to have an upgrade on an incubater. I love hatching eggs and seeing them accomplish getting out of the egg. I hatch eggs for my SAE project in FFA. If i had an upgrade it would really help with my SAE Project.

Kyle Bowser April 20th, 2012

I have never hatched my own chicks, but if I ever do I will do it right, with the right equipment!!! Gotta take tips from the pros, they do all the work so we dont have to 🙂

Aisha R. April 20th, 2012

I would love to upgrade to this new incubator because my old incubator was sold too me broken. I would love to hatch some peeps with my siblings so we could learn more about chicks so .I hope i win good luck to all!

David Leibig April 20th, 2012

I have just started my new flock, there almost 3 weeks old I just had to put the 8 in a larger brooder. It’s nice being single, i have them right next to the wood pile right in front of me. Gotta clean often going to have to move them soon to a bigger home, they are showing a noticable growth spurt daily. My brother the carpender is making a coup. I think I’m going to be getting more chicks so they won’t get lossed in the coup. What a better way, than to win this incubator. I’m amazed at the thought into the design. If I win I’ve decited to let my grandson hatch the eggs, with my daughters supervision and I will raise them for him. This way he can come and visit his own chickens. Loving being a Grandpa. 🙂

Gabrielle Calderon April 20th, 2012

Why do I want a Brinsea? Joe and Baby–my ameraucanas. Baby isn’t broody, and I’m not ready for her to BE broody, but someday, I want to hatch out a dozen or so of her and Joe’s chicks, and I would be sad to see it go wrong. So please? Brinsea?

Melissa Kahn Wilkenfeld April 20th, 2012

My husband and I are at the airport on our way home from a wonderful honeymoon in Maui, following our most special garden wedding in which our black bantam frizzle participated (the New York Times even wrote an article!). Not until we layed around on the beach for a week did I learn that my husband had never had the experience of watching a chick hatch from an egg!! We vowed this week that part of our own family plan for our own babie(s) is to make sure we hatch chicks for Adam and our future baby person to see, and to add to our flock of 6 young adult hens in time. We’re still in the planning stages for babies (and baby chickens), but a super snazzy incubator would sure be a nice addition to our new home together! (mine is nearly 30 years old and probably headed for the “combining households” yard sale in a few weeks!)

Kelli April 20th, 2012

I would love to win! I’ve never hatched chicks myself before and I would really like to have a good incubator to help me do so. I’ve had so much fun raising baby chicks and think it would be so cool to see them hatch myself. 🙂

Brenda April 20th, 2012

I would love to hatch my own chicks. I have my first chicks now (they are 7 weeks old) and I think it would be great to see the beginning for my next batch of chicks. I have never had an incubator but would love to try it.

Laura Rodriguez April 20th, 2012

i would love the opportunity to experience the Brinsea Octagon 20 Advance, it would be a great wonder for me and my children to to have a higher expectancy rate of hatching. my children love hearing the first peeps before the egg is broken open! i think its fabulous!

Eleanor Farlow April 20th, 2012

I have hatched under hens and in an incubator and next year I want to hatch in a kindergarten class I will be teaching. The mini advance by Brinsea would really be perfect for a classroom! I can’t see any way to have a better hatch than one of those!

Nancy L April 20th, 2012

I have never raised chickens, but I have always wanted to, would love to have been raised on a farm. Always dreamed of being a farmer. My husband used to incubate and hatch chicken eggs, when he was young. We would love to have some backyard chickens now and I know we would both love to incubate and hatch our own baby chicks. This sounds like so much fun, part of a dream come true. Not exactly a farm, but a nice little substitution.

Laura Jenkins April 20th, 2012

My black copper hen has gone broody so a friend gave me eggs to put under her…we have a roo but he is too young…can’t wait. I also have an incubator that I got last year and this year as a birthday present to myself I’m going to hatch some eggs…just love those babies

Ros April 20th, 2012

I would love to have the opportunity to use a Brinsea incubator to hatch chicks in my classroom. I have been teaching third grade now for two years. Last spring, a fellow colleague of mine let me borrow her incubator and my students and I hatched 11 chicks. This year, I would love to hatch eggs again, but I have no incubator to use. Being a teacher, I have no budget left for classroom expenses and I cannot afford an incubator out of my own personal budget. I would love for my students to experience what my class experienced last year. This would be an unforgettable event for my students, whom otherwise would never be able to experience this miracle of mother nature up close and in person.

Axee yang April 20th, 2012

I would great if I got it because my son and his friend are trying to hatch some egg and it doesn’t turn out so well. Plus I don’t think my leghorn will go broody an it would be fun for my son and his friend to hatch some

Corey Gerow April 20th, 2012

I started with 6 silkie eggs that didn’t hatch. I would love to try a Brinsea incubator but have always been out of range in terms of price. If I could hatch a chick or a duck in a real incubator I’d be forever grateful. Miracle of life is amazing. 🙂

Chel April 20th, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea. I have never incubated or hatched my own eggs, have just always ordered chicks for my flock, but would love to give it a try! I am also a teacher, so was thinking I could even hatch the babies inside of my classroom for the kiddos to see (at a safe distance, of course)!

Jessica April 20th, 2012

The picture of the hatching chick caught my attention. Nothing is better than seeing the little chick struggling to get out of the egg..then finally breaking free. I waited 2 years before I was able to get a syrofoam incubator and now it’s better days are behind it. Last year I tried letting the silkie hens sit on the eggs…bad idea. One of the eggs went bad and it brought the racoons around…not a happy ending. I had to start a new flock. Never doing that again. A new incubator would make my year.

Terri April 20th, 2012

I would love to have the mini advance Brinsea. I want to start my chicken family and having an incubator would be better than getting chicks because it will give me a better start at imprinting on them earlier.

Cindy L April 20th, 2012

I would love a Brinsea incubator, not just because a small incubator would be perfect for our small flock of 11, or that my children would love the very idea of hatching eggs indoors, or that our one hen that went broody picked a spot 7 feet up in a hayrack and is quite miffed that we discovered her secret layer lair. It’s mostly that I think an incubator would be a great next step and my husband is dubious of my DIY ideas. “We could use that cooler!” “We are using that cooler, see the food in it?” “Oh! The Dora the Explorer minivan!” “No.” … I think I should stick with an actual incubator.

Sister Gabriel April 20th, 2012

Not only would Iove the mini advance Brinsea, but so would all the future chicks we would be incubating! I lost 5 chicks in the process of hatching and 2 shortly thereafter. It would be nice for my students to see better success in the hatching process!

Thank you!

Gin April 20th, 2012

I would LOVE to have this incubator. I am enthusiastic about starting to raise my own chicken. Hatching chicks will be a great project for my young family. My husband is coming home from a deployment in a few days, and my son is an animal lover just like me.
I already know I will be the perfect Chick Momma, because I do a great chicken imitation and I can do the ‘chicken dance’ !

Hannah April 20th, 2012

I’m actually on thirteen and I would love to have an incubator. Me and my dad tried to incubate a dozen eggs in a homemade incubator butit didn’t work. My dad wont buy me a real incubator because they are to much money so I would LOVE an incubator!!

Chris April 20th, 2012

Over the past few years I’ve hatched either chickens or ducklings in my classroom Styrofoam incubator (I’m a 3rd grade teacher). Last years students were a little rough with the incubator however and I don’t have one for this year’s group. It would be awesome if my kids could experience the joy of watching life come out of an egg!

Lesli Miles April 20th, 2012

I just love hatching eggs, too. We have only started with chickens but let a couple of gold lace cochin bantam sisters hatch some eggs. Actually had them side by side on the eggs. Only 3 hatched but it is so cute to watch the 3 chicks run from mother to mother. They are both so protective of them but share the duties. I don’t know if anyone else has had 2 hens share babies but it is adorable.
Would love to win this incubator and the eggs. We always have room for more feather kids.

Kelley Thies April 20th, 2012

I would love to win a Brinsea incubator, I have wanted 1 for yrs but being on disability I can’t afford it, been stuck with an old worn out, careful not to pump it or the temp changes incubator, lost a great many eggs to that. But now I have hope in a wonderful dream of winning a Brinsea.

Thanks for the Dream

Den April 20th, 2012

I’d love to upgrade to a brinsea! I’ve been using a home made cooler ‘bator, it works but fluctuates and has to be propped open to hold a good temp, and even then it has to be toyed with to keep it from cooking the babies. Home hatching with my current ‘bator means lack of sleep to ensure the temp doesn’t spike or drop.

Teague Tozier April 20th, 2012

My sister and I have been wanting to hatch chicks for a very long time. But incubators are expensive so we have not been able to afford one. When he found this we were very excited, because this a very nice kind incubator. You can see through the dome top and the small size would let us have a chance to decide if we want to hatch eggs all the time or just for fun occasionally.

Dolores Becker April 20th, 2012

I had to borrow a incubator from a friend of mine when my hen decided she
was threw yet she had eggs still in the nest. I just could’nt see
letting them die. Having a incubator saved three of my chicks.
If I could’nt have borrowed it they would’nt have made it and my little ones would’nt be making me a happy mama.
Having the Brinsea would be perfect to have giving me peace of
mind knowing if my hens decided they did’nt want to brood after a while again the eggs would still hatch.

Melanie Saderholm April 20th, 2012

I would like to get started with a Brinsea incubator because I have heard fantasic feedback about them. Our family has fallen in love with life “with chickens”. We have not hatched any of our own yet, but would love to and one of the Brinsea incubators would make it a snap!

Shawn April 20th, 2012

My five year old’s birthday request is an incubator. He wants to hatch polish and give to his friends and sell a few at Flock swaps. I was very surprised with this request. How educational and fun will it be for him to watch the birth of a baby chick and know that he lent a helping hand .

Becky Gurganus April 20th, 2012

I would love to win a Binsea incubator. I teach animal science on the high school level, but don’t currently have any animals for the kids to work with. I would like to start with chickens–hatching them, raising them, and then selling the eggs. It would be a great learning experience for the students–animal science and agri-business. Please help me make this dream a reality!

Linda April 20th, 2012

I love hatching chickens and ducklings, quail and pheasants, and have wanted one of these incubators for forever!!!!! I have had my Little giant syrofoam incubator forever and want something with more control, temperature, humidity and Brinsea has an excellent reputation. Would be a pleasant upgrade for sure and would more than likely increase my hatch rates. This would be a answer to a prayer.

Dave April 20th, 2012

We received our chicks 2 years ago from a local grade school that used a Brinsea incubator in the science class to incubate the eggs. We have all white leghorns and they wont sit on the eggs. We love our chickens and want to raise chicks from them. We cant afford an incubator and would appreciate a chance to win one.

Thank you

Kelly Cassel April 20th, 2012

I am in the styrofoam incubator stage and would love to win a Brinsea incubator. I have good hatch results with my current bator, but it is very labor intensive, and with two jobs, I don’t have much time to be turning eggs and monitoring temperature and humidity. I love my little chickens though, so I keep turning and monitoring.
Thank you.

J.P. Devaney April 21st, 2012

I would love to start with the Brinsea Incubater as it is self turning and has all the features I would want. It seems like it would make hatching chicks much much easier not having to regulate the temp and himidity etc . This would be a great way to be intruduced to hatching more chicks to add to my little flock.

Nick Belton April 21st, 2012

I would be very happy to get a new incubator. My hens seem to have no intention of going broody and my homemade incubator gives me an extremely low hatch rate. I have a pretty diverse flock and really enjoy seeing what colors and personalities mixed breed chicks would have.

Candie Hawkins April 21st, 2012

I would love love LOVE one! I love my girls I have now! I would love the opportunity to be able to hatch baby chicks and add to my family of chickens, plus blog about it on my Life at Fox Hollow blog!!! Also I loved watching you on Martha today great info thank you so much !!!

Laurie McCullen April 21st, 2012

I would love to upgrade to the Brinsea Incubator and hope to have a higher hatch rate. I have been hatcing for a couple years with styrofoam ones. I never get tired of hatching out my baby chicks, it is always just as exciting as the first time.

Alicia Parker April 21st, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea Incubator. My kids and I love watching chickens hatch and would love to do it in our home….plus we just love chickens!!!

Shelly D. April 21st, 2012

Actually would love to win this as I am not having any success with the styrofoam type or the natural way. My grandson loved the baby chicks I purchased last year and want to see his face when he witnesses a hatching. 🙂 My hubby and I also supply our elderly parents and other needy relatives with free eggs and veggies from our small farm. More chicks hatched will mean more hens to lay more eggs to feed more people. Simple economics.

Christina April 21st, 2012

When I was a little girl I always loved the phone calls we would get from a close family friend in the spring when she would say “I have chicks hatching today, can I come?” I loved watching them hatch! I miss that and would love to be able to hatch my own chicks some day!

Susan April 21st, 2012

I have been in and out of the chicken business over the last 14 years. I love to look at and hold my new babies (currently 178)!! I specifically purchased all new layers this year. I have been looking into a brooder so I can specifically breed and hatch broilers or other birds that have a good disposition and temperament.. This way I can ensure that I know where and when my chicks came/hatched. I go to our local grade schools during 4H “Chick it Out” program each year so the kids can pet and hold my chickens. I will be starting to go to Farmers Markets this spring as well as taking chickens to a retirement village for the people to pet and hold. Hatching my own eggs will allow me to time when and where my chicks hatch to ensure the best chance of survival for them all. Thank you for your consideration, Susan Cherry

Alana April 21st, 2012

I’d really like to win a Brinsea incubator! This is my first year with chickens, but I have incubated gecko eggs in the past with a styrofoam one. I would love my kids to experience learning about how chickens hatch from eggs!

Jeff April 21st, 2012

I have a GQF incubator now and would love to upgrade to a Brinsea. They rock in the incubating business!!!

Chris Powell April 21st, 2012

I am new at chickens and I have 13 chicks ranging from my seven month old babies and my six one week old babies. I would truly love to be able to hatch beautifulbaby chicks and my disabled sister loves baby animals an it’demake her so excited to be able to sit an watch the eggs with me sence my mom passed away I took over taken full care of my sister so please pick me to win this thank u and god bless everyone.

Lisa Woods April 21st, 2012

I’d love to upgrade from the 42 egg incubator we have now to something smaller. I always feel like I need to fill every slot and sometimes smaller is better. I’d love to be able to hatch 7 “special” eggs at a time.

Kay April 21st, 2012

We are thinking of starting our own small coop,4-6 chicks. To win this would be a great start. We have a 2 year old grand-daughter and this would be a wonderful learning experience for her. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cathy April 21st, 2012

Wow! I would love to win the Brinsea incubator! I have heard great things about Brinsea incubators. My boys and I enjoy hatching our chicken’s eggs to add to our flock and this incubator would be great for them to use to hatch their eggs. Hope we win!

mike wan April 21st, 2012

Ive seen this brand all over it must be the best.
Would be a great starter kit for me since im just geting into chickens

G. Garland April 21st, 2012

Would love to use the incubator in the classroom to teach a new generation of children the fun and reward of raising your own chicks.

Tinisha Lambeth April 21st, 2012

We are homeschooling four boys aged 9-15 and would love to expose them to chicken beginnings. We are acquiring day old chicks in August; however, this opportunity would provide a different prospective. Thanks for the possibility.

Shpresa Biba April 21st, 2012

That Brinsea incubator looks awfully nice! I hope I win it. My kids have begging for some new baby chicks this spring and if I win this, I can hatch out 6 adorable baby chicks. That would just be great because I heard that Brinsea has great incubators, that incubator looked all high tech and great. I hope I win this awesome, technology advanced incubator because it would do a whole lot good for me because I love my baby pet chickens a whole lot. HOPE I Win!

Brandy April 21st, 2012

I would love to have this incubator because i’m always looking to expand my family, and I love taking care of the little ones after they’ve hatched. What can I say- I’m hooked! 🙂

Sharon April 21st, 2012

This would be great way to start my flock. MY kids have hatched eggs in school and it a great way for them to learn about chickens. We’ve raised finches and had eggs but it takes too many to make an omlette! LOL. Good luck everyone!

Irene fernandez April 21st, 2012

The 7 th grade science class at my son’s school had zero chicks hatch this year. I think they had a bad batch of eggs they got off Craig’s list. I told the teacher to try ordering hatching eggs from MPC for the next semester hatching project . If I win, I will donate incubator and eggs to the school.

Jacqueline April 21st, 2012

My kids have been wanting to hatch chickies at home for years now; we usually just buy peeps from a local feed store. The Brinsea would be perfect! (And my daughter would be over the moon). And 6 new chickens? Yay! Thanks for the fun giveaways. We are crossing our fingers. 🙂

Julie April 21st, 2012

I would like to start with your incubator because I can’t afford one of my own. I already have 70 chickens. So far I have either let my hens do the incubating or bought day-olds from suppliers. I am currently borrowing space in an acquaintance’s incubator because I don’t yet have a broody. I would greatly appreciate an incubator.

Emily April 21st, 2012

I am a new mother hen to 17 six week old chicks and I have caught a bad case of “chicken fever”. I want more chickens, many more. Like, watch out for the crazy chicken lady more. If I won this awesome incubator, I would love to hatch the eggs from my flock. I’d get more chickens out of the deal and my four children would get a wonderful educational experience.

Billie April 21st, 2012

I don’t have an incubator… I made this cheap styrofoam incubator with a light bulb and fan, that I’m hoping actually works. I have to hand turn my eggs three times a day and there’s no guarantee it’s good enough to even hatch out a single egg. I would love to have an actual incubator since I’m trying to hatch Serama eggs… which already have such a horrible hatch rate. Please let this be my lucky day!

Tally Calvert April 21st, 2012

I would absolutely love a Brinsea incubator because I do not have an incubator at all. And sitting on the eggs myself is just not working
Good luck everyone!

Jeff April 21st, 2012

We’ve had such tough hatches, never more than 50%, and would love to try a high quality incubator like this! No matter who wins, they will really be getting quite the treat! Thanks for offering one!

April April 21st, 2012

I would love to win this wonderful incubator because for the last 5 years we havie been learning to be more self sufficient and we are finally to the point where we no longer have to buy meat or eggs and during some months we have our own milk. I have hens that have never gone broody so I purchased a styrofoam still air incubator and it has had about a 50% hatch ratio but as you said I agree that it is alot of work. I cannot afford at this time to purchase a nice incubator and I was just drooling over the one in this post and then when I saw you were giving one away I told myself you gotta try and win this one!! I would love to win this one but as I say with lots of other things in this life if I do not get it then I know God did not intend for me to have it right now and that someone who needs it more will get it. Goodluck to everyone!

Emily April 21st, 2012

This is the first year that I decided to try incubating myself. Thinking I could save money, I built my own. I’m on my second try with no chicks to show for it yet. As soon as I built my incubator 6 hens went broody but none could really be called a success since so many eggs just didn’t hatch (out of 6 hens I have 4 chicks). I really want to be able to hatch my own eggs and I need a good incubator to do that.

Chelsea Scott April 21st, 2012

I would love an incubator.
I recently acquired a Welsh Harlequin female duck, and little did I know they are critically endangered in North America.
I’d love to be able to breed her to a Welsh Harlequin Drake.
And having an incubator would help me so much!

Tanichca (Tatiana Emilia) April 21st, 2012

My first incubator was a homemade monster that killed more chicks than it hatched, with cold spots, and an inability to keep humidity stable. I used it twice before giving up, and surrendering my dreams of hatching eggs from my breeding pairs to the wiles of a single skittish silkie. I would like this incubator so that I can hatch small clutches of my RIR, silkie, rosecomb, and EE eggs. If I win, I promise to provide the entire universe with free bubblegum for the rest of my earthly life. Thank you for listening.

kate glaze April 21st, 2012

I would LOVE to get an incubator! My kids have helped raise chicks but only once they were at least 3 weeks old. It would an amazing experience to show them how it all starts. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jennifer April 21st, 2012

I would love to win that incubator! I lost my job and never could afford to by one but If i had one I could sell baby chicks and help bring home some money so my husband didnt have to work as hard!

Heather M April 21st, 2012

I would love to when this awesome incubator!!!! <3 <3!! We have recently started raising chickens so it would come in handy!

Cynthia Brunty April 21st, 2012

I would love to win the Brinsea Incubator for my dad. He is soon to be 77 and his chickens are the love of his life. He is battling cancer and it gives him such joy to watch the chickens and take care of them. He has often talked about wanting an incubator to hatch some eggs. They tried a homemade version but it did not work well. There were just too many problems with it and nothing hatched. He was very disappointed. I can imagine how happy hatching little chickies would make him!

vicki shows April 21st, 2012

This is my next step (getting an incubator)…….ever since my first chicken I fell in love. My goal is to get different colored eggs. I have a Marans rooster due first of May and in time mate him with my Easter Eggers . An incubator would make it a more joyful experience! Thanks, Vicki Shows

Cheryl Provost April 21st, 2012

I would love to start hatching at home and be able to hatch in a school setting (and bring all the new chicks home with me!). It would be magical to have those little fuzzy cuties think I was their mama!

david cummings April 21st, 2012

i would like to win because i have always wanted to watch the stages of the chicks hatching and being able to be the first one they see i think it helps with the bonding stage i love chicks they are so cute that is my reason

Brittany T. April 21st, 2012

I have never had the pleasure of hatching eggs at home. Every single time one of my hens goes broody she abandons the eggs, there is always a lot of excitement, waiting, and securing a spot for her to safely sit. Then as quickly as it started it all ends, once because the eggs were infertile (with two young roosters I have no idea how that happened), once because, I assume, my hen became bored. Now since my two broody hens (among other great hens) have fallen prey to a weasel attack there is no hope of a mama hen hatching babies. Since I fixed the weasel problem I am finally ready for more chicks to love.

Stacie April 21st, 2012

I’d love to have another Brinsea incubator. (Hope that doesn’t make me sound greedy but it’s a great incubator and I’m addicted to hatching chicks with it) I actually have eggs in my Brinsea 20 eco right now and they’re going into lockdown tomorrow morning! Crossing my fingers, I’ve never won anything before!

AB Smith April 21st, 2012

Would love to win this – need to move our flock to next level!

thanks!

LInda Bolz April 21st, 2012

I would love to upgrade./ We only have a three egg incubator now and it would be fun to have a larger one. My kids love to watch the eggs and mark the days off as they progress to h

April Gibble April 21st, 2012

I would love to get a Brinsea incubator. I have had one on my wish list for quite a while! I would love to hatch my own eggs!

Cindy Crichton April 21st, 2012

I would love to win this incubator! It is an new experience we are embarking upon and this would just fill the bill!! Not to mention, the grandkids would absolutely love to experience this!

Melinda michalak April 21st, 2012

My daughter would love to have a incubator!She has been wanting one since she was 4 years old!I also want her to love the feeling of being a “mother hen”!She always loved the chicks we got from TSC and now she is 13 years old and wanting to learn more about hatching eggs.She would greatly appreciate it if we win.

Sherry Gilpatric April 21st, 2012

would be great to have a new incubator as ours doesn’t woork anymore we have enjoyed many a hatchings and sent it to the local schools to have a turn too

June Smith April 21st, 2012

I would love to upgrade from my styrofoam to the new incubator. This would give me more time to do things around our farm. I love watching the little chickies hatch. Have a few hens but only two will sit on eggs. I am incubating turkey eggs today.

Michele April 21st, 2012

I would love to win an incubator! My twin boys and I would make wonderful mother hens! It would be such a thrill to add to our flock with babies that we hatch.

Julie Jaworski April 21st, 2012

Hi! I would love to start hatching my own chicks! The kids would love it too. Right now, we have 7 hens and 6 baby chicks. I hung a sign that said “fresh eggs” and all of a sudden, the demand was much greater than our supply!! Our hens live in a fairy tale chicken coop–it used to be my daughter’s play house and it’s huge!! I would love to incubate eggs to increase our flock and to teach my children responsibility.
Thank You <3

Orpygal April 21st, 2012

I would LOVE a Brinsea incubator. We’ve had a backyard flock for 3yrs now and usually buy at local, backyard breeder swaps. I’m to the point of wanting to start hatching my own and a Brinsea would give me the best shot at being successful!!!

Jessica April 21st, 2012

I’ve got a Styrofoam incubator as well. And my Muscovy hen will NOT set her eggs, and I canNOT get a hatch out of this thing! It’s just too imprecise for the duck eggs! Upgrade me!!

Amanda Caldwell April 21st, 2012

Wow! What a great opportunity! I would love to win and try the Brinsea. Hatching my chicken’s eggs would be so neat, and my kids would love it.

Linda Moore April 21st, 2012

Oh my gosh this would be a dream come true… I’ve always wanted chicken and after much negotiating I’ve finally been able to talk my husband into having chickens. We have recently started redoing out shed, which would be perfect for them… I’m a stay at home house wife. So, I would have plenty of time to hatch and watch the little babies, and be able to raise the little chicks to adulthood. I have every book on chickens, I think known to man! LOL and I would be a good mom… They wouldn’t be meat chickens either… Stricktley egg laying “pets” and they would live out their longevity here at home in a 12×15 foot condo…. I hope you select me!
Thanks for all the information and selection that you provide.
Blessings,
Linda Moore

Donna Beckerson April 21st, 2012

I have never had success with hatching eggs, my Hen’s don’t seem to Be Mommy material 🙁 I started researching and found your blog and product to be just what I want! I want to enter to win 🙂

Thank you…. for the blog and great Information!

Ronda April 21st, 2012

This is on my wishlist! I have chickens and have tried letting them hatch the eggs. Sometimes they sit for two weeks and abandon them or even worse….after 17 days a wild animal somehow got to the chicken and the eggs. I have come to the conclusion that I will only get chicks if I buy them or incubate them. As a child, we had a family friend who raised quail. The incubation process was so exciting to me. I have some chicks now, but sadly I had to buy them. Hopefully one day I will be able to aquire one of these awesome products.

Courtney Rhines April 21st, 2012

I would love to have an incubator as nice as this one! This would make my hubby and my first time hatch so much less stressful!

Nikki Painter April 21st, 2012

I’d love to win an incubator so we can hatch our own chicks! We have a broody hen but she always leaves the eggs before they hatch. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Bethany F. April 21st, 2012

I would love to start of with this incubator.

Georgia April 21st, 2012

I’ve been wanting to get some chickens and this would help me start a nice flock. Thank you for offering such a nice gift!

Divine Destiny Farm April 21st, 2012

Michelle and I would just love to win this product.We are looking into hatching our own baby chicks and cost is a major factor.Winning one would be grand!

brenda figg April 21st, 2012

Well its been awhile since i have hatched eggs, i did have a homemade incubator, i would like get back into hatching chicks again, i have fibro i think it would ,maybe relax me, give a meaning to life again, something to see grow up.i would love to win, thank-you for the chance.

Holly Barnes April 21st, 2012

We hatched our first batch of chicks last year in a stryfoam incubator and the kids had such a great time! They slept next to the incubator the night they were suppose to hatch! We did pretty well and we had signs all over that said “TURN THE EGGS!” to make sure we did not forget. We would love to continue to hatch chicks to add to our flock! Thank you for providing this opportunity and information on your blog!

Alicia April 21st, 2012

I am currently developing a homestead “breed” for my family and need the better efficiency of the Brinsea! We use a styrofoam incubator now, with about a 98%+ hatch rate! This is a very time consuming, anxiety inducing process of course… And well, truth be told I’m “incubating” my own little one right now (Due Oct 10th) and am high risk! I want to continue perfecting this breed for my family, and this would help on so many levels. Including reducing stress to me, the mother hen of our house. As anyone with kids could tell you though… They do make money for such an item tight! Thank you for offering such awesome contests, items, and chickens! Love your website!

Darci Moore April 21st, 2012

There are many reasons here better than mine but here it is…. One of my earliest memories was colored chicks for sale at the Ben Franklin dime store. I was mesmerized by the look, sound, even the odor of warm feathers under a heat lamp. I can still remember it like it was yesterday. I didn’t have much in the way of friends growing up except for my chickens (I have a disability of sorts). I’m 46 now and I still have chickens. It would be wonderful to have a ‘real’ incubator as I can’t afford one otherwise. I could work on breeding true ‘olive eggers’.

Thanks for your time…

Rebecca April 21st, 2012

Fun! My husband and I just started ‘homesteading’ last year (chickens, ducks, bees, llamas and sheep!) and I’ve always wanted to hatch my own chicks! I bought five Aruacaunas this year, and I think one of them is a rooster, so hopefully I’ll have some fertile eggs next spring to hatch our own babies instead of having to get them from the farm store. 🙂 I think hatching them would so much fun! Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

Lauren Allpress April 21st, 2012

I’m just starting my chicken-keeping journey and am looking forward to the day I finally get my chicks! Being able to start at the very beginning with incubating eggs would be so much fun!

Christina April 21st, 2012

I would love to upgrade to a more reliable incubator. I have some rare birds and would hate to see a low hatch rate. It is too risky to use anything but a Brinsea at this point.

Stephanie Jordan April 21st, 2012

Over the years I’ve used almost every kind of incubator you can think of. But Brinsea has always been the best at hatching eggs. Reicently a 24 count chicken egg Octagon broke down on me so now I’m incubatorless. I am trying to let the hens hatch them but I think there’s a hen in there that eats eggs cause they keep disapearing. It would be nice if I could get another Brinsea incubator to hatch my eggs with myself. Chickens are the best pets ever, and that’s coming from someone who has had almost everything you can think of. I raise exotic reptiles, have cats, dogs, and even some strange insects. But out of everything I’ve always had a soft spot for my chickens the most.

Jodie April 21st, 2012

I would love to win this incubator! We just got our first chicks a few weeks ago and my 6 year old daughter is already talking about letting the eggs hatch and not eating them. This would be a really neat thing for her to see!
Thanks for the chance!

Amanda April 21st, 2012

I would love this cute incubator I always wanted to hatch chicks
But I bought a crapy one online. I tried to hatch a dozen In my incubator but it broke in the progress of hatching them so I REALLY NEED a new incubator so I can hatch My Pet Chickens eggs!

Amy Helgren April 21st, 2012

I think it would be so much fun to hatch your chicks with an incubator! I’ve looked at them many times on My Pet Chicken site. I’ve purchased 10 chicks in the past 2 years from MPC site, all hens, and it’s been such a pleasure. I’ll always have chickens, lots of fun. Hope I win!

LINDA KRETZER April 21st, 2012

I think winning the Brinsea MAI would be the best way for me to start my little backyard flock and get the wholesome (farm fresh eggs) that I am wanting so bad. I’ve searched and studied but really am clueless where to start. When I was growing up, some 30+ years ago, that’s how we got our eggs, but finding them was another problem. Sometimes the hens would hide them on the farm for us kids to hopefully find. That was fun back then, but now I am seriously wanting to raise my own laying hens and get my own fresh eggs, knowing they were raised without all the junk and meds forced into them like the big mega-farms do today.

Kellie D April 21st, 2012

I would love to get one of these incubaters!!! I have a LG now and it works great for regular birds… however I’m now into a specialty breed from the Jungles of Malasya and need somethign that keeps humidity better and more consistent than what I have … I love my LG for my araucanas (rumpless) but will need a considerable upgrade for my Seramas to be able to hatch them successfully 🙂

Dawn April 21st, 2012

Would love to start out with this incubator. Really like the unique chicks and want to get several different breeds. Thanks!

Billie April 21st, 2012

I have been looking at incubators for a few months now. This would be a great gift.

dawn April 21st, 2012

i would love to start with a brinsea . we have about 30 chickens now, but my husband raised a banty roo, as a boy and i would love to raise all my girls from eggs i hatch ! I hope i win!

KMichelle April 21st, 2012

We have been doing a lot of talking and reading at my house about starting our own little backyard brood. It would be a wonderful experience for the entire family. My two boys are very excited about the idea!

Ashley Rae April 21st, 2012

I got my first chickens last year, full grown, a couple weeks ago I got some chicks. Lets just say I am in love! Chickens are awesome, and I know I will have chickens for the rest of my life. I would LOVE to hatch my own eggs, this incubator would be greatly appreciated.

Leronna April 21st, 2012

Would LOVE this!!!! I purchased 10 BLRW’s hoping to get some breeding stock; unfortunately only ONE survived :'( I LOVE MY CHICKENS!!! THEY ARE MY BABIES!!!!

Susan K miller April 21st, 2012

I would like to win this Brinsea incubator for my husband, Dave. He is handicap with an uncontrolled seizure disorder. He can’t work or drive, so I ordered some peeps years for him. He has a cheaper incubator but it has a low success rate and we can’t afford a better one. We have a present a sitting hen and duck (yes, the duck takes the chicken eggs and sets them. My Dave has found a hobby that he dearly loves and makes him more relaxed. He wants to incubate different breeds, but not unless he can do it right. He feels like a murderer when the eggs fail. Makes me guilty too.
Thank you for a chance to try and for yur time,
Susan

Lorelei R. April 21st, 2012

I am absolutely in LOVE with hatching eggs of all kinds! The most excited thing to me is the final countdown until the eggs start to hatch! It breaks my heart that I never have an extremely high hatch rate due to the fact that I only have a homemade incubator that is not the best at keeping a stabe temperature. My dream is to hatch exotic and rare breeds of poultry, but I do not have a stable enough incubator! Winning this amazing product would truely be the best thing that could happen for my hobby farm! Thank you so much for the great article, and the chance to win this dream incubator!

Jackie Gagliano April 21st, 2012

I just got my first flock of 8 out of the brooder and into the coup. I love spending time with them and the idea of hatching my own right here at home is very exciting.

Barbara T. April 21st, 2012

I’d love to win a Brinsea incubator. I just started with chickens last year, and they quickly became my new obsession. Would love to hatch and raise some exotic/hard-to-find breeds. I also work at a small private school, and it would be a great experience for the kids to see the chicks hatch. I brought some of my girls in when they were chicks last year, and all the students loved them!

Sara Nichols April 21st, 2012

I would LOVE to upgrade to the Brinsea incubator because then we can buy/hatch more chicken eggs from My Pet Chicken!!

Cheri Kaelin April 21st, 2012

I am so in love with hatching, and being momma hen I have 2 of the styro foam type and have longed for one of the nice ones!!! And my dishwasher…So important…;-)

Donna Ogilvie April 21st, 2012

I have been curious about incubators about a year now , as long as I have had chickens .it would be awesome to win to see how the whole process goes.I have had my hens hatch out chicks but I havent ever even seen an incubator in person ,I have only seem them online 🙂
Good Luck to everyone and Thank You for the chance to win !

Leah Fleming April 21st, 2012

I had a hen that went broody with no eggs and another that had eggs and abandoned her nest. It wasn’t our intention to hatch out anything and we’d been careful about collecting at least twice a day. Alas, the little Dutch had found a nice dark out-of-the-way spot to lay some eggs and then promptly abandoned them once we discovered the nest. I bought a Brinsea candler, candled the eggs to see which may be viable and put them under the other broody. We now have two adorable babies that their adoptive mother dotes on and would defend with her life if necessary (just ask the Khaki Campbells and our dog). We assumed the other eggs wouldn’t hatch out, but I gave them an extra week just to be safe and we had a third chick hatch out, but mother and older chicks quickly cast it out. I grabbed it up and put it in an old styrofoam incubator, but it didn’t heat fast enough and the baby was just too weak. Next time, I’d like to do the hatching via incubator and raise several at a time so that we don’t have the gang-mentality that our little one experienced. I need a good incubator to make that happen though. Maybe I’ll get lucky and win another great Brinsea product!

Michelle B. April 21st, 2012

How cool would that be!? To win a great new incubator by Brinsea so I can realise my dream of raising Buckeye chickens! I would love to be able to keep his wonderful breed going for future generations!
We are currently using a styrofoam incubator for the very first time and while it is working pretty good, it would be nice to have the peace of mind that a Brinsea incubator would provide.

Ryan April 21st, 2012

I would love to upgrade. I currently have a LG still air incubator. My 4 kids love looking at the eggs & waiting for them to hatch. I have been pretty successful with the LG but it is a JOB. It keeps me busy. I have an egg turner but I am constantly keeping an eye on and adjusting the internal tempature. It would be great to try your product and make the incubation process a little simpler for me. I love hatching my own eggs! Thanks!!!

Gean Canaday Vandehey April 21st, 2012

I have not used an incubator before but would love to. I love my baby chicks who arn’t babys any more.

Laura Quick April 21st, 2012

Would LOVE a reliable incubator. I raise both hens and quail. I am trying, as much as possible, to use broody hens to incubate both hen and quail eggs – but Mother Nature is far more fickle and wasteful than I. This would be a Godsend, and it’s pretty cool looking as well. Also, the chance to hatch out 6 more birds? Bring it on! THANKS!

Randy April 21st, 2012

Would be handy to have so i can hatch the BCMs that Adozenchicks is sending me.

Those and to hatch some of the pepkin eggs I can lift from the local city lake. The duck isn’t broody and the nest keeps getting raided by dogs. So I figured I would see if I could save and hatch some.

Holly Fawcett April 21st, 2012

Last week my husband and I were just speaking of raising some chickens…he is a long time “farmer” that has moved to the suburbs with his wife. It would be fantastic and something we could do together.

Kayla Rosencutter-Jones April 21st, 2012

I would love to upgrade to a Brinsea Incubator. I’m currently using a still air incubator without an automatic egg turner. Right now I have duck and geese eggs incubating. They have to be turned numerous times. Even at night. Very hard to get up at night to turn eggs. This is the first time I have had duck and geese eggs and I am also having to mist them with water. I can’t afford any other incubator right now and my husband and I are raising chickens for pets, meat and eggs. I love my pet chickens. They are the best birds in the world as far as I’m concerned. Thank you “My Pet Chicken” for a great website and Hatchery.

Charlene Buvel April 21st, 2012

I have a wonderful silkie hen we have relied on to hatch eggs, and have never used an incubator. After hearing so many wonderful stories of raising chicks this way I think I may have to give it a try. My 3 boys love watching Mrs. Puff parade her babies around, but they would probably love it even more to do it themselves! Would be super easy with a new Brinsea!

Kris April 21st, 2012

I would love to win this incubator. Last year was our first foray into trying to hatch eggs but we built our own incubator and had constant problems with temperature control. Alas, no chicks. We’d like to get it right this time. Crossing fingers for a win.

Rebekah Headings April 21st, 2012

My girls have raised chickens for eggs for the past two years. They are now talking about hatching eggs on their own. I think that the Mini Advance Automatic Incubator would provide a wonderful learning opportunity for them to hatch their own eggs.

Jessica April 21st, 2012

I would love to have an incubator cause I think my kids would love to see baby chicks hatching!! 🙂

mc shrode April 21st, 2012

My hubbie wants to be Mr. Mother Hen. Has always wanted to be… and the biological clock is ticking!

Jeanette Driscoll April 21st, 2012

I would love to be able to share a hatch with my grandchildren.
I started hatching chicks when my kids were young with a styrofoam incubator which I converted over to a wood and plexiglass one so that the kids could see better. My hatch rates were great, out of 20 eggs I would get 15 or more to hatch. I do miss the chicks. At one time I had about 50 chicks broading in my bedroom.

Debra Robinson April 21st, 2012

I would love to win this upgrade. I have had chickens for quite a few years and have gone through the labor intensiveness of hatching in the styrofoam incubator and the disappointment of the non-hatch. Love the “My Pet Chicken” website and all the information that I have received on it. One thing I have never seen is a tip I learned from an old Turkey farmer up here in Alaska. When the weather gets cold and the hens stop laying, feed them some cajun cooked rice (rice with hot sauce). It stimulates them and the laying will begin again. Now I just continue to give them cajun rice through the winter and I sell eggs year round.

Gavin B April 21st, 2012

I would love to upgrade to a Brinsea incubator! I just build my own styrofoam incubator with a water heater thermostat, thermometer/hygrometer, and computer fan and it was a challenge! I’m on day 3 of my first ever incubation and I’m crossing my fingers for a good hatch! Winning this incubator would make me feel like I’m giving those little eggs the best chance they can get.

Colette April 21st, 2012

I have chickens and ducks and have raise poultry for many years. We have had chicks in the house, and also had ducklings and chickens hatched by their mothers. I have had many a bathtub full of happy ducklings. I have never tried an incubator, but I have always wanted one because sometimes the mothers stop sitting on the nests before they hatch, or sometimes it would be nice to pick the eggs to hatch. I’ve been kind of afraid of trying an incubator, since they are fairly expensive, and the cheaper ones seem, well, cheap. I have a hard time trusting little lives to them, and thus, I remain incubatorless. However, I would LOVE to give this fabulous incubator a try. It looks great quality, and I have an abundance of fertile eggs this spring. Also, my husband is the troop leader for my daughter’s girl scout troup, and it would be fun to show them the hatching chicks or ducklings.

Aaron Price April 21st, 2012

Well even if I don’t win one Ill have to buy my wife one. We have two amazing bantams that we want to cross. (along with a whole bunch of other) The birds we have are so friendly and amazing producers. They follow us around. Hang out with the cats and dogs. Some times they even hop on our lap and fall asleep.

Lazey April 21st, 2012

I would like to get started raising chickens and the incubator would be a very useful tool. It would also look good in my kitchen.

Heather April 21st, 2012

I’d love to have this incubator! We’re starting up a little homestead in order to become more sustainable and not rely on the grocery store as much growing up on a farm myself I’m so excited to get back to my roots with poultry, rabbitsl, pigs & more this would help us save money and be alot more productive at the start! Thank you for the opportunity.

Michelle April 21st, 2012

I would love to try to hatch using a good incubator, i have 6 girls and they would be great mommies, we haven’t tried to hatch eggs yet with them. would be a fun way to start the right way!

sara April 21st, 2012

I would Love to have this incubator! I teach at a high poverty school in an accelerated drop out prevention program. Nothing can beat seeing a 17 year old 8th grade boy coo at a baby chick in his hands! I currentlly use a really crummy incubator that holds three eggs and heats with a lightbulb. I would really like to have this and bring a little bit of farm life back to the classroom.

Deana Godek April 21st, 2012

Our family of 7 would be so pleased if we won the incubator that you are so generous to offer. As a Mom, I am teaching our children about sustainable living by raising these beautiful free range chickens to produce fresh eggs. We have a 3 gardens that we plant (again for sustainability) one is just for the chickens so they have fresh produce as well :O) To have the incubator would allow us to always have baby chicks to add to our beautiful little flock. The joy of seeing the chicks born would be so thrilling for my children. Thank you again for your generosity no matter who wins it.

Patty Littell April 21st, 2012

Great product, I have only been able to hatch one by myself, and that was continous work, my eight yr old son named him “clumsey” when he was born…now he is the grandest rooster there ever was! Looking into ducklings or gosslings, need a few more hens…..

Spencer Knight April 21st, 2012

Hey I would to get the Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator and make my flock bigger.

George Castonguay April 21st, 2012

Many, many moons ago I once sat still for quite some time while an egg hatched in my hand and I became an instant peep parent. I had known that the eggs beneath my broody hen were in the process of hatching out and found one with a crack in its shell and ‘adopted’ it. It was quite a thrill for the ten year old me to have a new life sit up and take notice of the world for the very first time in my hand and for the rest of the year I had a constant chicken companion on all my hikes and trips.

I would love to feel that way again.

Tricia Howe April 21st, 2012

I currently have an incubator and hatch many, many chicks in it. If I was to win this one I would actually loan it out to the kids in my childrens 4-H club. Many of them would love to hatch their own eggs but cannot afford an incubator of their own to hatch just a few chicks.
Thanks! 🙂

Rebekah Yoder April 21st, 2012

I had no idea an incubator like this even exsisted ! I am pretty thrilled to see such an interesting new design. The last ones I saw were the type we used in highschool Ag. classes, which were like a huge wooden box with mesh shelves. This one would be a lot of fun to use for my childrens 4-H club.

Lynn Frampton April 21st, 2012

We are just starting out with chickens and would love to be able to hatch some chickens with the best Brinsea Mini Advance incubator I pray we win one!

Julie B April 21st, 2012

I have been looking at getting an incubator to hatch our Speckled Sussex eggs. My daughter loves her chickens and has been asking to hatch eggs. The Brinsea looks very user friendly which is what a first time hatcher like me would need.

janice d blankenship April 21st, 2012

would love to win this incubator it would be grate to hatch out our new baby chicks.

jean r April 21st, 2012

I would love to start with this! I dream of having my own hatchlings.

Mandy H. April 21st, 2012

I would really LOVE to upgrade! After 3 attempts, I finally had my first hatch ever today! So far I have 6 out, 3-4 trying and 15 or so eggs left! My rooster is a Millie Flure D’Uccle and my hens are millies, sebirghts, and EE’s.

I gave up on the egg turner in the type I have, this time I just hand turned the eggs 2x a day. My biggest problem is keeping the temperature right. We have an old old farm house (100 years old this year :0) Not that I’m complaining at all, I love it, It just makes keeping an incubator an even temperature a little more difficult.

I have heard nothing but good things about Brinsea and I have been seriously considering one. I had this Styrofoam one given to me and it had been a great experience. Now I’m ready for an easier experience lol.

Caprese Parks April 21st, 2012

I really enjoy reading the blogs, I find them fun and educational. I would love the chance to win a Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator from My Pet Chicken. What a great idea to include the fertile hatching eggs. Takes the worrying away? Gosh, that is what I need, a worry free product!! I do find the incubator that I currently use pretty stressful, lots to worry about. I’ve always been curious about Brinsea’s products. It would be great to win this, I’m ready! 🙂

jason chastain April 21st, 2012

I would LOVE to win one of these!! I unfortunately lost my pet black frizzle hen Wally last year to a predator. Wally died sitting on eggs that were only 3 days from hatching. I had no choice but to borrow an incubator from my brother-in-law and it was such a pain. I was afraid to leave the eggs unattended to even go to work. The temperature was up and down and I could never get it stable. I had to prop the lid open and constantly check the thermometer I placed inside to make sure they weren’t cooking or freezing. Plus I could never be sure I had enough water poured in. It worked out with 5 out of 8 eggs hatching. 1 hen named Little Elvis, and 4 roosters- Mr Fuzzy, Dillon, Walker Texas Ranger and John J Rambo. They’re black frizzle and white silky mixes and are wonderful pet chickens. Still, I really desperately need a worry free, quality incubator that I can trust to put my prized eggs in.

Devin April 21st, 2012

I would love to have an incubator. I don’t have one yet, but to be able to let my children see the miracle of hatching an egg would be one of the best feelings in the world! They love our chickens so much!

Vanessa April 21st, 2012

I’d love to win this! I’ve had my own itty bitty flock and MPC really helped me through from chicks to hens in our little duplex! Seriously, it was crazy when people found out we were raising chickens from our little house! I’ve never incubated chickies before but it’s on my “Bucket List” if you will =). I hear it is so rewarding to watch the babies break through with their little eyes scanning around! I’d love to order my very own hatching eggs from here as opposed to chicks! The Brisnea is he perfect size! Please, please, please! Thank you!

Julie Morgan April 21st, 2012

I would love to have a new incubator. My old foam one is a lot of work and sometimes I am not successful with the percent of eggs that hatch. Keeping the humidity and temperature correct seems to be the issue. But I do love my chickens and sharing them with friends. I love helping friends get started with backyard chickens. I want them to have as much joy as I have from my chickens. Sharing joy is about the best thing ever.

Arlene Boyle April 21st, 2012

I have never hatched any eggs, mostly because if they were to not hatch I would feel it was my fault. Having every advantage available for the success of the eggs is my main concern. I don’t have the experience of broody hens, but love having baby chicks and watching them grow into strong healthy hens.

Torrie April 21st, 2012

I would love to win the Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator from My Pet Chicken! I recently have started keeping chickens and would love to incubate and raise my own chicks. It would be wonderful to have a reliable incubator so I wouldn’t have to worry about the babies.

elly sauls April 21st, 2012

i have never hatched chicks. my hens havent been in the mood when i could get fertile eggs. i would so love to be able to raise some. nothing isquite so beautiful as a new hatched chick. we love our chicens so much. they are pets as well as egg providers for our family and friends.

Kim Bender April 21st, 2012

I could have really used an incubator last year when my broody hatched her first chick. She abandoned the rest of the hatch to care for her newborn. I rushed the remaining eggs over to a friend who had an incubator going. All successfully hatched except one. I took that one back home to slip under the mother hen until morning when it could be taken to school by my sons fiance for a teaching lesson. They just happened to be studying the reproduction on chickens in science that week. As I was about to slip it under the hen I heard a peep. Called my friend and she instructed me to help it out. Well, how do you do that. I wasn’t sure it was quite ready so I slipped it into my bra to stay warm. I carried it around for half a day, spritzing periodically to maintain moisture. By that night I figured I had better make an opening for the hatching process to begin. With surgical gloves filled with warm water resting snuggly on my chest (for added warmth) I began pecking away with a darning pin. No blood showed so spritzed some, rested, and pick away. Repeated the spritzing and picking for about two hours until I had a lovely little chick and I was the mama. Wow, what an experience. Luarel (named for the friend who advised me) is a beautiful full grown hen and shares an egg a day with me. After acting as an incubator myself I would certainly appreciate the convience of an automatic one.

Lin K. April 21st, 2012

Would love an incubator!

Stacey M. April 21st, 2012

I have started off with a styrofoam incubator also, & would LOVE to upgrade to a better incubator!!!

Vicky in Buenos Aires April 21st, 2012

I really want one!!
but I live sooooo far away. I would love to have some of your chicks.
who knows? maybe i go through the importing of eggs…. or I take some home inside a dean and deluca picnic tin as if they were airline food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that much I want your coloured eggs.

Stacy L. Johnson April 21st, 2012

I would love the opportunity to have a Brinsea Mini Advance incubator for Mother’s Day! I currently take care of a family of five on my one income and though times are hard we do enjoy hatching eggs! My five year old wants to be a farmer now because he enjoys helping take care of the chickens we currently own!

William Collins April 21st, 2012

I have salivated for a Brinsea incubator. I have a box type and I am thankful, But the Brinsea is the rolls royce of the small farmer’s incubator. I would love to upgrade my incubator to the Brinsea, and then pass my box type to someone that needs a larger one. My grandson and the neighborhood children will get suck a delight out of watching the chicks hatch. I recommend The Brinsea product line to all that I know with chickens. Brinsea Rocks! Thank you for reading. William in King, NC

Karen V. April 21st, 2012

I, too, have tried hatching with the old styrofoam type, but could never get the temperature and humdity right. Only got one chick, but the kids loved the experience!

alice faith April 21st, 2012

I could put an incubator to very good use, and the smaller size would keep me to a manageable group of hatchlings. You see, I am coming home in the next few months. It’s been a goal for a long time and now we’re going to make it work somehow. The small hobby farm we have working is going to have to produce just a wee bit more and now I will be here to give more care and attention. I currently keep a flock and adding to it is always attractive.

Christian D April 21st, 2012

I would love to win the Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator it just seems like one good thing leads to another. Baby chicks = chickens = unwanted greens eaters = not having to use the weed cutter= fertilizer= pest control= less bugs= happy chickens=idea of keeping happy chickens = worm bin = worms for chickens = gold for gardening (worm castings)= tons of growth in chemical free veggies and fruit grown = happy kids who are eating healthy = happy mom and dad= happy family and friends who say we can do this to small or big = the cycle starting over with a fertilized eeg.

Naomi April 21st, 2012

Much more reliable than a sometimes broody hen!! Love brinsea! 🙂

Jodie Hart April 21st, 2012

My husband and I retired last July, and recently finished our Chicken coop, added a 10 x 10 foot dog kennel with top, and have a two acre fenced pasture for my “girls” to free range in. I would love to have an Brinsea Incubator. What a great experience it would be to be able to hatch new babies in my retirement, and give the babies to other new chicken raisers or some older people to rememeber their days on the farm!

Kierra Martens April 21st, 2012

I’d love to start hatching my own chickens for the experience it will give my kids! We also have a large homeschool community around us and would love to share this learning experience with them! Thank you so much for this opportunity!

Rachael Lewandowski April 21st, 2012

I have a few chickens and would love to have our four children see the process of egg to chicken. We have been thinking about trying it ourselves and this incubator would be great.

Jeannie April 21st, 2012

I am brand new to having chickens. We home school our three children, and are think that incubating our own eggs would be a wonderful extension of that. The kids would learn so much!

Jenn April 21st, 2012

I would love to start with this incubator. I’ve been looking at this one and love the egg turning capabilities. It also has a lot of other great features. My son and his father are dying to hatch our own eggs.

Peggi Worth April 21st, 2012

I’ve never incubated eggs or even seen an egg hatch but I have fallen in love with my chickens. Now I want to try hatching some eggs so I can see my chicks break out of their shells.

Marie Husnick April 21st, 2012

I would love to win an incubator. I am a first time mother hen and my chickens are 6 weeks old now. I can’t wait for them to start laying eggs and would love to have an incubator when they do so I can add to my flock.

Cyndy Peterson April 21st, 2012

I would love to win the incubator. We started raising chickens and my girls love to watch them grow from day old chicks to big girls. In the summer while school is out we have school at home. I think it would be a great learning experience for the girls to watch the baby chicks hatch from eggs. It would also be a great addition to our summer science learning experience.

Jen jones April 21st, 2012

Hatching chicks from eggs with our own incubator would be a wonderful family project with our children, and Once we learn what we are doing, we’d love to ” take it to school” when out daughter starts kindergarden this fall at a Philadelphia public school specializing in environmental education. We think it’s a project the kids would loooove!

VICTORIA PIERSON April 21st, 2012

I would love to start incubating my own babies! Right now we are back yard chicken fans with 16 chickens on an acre of land that surrounds our home. The chickens bring my husband and I so much joy, and my grandchildren think they are awesome. We have 2 large coops, a large chicken run, and the girls have free reign of my backyard for several hours a day. They are beautiful happy girls, and they give so much to our family! Our evil Hobo spider population is really down, thanks to the girls. Who knows, maybe this year they will be gone all together! I love these chickens and want more!

Lacey W. April 21st, 2012

I love the way you think… I agree with you when you say anything that can make life a little easier on the farm is a Blessing! I would think this Brinsea Incubator is an answer to my prayers. A person could only be so lucky to get a “Thing” that becomes a gift that keeps on giving. In perspective it really is a beautiful “Thing” 🙂

Alex Turpen April 21st, 2012

I currently have 2 homemade incubators. I have a small in-home daycare, and the kids and I are hatching some chicks to raise and take care of. The kids are so excited! Unfortunately our incubators are very testy. I spend a lot of time adjusting settings and so on. I would like to have an incubator that was more reliable!

Donna McKnight April 21st, 2012

We just started our flock with already hatched chicks this year and hubby and I have already started talking about hatching out our own chickens instead of purchasing them. While letting them hatch under mama would be great, I definitely see thevauthors point about Mama not being broody or leaving the nest too early and that would definitely be the time to have an incubator on hand. I never thought I would enjoy keeping chickens this much, I have to go see them as soon as I get home and hear all about their day.

Susan Sullivan April 21st, 2012

Seeing all the entries makes me realize just how important chickens have become to the backyard owners! That’s wonderful! My earliest memory is holding a baby chick when I was 3 years old. I have chickens again after many years without and I love every moment of time spent with them. They are such interesting, intelligent, entertaining creatures. I’ve never had the opportunity to use an incubator and I would love to win the Giveaway! What a great way to increase interest in your blog and make one chicken lover very happy!

Teresa Fultz April 21st, 2012

I would love to win this incubator because my old one died and I am having spring fever/need baby chicks!

Peggy Vidaurri April 21st, 2012

I would love to win an incubator! I have but one rooster that I hatched in a 3 egg Brinsea incubator in my classroom several years ago. I watched him hatch from that first tiny peck through the shell at Open House. I need more chickens! I want fresh eggs! I love my little guy, but it is time for him to learn what being a chicken is all about.

Felicia Johnson April 21st, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea Incubator. I think it would be amazing to be Mrs. mother hen.This way I can add baby chicks to my flock every couple of years. I have never done a hatch on my own, but sure would love to give it a try.

Bonnie Williams April 21st, 2012

I am a mother of six, grandmother of 10 with one more on the way. I am blessed that all of my children share my passion for being “green”. My own little farm consists of a front yard garden, instead of grass, and a backyard with ducks and chickens. When people see my garden flourish they want to know how. Simple! By using compost and chicken manure, all of which comes free, along with the eggs, and a bug free yard. Chickens are a joy to watch, and the grandchildren can watch the baby chicks all day long! I add to my flock each year with the styrofoam incubator mentioned above, and I have had some of the same frustrations you mentioned. The new incubator sounds like a dream come true!

K. Little April 21st, 2012

I’d like to win this amazing incubator for our little homestead but also to use at my husband’s school. He teaches at a public alternative school for at-risk kids, and I think hatching would be a great project for them every year.

Sandy gonzalez April 21st, 2012

Wow, we love our girls but have always been too “chicken” to incubate eggs- our grandaughters would be delighted!!

Rachel Richards April 21st, 2012

I would LOVE an incubator. I hatched 5 chicks under a broody hen this spring (out of 13 eggs set!) and enjoyed it immensely, but I would really love to be able to raise chicks from my own flock whenever the mood strikes me! My goal is to be able to hatch and raise my own replacement layers as well as meat birds for my freezer! A Brinsea incubator would allow me to achieve my goal of being self-sufficient!

Martha Whisman April 21st, 2012

Oh my goodness! Those eggs are beautiful. I can’t wait to see them hatch. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to do it myself at hone!!! This chicken hobby is too much fun!

Carol April 21st, 2012

I would love to win a Brinsea! I am raising some rare heritage breed Cream Legbar chicks and hope when they start to produce eggs to raise their young. I am trying out a styrofoam incubator on some eggs I got on ebay and so far have added a fan and turner. Checking it all the time to make sure the temp and humidity are where they should be. This would be so much easier if I had just gone with the Brinsea to start out with! I had a Broody hen 2 years ago and hatched 2 eggs with her, but now my girls just want to have fun! No egg sitting for them. Thanks for running the contest.

Tammy OHagan April 21st, 2012

Wow! That thing looks so cool! I have had my old Styrofoam incubator for several years. I Look forward to spring so I can incubate some eggs, but I too get exhausted with all the work and fussing. It would be wonderful to have something that was a little more hassle free!

Sandy April 21st, 2012

I would love to win a Brinsea incubator because it would be fun to hatch chicks. Most likely I would loan it out to our local 4-H so more kids could participate in our embryology program. Thanks.

Laureen April 21st, 2012

Please help avoid future tragedy and devastation for about 200 elementary school students! We would *love* the precision this incubator provides. We recently tried to hatch Northern Bobwhite Quails as part of a school-wide Quails in the Classroom project, but the humidity fell too low during the weekend while school was closed and the helpless chicks died in their shells. Poor chicks! Poor kids! I could also use this for our annual third grade chicken hatching project and, of course, I’d like to be able to use it at home with my own backyard chicken flock. I want to start raising an endangered heritage breed; I haven’t yet decided between Javas, Dorkings, or Faverolles. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

jamie April 21st, 2012

I started of on Youtube making a homemade incubator wth a decent hatch rate then moved. up to the. sytrofooam still air wit a 45% hatch. rate. Would. love to win. this. t n add to mini farm in progress

Claire April 21st, 2012

Great blog! I would love to incubate some eggs at home. I’ve got some girls getting up their in age. I need to start getting some youngsters in the flock

Wensday April 21st, 2012

Who wouldn’t want a incubator!!!! I would love one, we have a backyard flock of girls and are not able to have roosters according to the city code but animal control said YES…not going to risk upsetting the neighbors. So I would love to have an incubator to hatch some eggs, it would be a great experience for my kids to see that cycle of how a chicken hatches!! Great contest

S. Flowers April 21st, 2012

I have 3 kids in 4H poultry club, and have been using the styrofoam incubator at the school for the life-science project. we’ve been having a hard time with temperature variation even with a fan installed. Everything i’ve read about the brinsea sounds like it’s fool-proof, so we’d love to try it out. What a great mother’s day present!

Jason April 21st, 2012

I’d live to win this incubator! I’m always looking at improving my setup as this would take it to the next level! And I think hatching would be a great project for my kids.

Michelle April 21st, 2012

We would love an incubator! We have a flock and really enjoy them. Every couple of years we add a few. We were thinking of buying the styrofoam type and then considered making one. A Brinsea incubator is on my list. Our kids are really excited about the idea of hatching and it would be such a wonderful experience for them.

Pam April 21st, 2012

I work in the schools and this would be a great project for my students – a lot of learning can happen with incubating chicks – following directions, being responsible, keeping data, recording observations, and even building a brooder box and coop!

Tracy April 21st, 2012

I would LOVE to have this incubator! We just started raising chickens and have been trying to decide whether or not to hatch our own. We really cannot afford to purchase the equipment. I wanted to raise the chickens for eggs and to pay for feed, I plan to sell the excess eggs! 🙂 With 8 hens I will be able to have plenty of eggs for us and for selling ! If I had an incubator, I could hatch my own instead of buying new pullets next year from a hatchery. This is a great give away!! Whoever wins will greatly appreciate it I’m sure!

Sarah April 21st, 2012

My four year old daughter and I are in love with chickens! But sadly, we have been living in an apartment where owning these wonderful babies is just not possible. However, yesterday was an eventful day for our family! We found out that we will becoming first time home buyers very soon, with 15 acres! And of course the first thing my daughter and I are going to do after we move in is build a chicken coop! It would be such a blessing if her and I were able to raise these chickens from the moment they hatched. What an awsome thing that would be for us to do together. 🙂

Jess H April 21st, 2012

I would LOVE to upgrade to a Brinsea… I’ve heard so many good things about them! We started innocently with an LG that I bought used. It did, at least, have an egg turner… but then I found that it really needed a fan, so we bought the kit and added that. Hatches improved, but keeping the humidity just right is tough at times. I’d love a chance to use the Brinsea, and I’m sure the once yearly hatches that we do at school would be much easier, as well. Luckily there is a nice farmers market nearby that we can sell extra chicks at. Cool contest! Hope I win. 🙂

Ken Greene April 21st, 2012

We havestarted our chicken adventure this year by raising 22 various chickens and they are almost 3 months old. The next step in the adventure will be when they sart laying. We would love the option to continue to hatch future generations to continue the process.

erika April 21st, 2012

would love to have a upgrade incubator it breaks my heart when my lil babies dont hatch after all the hard work itrying to make sure they make it but it does no good if my incubator not the best 😛 and i know alot of ppl would love to have some of my lil puffballs of love just hard to get them when i dont have a good enough incubator

Jason April 21st, 2012

Oops misspelling in my last post! That drives me crazy…..

I’d love to win this incubator! I’m always looking at improving my setup as this would take it to the next level! And I think a hatching would be a great project for my kids.

Angel Spencer April 21st, 2012

I would love to hatch my own without trying to rely on a hen! We are trying to find a good mother-hen and this would bte a great upgrade!

Evan April 21st, 2012

I have been a chicken fanatic ever since middle school, now as I am in High School I still find that chickens are my daily hobby and joy. My hens are like the sap of golden trees to me, I am greatly in love with them. Although I am a busy in school I have made it my duty to prepare intricate foods to my golden girls. One of my most favorite hens in particular, Dinky (who is actually a silkie from My Pet Chicken hatcheries) was so dear to me I purchased a rooster to care for my little baby when I am not there. Unfortunately, Dinky broke her foot as a pullet, this has not hindered her from laying eggs but it does make broodiness impossible. You see, Dinky cannot sit down for long periods of time, it hurts her, so her cage was designed by myself to help this detour. As my silkie could not become a broody hen, I turned to artificial incubation to hatch her gorgeous babies. However, sadly I have not been successful with my current incubator, I have lost many embryos and I am still quite uncertain how. In fact this morning I found out that the batch I started 21 days ago died, perhaps from humidity. (Fully formed babies! They were a few days overdue too!) This is the reason I would love to have a Brinsea, I would be the happiest teenager on earth if I could successfully bring my darling Dinky’s babies into this world. It would be great to have a good incubator as Brinsea, as checking this incubator not as often would help my busy schedule, and also save me from a lot of drama; I have enough of that at school! (Sorry I took so much space, I just love to talk about my chickens!) Thank you very much for putting up this contest, it’s something for my hens and I to keep our fingers… er toes crossed for! 😀

Sarah Reves April 21st, 2012

We are currently incubating under two broody hens and it’s freaking us out! We see them out of the coop, not for long of course, and worry they won’t go back in time. We are also finding, for whatever reason, they are full size hens and seem to break the bantam eggs they try desperately to collect as well. We would like to have an option on the smaller eggs, As well as having something other than a questionable hen sitting on them.

Abigail Heidenreich April 21st, 2012

All I can say is my family has fallen in love with chickens! They have turned into such a great lesson in compassion, tenderness and life for our 3 year old son! I would love to show him how the process starts out… and plan to find an incubator… but it would also be wonderful to win one!! Thanks for the chance!

Kimberly Sanders April 21st, 2012

Ah! The miracle of life! I have personally witnessed several births, dogs, cats, etc (and given birth to two sweet little chicken keeping enthusiasts!), and have had my hand in assisting in several cesarians slinging puppies (or having my hands in the uterus, handing puppies to another tech to sling). I have always felt a connection to those beings when I have been present at the time they take their first breath of sweet air and make their enterence into this wonderful world! I have only been keeping chickens for the past year but I took to it like a duck to water, and am learning quickly. My next adventure is to “incubate” and hatch some sweet downy babies, whether it be with a broody silkie (I do hope my silkie baby is female! Won’t know for a little while longer 🙂 or with an incubator. T’would be nice to start out with a quality incubator like the Brinsea, but as I am not usually a winner of contests, I will try not to get my hopes up.
Too much, anyway! Good luck to all!

Miriam Cheng April 21st, 2012

I need to upgrade to a Brinsea because right now, unless I have a broody hen or a willing friend, I can’t hatch eggs. All I want in the world is to hatch my own eggs at home with my kids and watch my chicks become part of our beloved hen flock.

Neva Kay Fox April 21st, 2012

I would love to have an incubator. I have a silkie that sets, but she never gets the job done. I have 3 small children that would just love to watch the eggs in the incubator. Incubators cost to much for me to purchase. My children and I would love to be able to watch this miracle and mother the babies. Thank you for the chance to win.

chris Garrett April 21st, 2012

I have always wanted an incubator. It would be great to start with the best.

Justin April 21st, 2012

Hi there. We are a first time chicken owner with 2 chickens soon to be 5. We have 2 buff orphingtons and we are going to get 3 silkies. We would love to get an incubator because when we first got our chicks online we fell In love with them. We wanted them to stay chcks. If we got this incubator we would be able to give our neighbors and friends who have chickens some chicks that they have be wanton for awhile. Thanks again.

Heidi April 21st, 2012

I would love to have this incubator! I like to raise up my own chicks. I would be able to hatch many more than I am able to now if I had a reliable incubator. I often try to hatch chicks for friends children to use for 4H.

Christie Albertin April 21st, 2012

I am a long-time substitute chick mama. We always had something in the incubators when the children were young, but alas, my youngest is 25 and all of them left home far behind them. My eight incubators are now duds. Can’t find anything wrong with them – they just don’t work, so I have to rely on a broody hen and my turkey mamas. I would love to be able to follow a biddie again from start to finish without having to lift up a broody hen to do so. I have the broody boxes in case my turkey hens say no, and adding more to my motley crew is just icing on the cake. It surely would fill our latest bout of Empty Nest Syndrome.

Catherine Bedford April 21st, 2012

I would love to win this for my daughter Helen. She is 10 and has been raising egg layers for 2 years. We moved over the holidays and she (without prompting) gave her old styrofoam incubator to her cousins before we moved. She also had to leave half of her flock behind (though we brought 6 hens across the country in our van – ask me about that later!) We would be tickled to win some fertile eggs too. Chicken power!

Shannon April 21st, 2012

i would love to win! I have wanted to have my own pet chickens since i was in middle school and not one, but TWO of my friends in my neighborhood had chickens. I’d be so excited to raise them from chicks!

Lynne April 21st, 2012

We are using a styrofoam incubator, with fan and automatic turner, worked quite well until this last hatch. It went up to a hundred and 3 and killed all the eggs. I had just purchased 5 doz. rare eggs and using my neighbors and my incubators. I was just sick. I have heard so many people rave about this incubator. My grand girls and boys love the miracle of life. Thank you Lynn Crone

Gretchen Douglas April 21st, 2012

There is nothing better than a batch of fuzzy butts running around!! We are relatively new to chickens, having only three full seasons under out belts. We have used “bio-bators,” aka broody hens to hatch. But as the blog says, we didn’t have a broody when we needed her. We went with the styrofoam incubator that we got from the farm supply store. Our hatch rate was right at 50%. We would LOVE to be able to improve our hatch rate and having the correct temp and humidity will help.

Brenda Walker April 21st, 2012

I really really need this incubator -my old one is out of date

Tammy Quinn April 21st, 2012

We just started our incubating experience. We have a little one that we had to turn ourselves. My girls are in 4-h and would love to hatch more than 3 eggs at a time. Thank you.

Abby April 21st, 2012

What an adventure! We are just a year into have a small backyard flock and we (kids and grown-ups) love them so much. Ever since they moved out of the livingroom and into the coop (phew) we’ve been talking about getting chicks. Incubating them ourselves with a Brinsea incubator would really add to our family’s experience. We also have other friends and neighbors who would make use of the incubator too. Please pick us!

Arletta April 22nd, 2012

I would absolutely love to have one of these a Brinsea incubators! This is a great give away!! Whoever wins will greatly appreciate……..

bradyn ford April 22nd, 2012

I would love to win this amazing item !!!!!!!!!

Roger rutherford April 22nd, 2012

Id like this incubator it’s the best one on the market

Angela April 22nd, 2012

My girls and I would love to hatch our own chicks to add to our small flock. Been thinking of if for a while now. The Brinsea would be great!!

Elizabeth Morse April 22nd, 2012

Pick me! We have a small flock of 6, but would love to try hatching at home…what a GREAT experience for the little poultry 4-H’ers at my house.

Kristen April 22nd, 2012

Our five children grew up learning and helping with the chicks and chickens my late husband raised, and now I have a laying flock of 25! My daughter homeschools her 6 children and they are also loving their little flock…the children have made real pets of their hens, and love carrying them around the yard while they play. It would be a fantastic nature project for their school time to see the development of the chicks from day one to hatching!

Shanna April 22nd, 2012

I have 5 children and we started raising backyard chickens a year ago. We went through a cycle of broodiness about a month ago with one of our chickens and she was so distraught (unfortunately the chicks died in a overnight freeze) and since she was isolated from the other hens to keep her and the babies safe, she was pecked on by the other chickens when we reintegrated her with the flock. She still is not quite as feathery as her twin sister (she lost a lot of feathers from being broody. I would have to pick her up and remove her from the eggs to get her to eat at all. So even though my chickens want to be broody I don’t think it is healthy for them. That is why I would love to win this item. For the health of our chickens 🙂

Emily Wood April 22nd, 2012

I would love to upgrade because last spring I badly burned my wrist on the too=hot light bulb rigged into the trash can we used to incubate…Still have the sweet chicks, and the burn scar!

cindy April 22nd, 2012

I would love to win this incubator. Thank you for the chance.

Jan McCrackin April 22nd, 2012

I would absolutely love to win a Brinsea Incubator. We use a styrofoam which isn’t always reliable as everyone knows. My granddaughter , Anna who is 11 has Call Ducks and she wants despertally to hatch some of their eggs. I think this is the type incubator that could do the job. Who ever wins will be a lucky person. Thank you My Pet Chicken for giving someone this opportunity.

janet madden April 22nd, 2012

I am interested in starting to use an incubator. This was interesting and informative.

janet madden April 22nd, 2012

Great artricle. Thinking about using an incubator.

Brenda Johnson April 22nd, 2012

I have not attempted to incubate chicks before. I would love to have an incubator and hatch my own babies to add to my flock. Thank you for the opportunity to win one!!

Teresa Tucker April 22nd, 2012

We would love to win an incubator! We’re just getting started with chickens and had to order live chicks this spring because we don’t have an incubator. Our first step this weekend to to build a chicken coop. Chicks will arrive late May.

Deb Frazier April 22nd, 2012

Wow! I’ve been tempted to purchase on of these so my kids could hatch eggs, but have always held off. We would love to be able to hatch our own. Our little chickens (d’uccle and d’anvers bantams) are very special to us and it would be so precious to raise their babies!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Marissa April 22nd, 2012

I would love to have a new incubator! mine died mid-way thru a set 🙁 I need a new one!

Audri C. April 22nd, 2012

I’m glad for the chance to get a new incubator so thanks! I would love to win it because since my birthday is May 19, my mom always gets me something great, I would love to surprise HER for once… with her own eggs so SHE could have some chicks!!! Thanks again!

Sue L. April 22nd, 2012

I would L-O-V-E to hatch my own. This seems to be the incubator to have!

Holly Malean April 22nd, 2012

I would love to win this incubator! Harriet, my little silkie, is too small to fit all the eggs I want to hatch under her.

Dawn Bybee April 22nd, 2012

We are new to the whole CHICKEN WORLD and the whole family seems to show signs of addiction!! We now have 10 chickens in our flock and have made them a custom built coop, after viewing so many awesome coops online! My kids are both involved with the local 4H and are both excited about adding Chickens to their projects next year. Our school hatches eggs each year and BOTH my kids are very determined that we are in NEED of our own incubator!! This would be an excellent incubator to win and then we could hatch our very own little chicks!!! How cool would that be!?!?!!

Mary Chilcoat April 22nd, 2012

When my mother was diagnosed with cancer my husband and I decided we needed to make some radical changes in our diet to take a more preventative approach to our health and having our own laying flock was an important step. Enter, My Pet Chicken! A month before our big move to begin our homesteading adventure I received my first baby chicks from you. We now live in the same rural area on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that my father’s family us from. Pop grew up in Baltimore but he was born here on the shore and spent his summers here as a child chasing his grandmother’s chickens and tending her garden with her.
We lost my mother to her battle with cancer and last year my father joined her, having fought and lost his battle to cancer as well. Neither of my parents were ever able to see what we have done here. We’ve planted gardens in their honor and I can feel them smiling at me whenever I’m tending my chickens, which is often!
I’ve ordered chicks from you and let my Wyendotte go broody last year so the next logical step was hatching myself. I borrowed an incubator and had my first hatch 2 months ago! As you know, there’s no such thing as “one hatch”. There is only a “first hatch” because once you do it you know you have to do it again. 🙂
I would love to have an accurate and reliable incubator of my own so I can fulfill my wish of spreading the knowledge of health through diet by helping people get set up and going with their own backyard chickens and, hopefully, provide them with little fluffy bundled of joy!!!
Thank you for starting me on my path. Now, it’s my turn to help others!
Sincerely,
Mary Chilcoat. (“)>

NW Homesteader April 22nd, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea Incubator. We would love to start with chickens for our little beginning homestead. My children would love to learn the process of how chickens are born and winning would give us a great place to start for healthy food at home!

Amanda April 22nd, 2012

I would love to own one of these because they seem like a great device. I have done a little research and have my sights set on this one! I have done homemades before and I would really like to get something legit. I’m trying to start a flock of the endangered buckeyes and will be hatching my own eggs to grow the flock so I think getting something a little more reliable would be a good choice!

Cheryl R. April 22nd, 2012

I started raising backyard chicken about two years ago (started with 5). Last year bought 4 more and have a lovely flock of nine. We are in the city and therefore can’t have roosters, but I would love to incubate some eggs and then set them under my hens when they get broody! I been looking at the different incubators available and the Brinsea incubator looks Fantastic!! Would love to have this 🙂

PS I purchased all my birds through My Pet Chicken. They are all happy healthy young ladies and I love them all. Thank you.

Tracy April 22nd, 2012

I have always loved chickens and wanted to have some. I am now an Auntie with 3 nieces and a nephew who love animals as much as I do and have a farm setting where we can have chickens. Having an incubator would be a fantastic way to show the kids about the life process and how to care for baby chicks from egg to full grown chicken.

I have the Brinsea Mini Advance and just hatched my very first chicks last month with it. I put in 9 eggs instead of the seven that turner can handle and hand turned them, fully expecting a few to be nonviable or infertile. Well, as luck would have it, all nine hatched ! I was thrilled with a 100% hatch rate my VERY FIRST TIME !

I am now addicted and would like to hatch duck eggs also, along side some chicken eggs but of course they can’t share the same incubator…so I need another one !

Wonderful blog post Lissa and great photos, especially the chick in the half egg shell still.

Lisa

George Fletcher April 22nd, 2012

I would love to upgrade to one of these Brinsea incubators! I’ve had my eye on one for a while to help improve my hatch rate. With the simple $20 incubator I have, I’ve had a little bit of success with hatching Barred Rocks, but not one of my Japanese Bantam eggs has ever hatched (of course, that may just be a sign that the JB rooster doesn’t know what he’s doing!). It is super exciting watching the little chicks hatch and grow, and I’ve been getting other family members into the whole chicken thing, too. With that Brinsea incubator, I can keep turning more of them into chicken people!

joshua potter April 22nd, 2012

—-my golden sex link—

about six weeks awago we started on a journey that we had no clue about, i found many web sites and all kinds of info on chickens, so we did the research….when we were ready for chickens we, we lisa and I, ok lisa wanted certain breeds and a golden sex link was one of them… and we were in luck our local seed and feed store just so happened to get a huge order of them in that day. there was the mojority of them that was identical in color and 2-3 that were slightly different… lisa is a slightly different person with a wonderful personality, she will pick the odd ball just to give it a home, to give it a chance, our dog came from the pound 2 of our 3 cats were rescue, so when she saw this one she said i want it, its different and it will have a chance with us, she didnt think anyone else would want it, the person helping us with the chickens said they were about 90 percent accurate when sexing chicks when they come and these are pullets so your getting ladies, lisa said and thats the lady i want, as it aged slowly, and when i say slowly it wasnt near fast enough for my 3 year old who wanted to go look for eggs and hold it and play with it and care for it, well the color lightened some more and more and now the darn thing was very pale, healthy as can be but pale, i said cuz its a male, there was 20-30 birds in that thing, and 2-3 of them were light like this one, 90 percent they said and we got one of the 10 percent, so she eventually named it randy and my son named it colby so its randy colby, and to my daughter its her baby chicken, now this 3 year old dont care if its male or female, if its a female she gets to look for the eggs in the morning, if it male than she has someone to crow with her in the morning, its all the same to her!

Jenny Arnett April 22nd, 2012

I have four small children, And would love for them to be able to hatch some of their hens eggs. I think this would teach them alot about their chickens, along with teaching them how to be responsible!! I think sometimes as parents we forget to teach our children at home! So as a mom this would help with what I am working on with them at home.

Thanks!!!

Em Walker April 22nd, 2012

I would love to have one of these! I’m just learning the ropes from a relative this year and about to go solo on my own. I tried once before and failed miserably. I’m working on getting the family to be Camilla breeders and lovers too!

Jeanine April 22nd, 2012

I would love to win a Brinsea incubator. I don’t have a rooster, so I would have to get some fertile eggs and would love to watch them hatch. Plus, like Lissa, I love my dishwasher too and anything to make life easier (chick life, ha, ha,ha.) I’m up for it.

Angela April 22nd, 2012

I would love to be able to own such a great item!! I am a 4-H leader and the superintendant in the poultry barn for our local county fair! This product would be a great asset to help me teach the children and the society the beginning lives of a chicken and how fun it would be to raise one from a chick. Along with teaching other children my children as well would benefit from this. If I won this product I would definatly use it to teach others the proper way to care for the chicks and eggs 🙂

terri mcbee April 22nd, 2012

Hi….I experienced exactly what you talked about..last nite. We found an abandoned partially hatched baby…guess mama figured no good. We brought baby in, helped to complete hatching and rushed to get her safe and warm. Sadly, baby did not survive. It would have been so nice to have had the brinsea. Would love win..it is something i have always wanted.

Marsha M. April 22nd, 2012

I would love to have this incubator for my classroom. It would fit perfectly with the Biology curriculum for our school.

Kris Copenhaver April 22nd, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea incubator. We have had chickens for 5 years now and have not been lucky enough to have a hen go broody. Myself and my kids (and our one dog) love our chickie girls!
All our friends and family get such a kick and education out of our flock and love coming to visit them. We would love to have our flock expand with our very own hatched chicks. There is just something about having your babies from egg on up!
Funny thing is I was just thinking I ought to look for an incubator when I read about your contest on “Fresh Eggs Daily’s” facebook page. I know she did very well with the Brinsea incubator she used and having followed her journey to the hatch really let me see what a good product it is.

barbara April 22nd, 2012

I would LOVE to have this Brinsea so my kids could be in charge of some incubation. We’ve been raising rare-breed chickens for 3 years now and just love it. Because rare breeds are … well, so rare … I incubate rather than leave them with a broody hen, to ensure good hatch rates. I love Brinsea’s products. My kids – age 4, 8, 9 and 14 – would like to play a bigger role in the family business and I can think of no better way than with their very own Brinsea bator.

missy a April 22nd, 2012

I would love to try and hatch my own eggs. Having to buy all my chicks from a hatchery it would be nice to see them from the first day of life.

Terri K April 22nd, 2012

I remember the magic of hatching eggs in our second grade classroom. Now that I’m a mom and have the room, I’d love to hatch at home and share the magic with my own children.

Annie and John April 22nd, 2012

We’d LOVE a Brinsea, which we’ve heard are the absolutely the best incubators available today. We’re still using our ancient styrofoam ‘bator, and would be thrilled to try a Brinsea model. We hope we win one!! 🙂

Sarah Carr April 22nd, 2012

I have been debating starting hatching chicks, but it seems like a lot of work. This would take all that work away! I would love to win this incubator!

Susan April 22nd, 2012

I would love to win an incubator or some special chicken eggs. The wonder in my grandchildren’s eyes is everything to me. I love to teach them new things and I’m thinking I will never get to do that. I love different colored eggs. This year I made the mistake of buying Cornish Cross Chickens. So I guess I have a wasted spring.

Jill April 22nd, 2012

I have no chickens yet, but I am determined that in short order I will be easing into a homesteading lifestyle aimed to be kinder to the earth and egg laying chickens are first on that list.

Dolly Rickerman April 22nd, 2012

I would love to have one of these incubators….I have Barred Rocks that only seem to go broody in the dead of winter…so it would be nice to hatch some babies fathered by Elbert, my roo. He is truly evil…but a good and dutiful mate for the girls. I am a former teacher….and many of my colleagues still in the trenches would LOVE to do this in the classroom but most don’t have the money to purchase on of these…nor have a home for the babies after. I have often thought that doing a unit on the life cycle of a chicken and how eggs are reproduced would be such a great educational experience for children…and at the same time, maybe planting the seed in the young minds of future flock owners! I would love to help one of my teacher friends do this in the classroom….I was going to do it, but got laid off a few years ago…so this woukd be another great opportunity to get back into a classroom….even if it’s just for a little while! 🙂

frances blakeslee April 22nd, 2012

I really need one of these, this spring i thought it would be nice to let the chickens hatch some babies, i ended up with 5 babies and then they forgot the rest of all of their nests, over 40 eggs were left and not sat on in their various nests instead they all wanted to mother the little clutch of 5, i feel so bad inside knowing these small babies never got to see the light of day abandoned by the hens.I had homes for every single one family and friends excited by seeing my chicken experience ready and waiting to become chicken parents themselves were all greatly disappointed. If chosen for this i will continue to teach others how to care and enjoy the gift of owning chickens the most helpful gardeners and loving pets you could own. my heart would be lifted greatly to see them hatch and live happily and not have to throw out dead rotten eggs

Andrea M April 22nd, 2012

Oh to hatch my own,
Wet and fresh to God’s green earth!
Awaken, wee peep.

Sadie April 22nd, 2012

Last year my mom and I got our first chickens, and we have been in love ever since! We decided we wanted to hatch our own, so in march we bought the eggs, and our friend let us borrow her stirophom incubator. We spent the weeks we waited for the eggs to figure out the incubator, and it worked at first. But about half way in the process of incubating the eggs it started acting funny. The wiring started disconnecting for some odd reason which led to it getting too hot, then too cold.  Unfortunately this lead to the death of all but one of the eggs.  That one baby is a miracle, but we don’t want her to be alone. And now we don’t have an incubator that works. Getting an incubator is exactly what we need so our little girl, princess peep, has a companion.

Brandt Noody April 22nd, 2012

I’m a first time moma of six little hens, and a veteran moma of two little boys. I have to say that watching my girls develop from one to six weeks old has been a delight! I religiously read my raising chicks book like I read my what to expect books while raising my children. I look forward to watching the girls grow and can’t wait for them to lay their first eggs! I can only image that after this experience, the next step would be to hatch my own eggs. It sounds like the Brinsea would help me to complete my journey!

Patricia Butler-Hayes April 22nd, 2012

I am currenty using the old styrofoam incubator with a turner but would love to up grade to the Brinsea. I have researching the Brinsea and it seems like the way to go in incubators. This is my first year of incubating chicken eggs, the last two years I was incubating guinea eggs and had a decent sucess rate of hatchings. I have a wonderful rooster I would love to have chicks by him, he is like the sheriff of our farm. Sheriff Doodle.

Devon Pierce April 22nd, 2012

I’d really love this incubator because I’d like to be able to buy unhatched eggs of breeds that are sometimes hard to find through other resources. Plus, I think it’d be such a cool experience for my sons. 🙂

Heather Harris April 22nd, 2012

Hi, I am a new comer to the back yard chickens family. My first gals are laying well and I have enjoyed them so much. I have odered another batch and my first rooster will be coming with them. Now that my family has gotten into the freash eggs and how sweet the chickens are as pets, it has become apparent that I will eventually have babies to take care of. 🙂 All the kids in the family want to see the hatch. I have been doing some reading on broody hen and how they go in and out of broodiness. So I know I will need to get on before I decide to hatch out babies. Just incase mama decides she’s done before the hatch. Heather

gracie kramer April 22nd, 2012

i would love 2 have a incubator my broodie hen is so little and can not hatch anything if i won i would hatch the little chicks and give them 2 her and then maby she would be happy it would be a great mothers day gift for her and i have never watched or hatched baby chicks before i have read all about it but i have never witnessed it before

Corey Dull April 22nd, 2012

I purchased a Brinsea for ourselves and love it so much, I’m now trying to win one for our 4H group! The eggs will be a special surprise for the kids! I hope I win! I can’t wait!

Khristi April 22nd, 2012

I think it would be a wonderful experience for us to hatch our own chicks. I know the kids would really enjoy and learn a lot during the process (and I would too). We would be thrilled if we were lucky enough to win this incubator.

Kelly corcoran April 22nd, 2012

This incubator will make a great homeschool lesson for my daughter .. and I.

Christa Kenyon April 22nd, 2012

I’ve been wanting one of these ever since Fresh Eggs Daily hatched out her 9 eggs successfully. I love my incubator don’t get me wrong but I would love a machine that did all the work for me, or just to have a second one because I am a “hatch-o-holic”

Ruth Bergman April 22nd, 2012

I have been trying to purchase just this in rural Australia with not much luck.Mothers Day would be tops if I were to win this.I believe the Brinsea is the best but I won’t know til I try!

Lissa April 22nd, 2012

Sorry, @Ruth, but as you read above, this giveaway is open only to those located in the US!

Tanya Goldsmith April 22nd, 2012

We have been searching Craig’s List for a used incubator. Today I saw an ad for one with the glass missing for 25.00 . We passed it up because really,how do i fix THAT?
I have been raising small flocks of chickens and ducks but get so frustrated when the broodiness doesn’t last and they walk away from a nest full of half formed peeps. I am a very good peep Mom cleaning their pens three times a day,but then I am lucky enough to be a stay at homer who can work in the garden while my chickens scratch nearby

Vicki Jackson April 22nd, 2012

I would love to start raising chickens. This would be a great way to start.

dana adkins April 22nd, 2012

I would love to win this incubator! Our kids love to help us care for our chicks and would love to hatch our own chicks!! please pick me!

Michelle Lee April 22nd, 2012

I have never hatched chicks, but I have been wanting to. It would be awesome to start with such a great incubator.

Melody L April 22nd, 2012

I would love to win the incubator. I have always wanted one of these, I would love to upgrade.

Debbie S. April 22nd, 2012

I or maybe should say my daughter would love to hatch baby chicks at home. We started with a small flock last year 4 hens, and added 3 new ones this year. We have had so much fun raising them from babies. My daughter keeps talking about wanting to hatch eggs, but it has been out of the question for us. My daughter loves our girls that each one has their own name and knows her voice and will come to her and play with her. It is so much fun watching her with the chickens.

Denise A April 22nd, 2012

I’m new to the wonderful world of chickens. This year I bought my first 12 pullets from a farm and feed store. They were so wonderful! The next 4 chicks I bought from a friend that incubated them. I fell in love with the idea of hatching the eggs in my house! I home school 4 children and the whole chicken experience has been a wonderful teaching tool. Incubating them in our home would be a great addition to the experience. We don’t have the funds to buy an incubator. It would be awesome to win one! 🙂

Ashley Alexander April 22nd, 2012

Oh how I would LOVE this incubator! I am new to chickens, and am becoming obsessed! There are so many kinds I’d like to try, it seems the best thing to do is order eggs and hatch them. Sadly, I have no incubator. But I can tell this one would be fabulous!

Lisa April 22nd, 2012

I have experienced the day old chick routine. Currently have a broody hen but I won’t get to see the eggs pip….. only peek out from under Momma. Next up, watching eggs hatch inches away!!! Pick me, Pick me!!!!

Brian Grafton April 22nd, 2012

Doesn’t everybody dream of driving a Ferrari?
Yup me too!

Julie Puckett April 22nd, 2012

A Brinsea sounds fabulous I am still in the stone ages with my Styrofoam one but there is Light at the end of my tunnel with the wally world flashlight. A Brinsea would make my life a breeze and a ton of happy chicks ~~

barbara April 22nd, 2012

I would love to get a brinsea because children shouldn’t die before their parents and I have lost too many chick babies with the styrofoam bators to the point that the losses were too great for my heart. 🙁 but from the reviews I believe I’ll finally have a successful hatch.

Lidia April 22nd, 2012

I am just getting into chickens and would LOVE to start with a wonderful icubator! Thank you for offering such a wonderful prize!

Susanne April 22nd, 2012

I would love to have an incubator. I have 3 broody hens and they all keep breaking their eggs or fighting over nests. Some days I have two hens on one nest and one nest with no one, or everyone has switched nests. If any these eggs hatch it will be a miracle! The best miracle would be to toss these eggs, and try it myself with a new incubator. Pick me 🙂

Jenner Dunn April 22nd, 2012

I would LOVE to have this incubator! I have not been getting broody hens and would like an incubator! I have been looking hard the last couple days and this is one that I was really interested in!

Ann April 22nd, 2012

I’ve never hatched any…. it’d be grand!
Thanks!
…. and Happy Mother Hen Day to some lucky winner!

Christine Hansen April 22nd, 2012

I would love to upgrade! My current incubator is a styrofoam cooler converted with the parts from my old LG still air bator. The LG had to go when my Mother in Law exploded rotten duck eggs in it. It works ok, but certainly not great. Thanks!

Melly April 22nd, 2012

I would love to start off with this wonderful machine! My life is much too complicated to have to turn eggs all day and worry if they will be alright (I worry enough with my kiddo! lol). I have been researching and reading like crazy about hatching my own baby chicks and I can’t wait!

Sharon April 22nd, 2012

Pick me, pick me. I have searched and searched for the perfect incubator for me and the NEW Mini Advance Automatic Incubator is the answer. Fully automatic, 6-7 eggs, low usage of electricity……this is the ONE. And it would be a GREAT Mother’s Day gift. I could raise the chickens I can only dream of having, from the beginning. Much more exciting than buying them already started or grown. To actually see them coming out of the egg…..WOW. Pick me, pick me. 🙂

Amanda Escoffery April 23rd, 2012

We had a chicken about 7 years ago go broody and it was the only time any of our chickens ever went broody and she only had to chicks hatch but it was the coolest thing ever. Now that I have 2 daughters ages 3 & 5 I would love for them to be able to experience this up close. I was trying to get my husband to buy me the brinsea mini for my birthday back in march but it was sold out at the time. So this would make a great late Birthday gift! 🙂

stacy h April 23rd, 2012

I just think it would be so fun to get to do this with my kids. And what a way to start out, with a fabulous machine like that!

Lisa Williams April 23rd, 2012

My home schooled girls and I would love the opportunity to hatch chicks. This sounds like a fabulous way to get in on the game!

Amy Curtis April 23rd, 2012

I would love to begin raising chickens and the brinsea mini is the perfect way! I have 3 children from middle school to Pre-K and have always looked for interesting ways for my children to explore/ care for the world. We have raised tadpoles to frogs, tree frogs, hamsters through the life cycle several times, butterflies, and fish. We are increasing ways that our family is more self-sufficient such as building (and using) two raised garden beds, and a compost bin. I would love to add raising chickens to our families list! How exciting that would be….

Carly Morganwalp April 23rd, 2012

This looks like an awesome incubator! I just started raising chickens, but I think it would be fun to hatch my own!

Andrea Pierre April 23rd, 2012

This incubator would be great. I never did hatch from an egg myself. The chicken did it for me. But it would be such a great experience to do it and follow the process. I can just imagine how interesting it would be.

Jessica Ruff April 23rd, 2012

I have never owned or used an incubator and I would love to win this one. I have only hatched chicks by hen sitting. I am starting the process of planing a new chicken coop. Owning an incubator would be an interesting experience for my son and myself.

Thanks,
Jessica

Laura Haak April 23rd, 2012

I would love to have an incubator. We donated eggs to my daughters class and they all developed until the incubator shut off and they all died :(. All the kids were very sad that there was not chicks. Would love to have some baby chicks for my daughter to watch hatch out!!!!

nicolse April 23rd, 2012

I would love to start hatching my own chicks! I think my children would get the biggest kick out of it. We love our girls and can’t wait to add to the ‘family’!

Wendy Fiddler April 23rd, 2012

I could really use an upgrade! I have been trying to hatch with a styrofoam incubator, but my hatch rates have been terrible! I have heard wonderful things about Brinsea products. I also have purchased hatching eggs from My Pet Chicken in the past and have been very happy. Most arrived just fine and started developing really well. Then my darn styrofoam incubator had temperature fluctuations and I lost most of them. 🙁 I’ve been afraid to try hatching since then, but I would love to get more eggs from MPC if I had a better incubator!

Mark April 23rd, 2012

Hatching my own chicken’s eggs is something I’ve wanted to do for awhile. I would love to start with a great incubator instead of beginning with a cheap one and buying the great one after I’ve learned.

Matthew Lontz April 23rd, 2012

Ever since I was a child I’ve always wanted to have my very own chickens, and able to raise them, and watch them grow. With this contest, I’d love to win. Short on money, and I’d love to be able to start to do what I’ve always wanted to do!!

Theresa N. Bellflower April 23rd, 2012

The incubator would be great to use to show my sons the chicks hatching.

van mcclearn April 23rd, 2012

Hi i would love to win this incubator as i would turn around and give it as a prize to 1 of the kids in my 4-h group here in crawford county pa! It will be the perfect size to help a newer member learn about hatching eggs without going overboard too fast!

Connie April 23rd, 2012

I would love my own incubator, there is nothing more exciting and rewarding than raising your own chickens. To see them go from a just hatched baby to a full grown pet hen or rooster is so wonderful.

Heidi April 23rd, 2012

we would love this incubator!!! We started raising chicken two years ago and this would be a great addition to our hobby as we would like to hatch ours eggs. thanks!
Hailee and Paige xo

Amy April 23rd, 2012

I would love to just have my own incubator, This is my first year hatching in an incubator and have had to borrow one. I love all my birds and it was so great to share the experience with my family of hatching eggs !!!!!

patrick russell April 23rd, 2012

I would love to have this incubator because i am just starting to hatch and i think this would be a great addition to the equipment needed to hatch properly.i have been doing some research and this is a quality unitthat would be a great addition.

Candace Rajabi April 23rd, 2012

I am just starting out and would like to DO IT RIGHT. Your incubator sounds like the way to go for success!

Pam Baum April 23rd, 2012

I would be ecstatic if I won the Brinsea incubator. I’m fairly new at chickens & started with chicks through the mail last year. This year I let a broody Silkie hatch some eggs & I love it, but I’m dying to try an incubator!
Also I purchased an Eco Glow 20 from Brinsea that’s wonderful & so I know it’s a good company.
Thanks for offering this sweepstakes/contest!

ErikaB April 23rd, 2012

I would love love love an incubator, we’ve been looking at them because we have 3 children and our own lil backyard chicken farm and always love adding new chicks, we would LOVE to hatch our own from our flock eventually, so this incubator would be GREAT for our family. Thanks

Erin Ellerbruch April 23rd, 2012

I too have started with a LG still air and rigged it with a fan and turner. I dream of upgrading to a Brinsea some day. To win this would be a dream come true.

Sarah Robison April 23rd, 2012

This year is the first year I have attempted to incubate my own chicks. My sister gave me a Styrofoam incubator and did her best to instruct me on how best to use it to hatch successfully. I swear, I did everything she suggested and still, my hatches aren’t all THAT great. The incubator is just like your old one, still air, no fan, no turner etc. Manually caring for the eggs is very time consuming and there are times that I just can’t keep up with it due to being very busy or gone on weekend trips. (I’m a face painter, and work festivals most weekends) If I had the Brinsea incubator, it would make life a whole lot easier and cut down on my broken heart every time I lose a fertile egg. I HATE it when the babies can’t hatch correctly, or they don’t hatch at all. I don’t have any broody hens (only 2 adult hens in total right now) and I’m trying to build my flock. This incubator would make is SO much easier and less stressful! Thanks so much for the chance to win one! I honestly hope I win, but if there’s someone out there that needs it more than I do, I wish them luck, too!

Charles Osmin April 23rd, 2012

I have hatched chickens, pheasants, and quail in one of the Styrofoam incubators. Two of my four children have had the pleasure of seeing the hatch through the little window. My girls (10 and 12) have never had the opportunity. Our chickens broke into our workshop where the incubator was stored and started eating the styrofoam. We didn’t notice it until they had pecked holes clear through the top. I would love a new incubator to replace the old one. My girls would be thrilled.

Olivia April 23rd, 2012

I have never hatched my own chickens before and would absolutely love too!!!

Lisa Carlson April 23rd, 2012

I have heard so many great things about the Brinsea. We attempted our first hatch this year in vintage metal incubator ( think giant hocky puck with only a 2″ window) While it did work ( we got 9 out of 14 set) I think we would have done better with a Brinsea where we could SEE inside with out opening and better control the humidity in the critical last days.

Jan Dunaway April 23rd, 2012

I have just started raising chickens this year. I have a ten year old daughter driving this project. We would love love love to have an incubator to watch eggs develop and hatch!!! How much fun!!!! Thanks!

Kerry Valentine April 23rd, 2012

A better incubator would be great! It’s such a great learning experience for our children.

Leslie Burton April 23rd, 2012

I don’t currently own an incubator but have sent hatching eggs to someone that does, just so I could have some babies! None of my hens have gone broody. I’d love to have this Brinsea incubator!! Thanks for this contest!

Rae Lipshultz April 23rd, 2012

I’m 55 and spent my entire life wanting to have chickens, both for eggs and company. We’ve been paying someone locally to hatch eggs for us to be sure we are getting quality, healthy chicks. While I love my “hatcher”, my 13 year old daughter and chicken keeper supreme and I would love to be able to incubate and hatch our own babies.
The chicks/chickens/eggs are her project – half the money from future egg sales to neighbors will go into her bank account for college; the other half will be used to pay for feed. We have so many neighbors wanting to get chickens and they are limited in their purchasing because of hatchery minimums as well as the State of NH requiring a minimum of 12, even when ordering from Agway or Blue Seal.
My daughter thinks that we could fill a need here for those who want a few quality chicks and would like to try doing that for college money too. She is also interested in making some selected crosses to observe personality traits.
So, I guess we have a lot of reasons we’d love to win a Brinsea incubator!
Thank you for taking the time to read my long post!

Lindelle Shaw April 23rd, 2012

I would love to win an incubator. I just started out with chickens last year. This year I had to buy chicks at the local farm supply because we did not have any broody hens or an incubator. I would love to experience along with my kids hatching out our own chicks. So far having and raising chicks has been a great learning experience for us. They help me out with letting them out, collecting eggs, checking them over and just loving them as we sit and watch their silly antics. Thank you for your consideration.

Gina Cromer April 23rd, 2012

We have a cheap incubator and would love to have a new (better one)… I home school my children and this has been the best year since the incubator and my chickens….. My youngest has aspgers and this has been so educational for him.. My husband is disabled so income is very slim, raising chickens we hope will be a source of income to help feed my family. So you can see a new incubator is needed very badly… Thanks for you wonderful site.
Gina Cromer and family

Dawn Levis April 23rd, 2012

I NEED MORE CHICKIES! I have had chickens for a year now. My daughter hatched our first one from an egg in Biology class and got to bring him home. That is how this whole obsession started!! Now we have 4 hens and a rooster. Everyday when I gather eggs and feel a warm one, I think…. I would love some baby chickies!! I want try to hatch an egg but I have no idea where to start. This would be PERFECT!!

Samantha Tuley April 23rd, 2012

I am a homeschool mom and currently use a styrofoam incubator that is difficult to make sure the lid is on with the turner inside. This beautiful egg incubator would look much nicer in my schoolroom!!

sclinton April 23rd, 2012

I would love an incubator to hatch my own little batch of chicks. I am in my second year of having chickens at my new place and I am excited at the thought of hatching out some chicks of my own instead of mail ordering any more. However, I would feel terrible if a destroyed the potential little guys from lack of experience, so anything to make the process more precise and successful would be great!

Amy Grillo April 23rd, 2012

Just two weeks ago, I hatched my first batch of eggs in a Brinsea Mini Advance. What an amazing little machine! I’m now the proud Mama of two Black Copper Marans and two, um…fluffy little yellow mystery chicks (from some eggs my neighbor gave me). When I heard the little peeping voices coming from inside the eggs on day 20, it was almost as exciting as hearing my own babies’ heartbeats for the first time! This little incubator is so easy to use (and easy to clean after a hatch!) that I filled it up the same day with a new batch of eggs and loaned it to a local teacher to use in her fourth grade class. I’d like to make it a gift to the school so that they can hatch chicks in the classroom every year (responsibly spreading the backyard chicken craze, of course), but I’d need a replacement incubator… 🙂

Kelly April 23rd, 2012

We’ve raised chickens for 6+ years now and have only tried the styrofoam incubator without much luck. It would be really neat for my children and friend’s children to see. As a member of our local county fair board, it would be nice for folks to see hatching chicks at our fair.

Elisa April 23rd, 2012

We’ve used an incubator in the past without much luck. We decided to move it into our house so that we could monitor it more closely. While our building has heat and air in it, the temperature still fluctuates more than it does in the house! What’s exciting is that my eggs went in at the same time this blog started so I feel like we will be on this journey together :). I must say that after seeing the pic of the Brinsae incubator….it would look so nice in my house! A nice conversation piece as well as a new member (mama hen) of our family :)!!!!!!!!!!

Megan Zielinski April 23rd, 2012

My children and I are just starting our chicken journey, thanks to your website! We have four day old chicks on order from a local hatchery. I am very interested in hatching my own chicks. I would love to share the experience of new life with my children and others. What a beautiful gift!

Tammy Boyd April 23rd, 2012

I would love to start out with the Brinsea incubator. I’ve been homeschooling my twin sons since 2nd grade; they’re now 13yrs. old. So for most of their life we’ve always focused on taking less and adding more to our environment….we compost/recycle(yes I’m the weirdo that takes other ppls recycling home to keep it out of their trash can!! I’ve been doing the research as to which eggs/incubator to buy!! Needless to say my sons are excited and so am I(more than they are I think!!lol)and we’re just ready to get things started!! Thanks for all the helpful/useful information you guys provide!!

Kristen Sella April 23rd, 2012

When my flock of backyard hens needs replacing I promised my six year old daughter that we would hatch out some chicks together so that she can see the process. A Brinsea Mini Advance would be perfect for this!

Tammy April 23rd, 2012

What a great give-a-way! This would be my first as we have always gotten day old chicks. But we have been discussing getting an incubator … could this hold turkey eggs too?

Jenifer Higginbothem April 23rd, 2012

Hatching eggs… 🙂 ah, it is definitely one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. My husband, 11 year old son & I have several chickens and we truly enjoy hatching the eggs and giving the babies away to other new chicken enthusiasts. Fostering a new love for chickens

The joy new babies bring is refreshing and having the chance to share them with others is such a joy. We have an older incubator that we have had numerous issues with on our last 3 hatches and we cannot afford to replace it.

To get this new one would not just impact our family, it would bless many families throughout it’s use. It would be amazing to win the new incubator and yet regardless of who wins it will be amazing because there will new life shared with others and that is what hatching babies is about 🙂

Sue Hill April 23rd, 2012

I would love to have this incubator. I have a still air incubator and though are checkens hatch, when we try to hatch turkeys we have only had one hatch. We are following the instructions diligently, but to no avail. I would Love to havve it….thank you!!

Jed P April 23rd, 2012

Would be a great educational tool for the kid’s. I’d be honored to test drive a Brinsea.
Thnx for the opportunity to win one. Best, Jed.

Amy Stong April 23rd, 2012

I would love to upgrade to a Brinsea Mini Advance! It seems to be the cadillac of incubators! Low maintenace, excellent viewing capabilities of the eggs as the eggs are incubating, quality construction, and easier cleanup once all the eggs are hatched! It’s an awesome educational tool for children and even some adults who have never had the opportunity to see the miracle of a bird hatching from an egg!

Gunda Smaglinski April 23rd, 2012

I will love to hatch little chicks, spec after my only Silkie hen passed 🙁 Now i’m in need for a incubator, but I can’t affort one

Paige Lonon April 23rd, 2012

Just starting my chicken adventure I have two silkies and four Easter Eggers. I would love to win this Brinsea Incubator this would be awesome to help my family start hatching little chicks. I do not own anything to do this with so to win Brinsea Incubator would be a perfect addition to our new Backyard Yard chicken adventure. Thank You for offering this sweepstakes contest!

Jennifer Higgins Foster April 23rd, 2012

Hi. I enjoyed this blog. The picture was great! I do not have any equipment and would love to get my passion started. Money has kept many peoples dreams from coming true…my grandmother raised chickens all her life and when she passed away, it seems the family just let the passion die with her, but I want to raise my three children the way I was raised.

Krista Damery April 23rd, 2012

Yay! Start us off with a Brinsea incubator! 1 year ago we acquired a farm built in the 1880’s and that in (at least) the 4 families before us had gone largely neglected. We really enjoy giving love back to an old home! This process unfortunately has not allowed us much…well, any….time to get our flock going. My children, 3 and 6, are SO much looking forward to having their own chickens as they have helped to care for their grandparents since they could walk. What a wonderful opportunity! Thank you!!!

Heather Cook April 23rd, 2012

I would like an incubator to hatch eggs because when one of our hens went broody three times last year and we decided to finally let her hatch eggs, it turned out she wasn’t a great mom. We would like to add to our flock and would love to hatch our own eggs from our own flock, now that we’ve added a rooster this past winter.

Kristyn Kenneys April 23rd, 2012

Would LOVE to upgrade! We have just the foam incubator- This would be great for my 6 kids to use! And look fab in my kitchen!!!

Jodi Thirion April 23rd, 2012

I would love to win this to start up. I’ve been buying chicks to raise and re-sell, but have want to hatch my own. The money hasn’t been there since I’m a mother of two, full-time student, and my husband quit his job to help his dad out with his business after my father-in-law had a heart attack. I started this as a small business to help out with bills, and hatching my own would help with the profit margin. 🙂 I’m curious about turkey eggs as well. I have a laying hen whose eggs keep disappearing.

Vivian Hogue April 23rd, 2012

I would love to try this incubator! I have the old style and hatched ducks one time but that was many years ago. We just got back into the chickens so this would be a fun project 🙂

Robin Felch April 23rd, 2012

I would love to win a Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator. I helped my 13 year old daughter save up and we bought a used incubator. We went and ordered 12 eggs and only 2 hatched. Somewhere the incubator had a leak and we couldn’t keep the humidity up where it needs to be for more then 40 minutes. I have 4 kids and they would love to be able to hatch some eggs without us adding water every 40 minutes.

Kathy Wolfe April 23rd, 2012

I would enjoy the Brinsea Mini Advance as it would make hatching eggs a lot easier, but I enjoy my styrofoam also. It gives me that personal touch of rolling the eggs. I like that I can roll them and be part of it all. It is so cool when I hatch out a baby and know that all my effort was a beautiful sucess! The Brinsea would be much nicer to have for size and convenience though! Happy hatching!!

Christina April 23rd, 2012

I would love to start hatching eggs, and using an incubator that will make my life easier sounds great! We live on a small farm and have young children, I loved watching the baby chicks when I was younger and want to do the same with my “brood”. 🙂

David Beecher April 23rd, 2012

Tried it for the first time this year with a styrofoam model. Had pretty good hatching rate…lousy survival rate. I have a lot to learn.

Donna Santi April 23rd, 2012

My special education class loves getting eggs from our local 4-H to hatch every year. We could use an incubator to turn this into a year round project plus being able to give the hatched chicks to the students parents. They are generally from lower income levels and since we are in a rural area everyone loves to have fresh eggs. The article gave me lots of idea’s on how to have a more successful hatch! Thank you!

Melanie H April 23rd, 2012

Anything that takes some of the stress out of hatching is a good thing. Stable temperature, easy to clean, automatic turning…what’s not to love?

Alice Martin April 23rd, 2012

I would LOVE to get a new incubator. At the moment I am using a styrofoam one with a turner in it. The kids love watching the babies hatch but get really upset when I mess up and can’t get the temp. right. I have ruined too many batches of eggs! It makes it harder and harder to start again. On a good note. I have been successful too so all is not lost.

rose April 23rd, 2012

I would love to win an incubator; right now have a broody bantam sitting on some eggs and hopefully will hatch. If do thinking of starting to raise my own babies

L Fleming April 23rd, 2012

I desparately need an upgrade — my current incubator is a finch. And she would quit if I gave her a chicken egg. You see, my only experience with hatching an egg was when a friend gave me a hand raised baby cockateil … and as we were leaving with our new pet, my friend also gave my kids an egg the mama cockateil had laid that day but she wasn’t going to let her hatch. We put the baby cockateil in a cage and put the egg in a Purple Finch’s nest on our patio. That amazing little mama finch hatched all of her babies plus our new pet cockateil! We named our pet Finchie after her foster mom. I would be thrilled to win this Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator and hatch my own flock of chickens! And it’s so cute — easily as adorable as my Purple Finch. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!

Michelle R - Sister to chicks April 23rd, 2012

Would love to have my mom win this. She is the Mary who commented above that is hatching just 2 eggs. She is driving me and my dad crazy…being a over protective mother hen. Don’t turn up the heat, check my babies, what’s the temp now. lol I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Plus I would like to get some restful sleep 🙂

Jessie Nchols April 23rd, 2012

My children love new chicks in the spring. It truly is magic to watch them, watch the eggs crack and our new little chicks flip-flop out. We could certainly use a major upgrade to a Brinsea Mini Advance—-how cool to have a higher success rate. I hope you pick us! Sincerely, Jessie, Matt, Miles & Eleanor

Vanessa Bialek April 23rd, 2012

I would love to win this incubator. This is a new hobby for me. I’ve been searching around for Silkie bantams but I find it much easier to find eggs to hatch than actually getting a week old chick. Both of my sons are looking forward to having a chick of some sort, and I think this might even be a better experiece for them to see how they arrive into this world.

Brenda Walker April 23rd, 2012

I have a styrofoam incubatator with a turner, no fan and it’s a lot of work. But so fun. I love being the first moma they see, I would love to win to a lot better incubator like this one.

Brian Kahl April 23rd, 2012

I have been raising a backyard flock for just under a year, and I am finding it to be the first thing in a long time that really relaxes me when I get home. I’ve raised some from day-old chicks and gotten some from friends, auctions, etc at all ages. The one thing I have yet to do is incubate and hatch myself. I’ve really been wanting to try it!

Ellie S. April 23rd, 2012

I would love to start incubating our own eggs! We have a few hens and roosters already, but haven’t wanted to invest in an incubator yet. I think it would be quite the site for both us and our little boy!

Donna Baker April 23rd, 2012

I would love to begin the journey to mother hen. I am currently the crazy chicken lady. I love my chickens and would love to have an incubator to show my grandson the process of egg to baby chick. Thank you for this contest!

Sharon Miller April 23rd, 2012

I would Love to upgrade to a Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator! Spring is my favorite time of the year, New Baby Chicks and Ducks they are such a joy!
I have been incubating and raising chickens and ducks, now for over 8 years. It is one of my passions! I have a Styrofoam Incubator, and lately it just doesn’t seem to keep the humidity up to where it needs to be.
I’m guessing…It’s Time To Upgrade!

Tracy Gugal-Okroy April 23rd, 2012

I am working very hard at getting backyard chickens legal in my city of Virginia Beach. I currently have 22 hens and a whole slew of supporters for the cause. I have children visit my hens every day and I think having an incubator hatching baby chicks is the next step in educating the children, and my city. Field trips galore I see in my future. I love my peeps and am excited to hatch my own. Thank you!!

Jamie Francisco April 23rd, 2012

I love my chickens and would love to hatch my own. I think it would be a great learning experience for the kids.

Linda April 23rd, 2012

One of our little bantam cochins hatched some eggs a few years ago, and our whole family was thrilled! We would love to try hatching eggs again. We keep our chickens as spoiled pets and would be happy to add a few to our group!

T Shannon Boss April 23rd, 2012

I’d love to try and hatch some chicks for a change. Up to this point we’ve just bought chicks from local sources. My kids would get such a kick out of it.

Shama D April 23rd, 2012

I’m about to start my pet chicken journey and this would be a fantastic way to start!!! How exciting!!!

Tara King April 23rd, 2012

I have had chickens for 3 years and my loving hubby has made an incubator but it is very time intensive and my 2 year old son loves to go in and candle the eggs in the incubator, since it is very easy to open. He has not dropped an egg yet but… We have had 2 semi secessful hatches and we are in day 11 of our 3rd hatch. I have been looking at the Brinsea incubators for a while but being a stay at home mom they are just not in our budget.
One of my friends gave me a Barevelder chicken and she recently passed away so I would like to get a roo and a hen and incbate some eggs to get more in my flock. A new incubator would be heavenly for us to use! Thank you!

Kathy McCurdy April 23rd, 2012

I love to hatch chicks and have been doing it for 13 years with my third graders. My inherited incubator (blue dome thing) is on its last legs and I haven’t trusted it in the last couple of years. I’d love to get a new one and in these challenging economic times for everyone and schools, winning one would be great! We incubate eggs in May, so the timing is good. The only thing better than watching chicks hatch from the eggs is watching my kids faces (if we’re lucky enough to witness a hatching). Will never forget two years ago when a chick was trying hard to come out and a student just couldn’t help himself and blurted out, “Push, push!” 🙂 The best!

Debra April 23rd, 2012

My husband and I just moved to a farm. We were given two roosters. They are both crested Polish. They are sooo cute!! I can’t wait to get my hens! I would love to have an incubator and raise my own little chicks! I’m a newbie … ready, willing, and able!! Can’t wait!

Chris Bing April 23rd, 2012

Hi , I have been incubating eggs along time . Always for someone else. I lived in the city but am a country girl at heart. We have just purchased a place out of town with a little over a acre. I can now incubate for myself woo hoo. Would love to do it in a new incubator have always used the styrofoam ones . Would be thrilled to try a new kind . Happy hatching 🙂

Dawn Bunn April 23rd, 2012

I would love to win this for my family!! I’ve been eyeing this BrinseaOctagon 20 Advance and Mini Advanced incubators for awhile but with six kids, they aren’t in my budget. I home school so we tried hatching eggs already in an inexpensive incubator and it didn’t go very well and I had a few crying children (as well as me too!). We have been raising backyard chickens for 3 years now (we have 14 chickens – most are from MPC!!) and we love our chickens. We would love the opportunity to hatch and raise babies (and you guys have some awesome hatching eggs that I want!!!)! Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity.

Carol Saucier April 23rd, 2012

I want to win this for my darling 7 yr old granddaughter who got us into chickens. She has hand raised them from biddies, but never hatched one. She loves her “girls” even rides her Tiny around in bike basket. What better learning experience for curious, smart little girl

Melissa Dawson April 23rd, 2012

I always said I hate chicken, when i was little my mom had a black silkie rooster that would chase me as soon as i came out the house, mom said he just thought it was funny and thats why he kept doing it. Well 20 some years later, never had a chicken since i left home, my husband and I bought a farm. My two boys 9years old and 2 yrs old had lived in the city all their life. We go to tractor suppy and my 2yr old son stood at the chicks for a hour and all he talked about from then on was “chickies”! It was two weeks before easter, So given i do not like chickens i give in and by them 3 white leghorns, 3 bantams and 2 white pekin ducklings for easter morning. Both boys were ecstactic. Constantly checking on them, making sure there temp was just right and they had plenty of water and feed. Well a week later we go to a sale and comeback with a red leghorn rooster and 3 call ducks and 2 peacocks. Logan the 2yr old does nothing but crow when he hears his rooster. They love their chickens and ducks, they are constantly with them. Even me the one that said “NO CHICKENS” has been looking on ypur website to see what new additions to our flock would be interesting to see grow and be able to harvest different types of eggs. Ive almost settled on what i think we will add. But the reason i would hope we would win the incubator is because not only do i not have one yet, but for the boys to be able to see the chicks hatch would be fun and a great learning tool. So I guess I would have two little Mr.Hens! LOL

Rachel Powell April 23rd, 2012

I love chickens. And we homeschool. It is so fun but I hate not having good hatches and dealing with dieing baby chickens. I would like an incubator that minimizes that as much as possible.

Lauren Milner April 23rd, 2012

I would love to upgrade! This is the the one I chose to upgrade to when my “egg selling” gets enough profit!

My name is Lauren and I’m am addicted to incubating.

Larry E April 23rd, 2012

Have been thinking about getting an incubator for over a year now. Have done some research and think the small incubator with all its automation would make keeping my small flock up much easier. Don’t have broody hens.

Barbara April 23rd, 2012

I love hatching eggs from our BBS Orpingtons and use a broody hen when possible I have one black Austrolorp who goes broody all the time, but has yet to sit on eggs more than a day or two…long enough to ruin them. I also have a Havo Bator and an LG. I’m always trying to improve my hatch rates and would love to try a new incubator. The grandchildren come over and the first thing they do is run for the room I have my incubator in and ask if there’s chickies yet. I’ve become obsessed with chickens!!! and lovin every minute of my obsession….

BobEthier April 23rd, 2012

My family has enjoyed incubating eggs for a few years now and I would like to try this style of incubator- in hopes of increasing our success rate! Thank you!

Amber April 23rd, 2012

One of my fondest memories growing up is hatching and raising chicks at daycare. I now have a daycare of my own and would love to share that same experience with my kids. Who knows, it may spark the same interest in chickens for them like it did for me.

Deborah Fountain April 23rd, 2012

I would love to win the incubator for my two grandsons. They love their chickens they have now, but are always going to chick shows or chicken swaps to find something new. They take such good care of their chickens and would love to have their on incubator.

Lashanda April 23rd, 2012

I’ve raised day old chicks (Thank you My Pet Chicken!) but I’ve never had the pleasure of hatching. I’d love to win this give away!

Mellissa April 23rd, 2012

My little girls (age 4 & 5) and I just started keeping chickens for the first time last month. It has been a great experience and a lot of fun and I would make it even more exciting to be able to not just get the baby chicks in the mail but to see them from egg to chick. Thanks for the opportunity!

Shannon Krogmann April 23rd, 2012

I would LOVE a BRINSEA icubator. My children and I love raising chickens. If we won we would LOVE to hatch silkie buffs. WHY you ask? We have learned they are very hard to hatch out. But with the help of an icubator maybe we could be successful and show some pictures off on your website 🙂

Savannah Powell April 23rd, 2012

I think this would be a much better way to hatch eggs than the stirofoam incubator.
You wouldn’t have to turn eggs yourself!

My family has hatched many eggs. My father even built a 500 egg incubator!!!

Debbie Wines April 23rd, 2012

I would love to start hatching my own. I understand problems with the hatch and orders but at least the only person I could blame would be me:)

Chris Reed April 23rd, 2012

I would love to have an incubator. We have always ordered our chicks online, but since my grandkids are home schooled, having an incubator would be a wonderful learning experience for them. One child is a farmer living in a city kids body and another is a science fanatic….perfect for both of them.

INchickgirl April 23rd, 2012

I would love to have one for a couple of reasons
1. new mommy hen here and
2. would be small enough for my backyard adventure.

I would be grateful for winning, but celebrate for the other that did too

Jessica shatley April 23rd, 2012

What a wonderful gift! I have only ever hatched under a broody hen. With one really good hatch, and one not so good. I’ve always wanted a brooder because then I don’t have to rely on momma hen alone. 🙂 crossing my fingers for the chance to win!

Phill B. April 23rd, 2012

I’d love to have an incubator at home so we could hatch some of our own peepers.

Britny Garcia April 23rd, 2012

Oohhh…I would love to win the Brinsea mini advance!! I think it would be a great learning experience for my son to hatch his own chicks. I think hatching our own is so much easier on the chicks than having them shipped.

Carlos April 23rd, 2012

I just started raising chicks at home and its magic and addictive. My kids are going crazy and I had to place a second order to have everybody happy. I have been reading so much about chickens and got kind of seduced by Incubators and now I am very excited to have one.
I have three beautiful kids and I always teach them to respect and love animals and they, and I guess hatching our own eggs at home and looking and working in the process of it will be amazing for them. I am sure they will leave the computer and the PS3 just to share those simple and beautiful moments that maybe we adult people had in our early years. Thank u MyPetChicken for this opportunity. We love u

Michele April 23rd, 2012

I tried to incubate eggs for the 1st time this spring using 2 of those styro bators. I started with 63 eggs and only hatched 14 total. Very disappointing. I’d love to have a Binsea of any size. You never have too many chickens!

Alison April 23rd, 2012

My backyard chicken adventure started my junior year of high school in biology class 6 years ago when I took 4 chicks home from an egg hatching experiment (two of which are still alive and digging up my mom’s flowers). Since then I have used an ancient stirofoam incubator that my old biology teacher gave me when the school got new ones. With this dinosaur, I have had very limited success due to the age of the incubator and the complicated procedure needed to have a successful hatching. I feel that this new Brinsea incubator would not only improve my hatch rate but also team moral at my house (my sister gets really upset when we are trying to hatch 10 eggs and only 2 make it).

Dana April 23rd, 2012

I’ve heard such wonderful comments about the Brinsea mini-advance! I love the open window design so you can easily see the chicks hatching and I appreciate the fully automated features of the Brinsea mini-advance so that it takes so much of the second guessing out of the process. It can be nerve wracking to try and bring new chicks into the world!

Becky April 23rd, 2012

I’ve always wanted to incubate chicken eggs! I love chickens, from egg to egg.

Debbie April 23rd, 2012

So many wonderful comments!! I too would love to win this awesome incubator!! Just like lots of other posts, I would love to share this wonder of life with my children and grandchildren! I love the idea of sharing fresh “real” eggs with neighbors and the local food bank!! Someone will win!! Maybe this time it could be me!! But I know this will be a huge blessing to whoever wins!! And Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!!

Marti Booker April 23rd, 2012

Would love to start with a Brinsea incubator. None of my chickens has ever gone broody, even the breeds that were supposedly super-broody. My duck hens are broodier than my chickens! They’re not reliable, though, tending to wander off when an attractive puddle presents itself.

Neeta April 23rd, 2012

I just had the saddest hatch rate – 1 out of 20 eggs hatched in my first and pricey incubator. Now I have one poor little chick with no friends and I don’t have any more fertile eggs. Plus I’m worried about putting eggs in my incubator because the conditions were PERFECT and I followed the instructions to a tee! Not sure where it went wrong. A new Brinsea incubator plus some fertile eggs would really make my day after this sad week at my house. And maybe I could hatch some friends for my little one who I suspect is pretty lonely! Keeping my fingers crossed here to win an upgrade!

Bobbie April 23rd, 2012

My girls and I want a backyard brood! It would be sooo neat if they could watch the chicks hatch here at home! I had a teacher in the 3rd grade, who raised chickens, bring in an incubator and teach us all about the parts of the egg, incubation and the hatching process. I never forgot her or the special moment when the first chick was born! Amazing! I would LOVE to share that with my children too!

Ashley April 23rd, 2012

My 3-year old and I got started with chickens last year, thanks to MyPetChicken.com. We have had a ball, and thought we had it all figured out. We were enjoying 6-8 eggs/day and slowly getting our spaniels comfortable with the new pets. We were so proud of ourselves, until the recent “Easter Massacre” when a strange dog came into our fenced-in yard while our hens were having some free-range time. It seems daunting to have to start over, but we’re ready now and I’d love to try my hand at incubation! The information provided by MyPetChicken.com will guide us through!

Tami April 23rd, 2012

We are just getting started, but we ordered chicks because I worry with the other incubators of not being able to get to turn them as often as they would need. This Brinsea one would be awesome.

Joline Moeller April 23rd, 2012

I have not hatched eggs at home yet – & I would love to start with something easy to use!!!!!

Tamara Kleinsasser April 23rd, 2012

I would love to start with a Brinsea incubator because it looks like it makes it pretty fool proof 🙂

Frank Boysia April 23rd, 2012

Hi. My mother , who is 94. and in good health, lives with me. I’ve always been an animal person and I would love to raise some chickens so she can have the chore of collecting the eggs. I believe it would give her something to look forward to and help her feel like she’s contributing to the household. Of course, the grandkids would love to help too. Would love to win this quality Brinsea Incubator.

Andrew April 23rd, 2012

Hatching chicks would be so fun!

Bobbie April 23rd, 2012

I’ve never hatched eggs before. I would LOVE to try. I have a broody hen I’ve been watching some maybe she could do it?

Thanks for the chance.

Bobbie

lisa schimpf April 23rd, 2012

i would love to win this incubator . what a great mothers day gift ..to bring cute baby chicks into this world . it would be a great teaching tool for all my kids to see how the chickens they already love are brought into this world 🙂 … fingers crossed

Daphne April 23rd, 2012

I would love to win the incubator! I am just getting started with chickens and think this incubator will make the process so much easier!

Shelley April 23rd, 2012

I have not tried incubating yet, but would LOVE to! Watching those chicks hatch would be a huge thrill for my whole family, especially our 8-year-old.

Marcia April 23rd, 2012

I would love to win the incubator. I am just getting into raising chickens. My little grandchildren love gathering the egg. I only have one hen that is laying.

christi April 23rd, 2012

I am incubating my first hatch with a borrowed incubator. I would absolutely love to win an incubator and six fertile eggs. So exciting! Fingers crossed!

Nancy April 23rd, 2012

I would love to win this incubator… My family and I have had chickens for four years. It’s such an amazing experience for our whole family and it really teaches our children a great deal of responsibility. I think letting my children watch the whole process of placing the eggs, watching them hatch and then raising the chicks would be such a wonderful experience:)

I really hope you pick us!!

Becky Jo Gray April 23rd, 2012

My broody hen finished hatching 18/19 eggs and abandoned the last one! She hatched eggs from Monday to Thursday, so I didn’t blame her! But I could hear the last one peeping. So I brought it in and long story short, helped it to hatch. I had no incubator, so It resided in a small box with a desklamp. Would be really nice to have an incubator to help out any more chicks, and also to give our three kids the last of the hatching experiences!

Beth Carlson April 23rd, 2012

My boys talked me into replying. They want the incubator really really bad. They have been wanting one for awhile now so they can raise there own baby chicks. We have several breeds of chickens and they love taking care of them. They are 6 and 10 with ADHD and some learning disabilities but taking care of the chickens has really helped. I have tried the Styrofoam one in the past but with bad results didn’t want to boys through that. This would 2 vey happy boys!!!!!

McCaide Wooten April 23rd, 2012

I have only used a Styrofoam incubator up to this point, but I would love to upgrade. I’m branching out in the world of poultry this summer and hope to hatch my own peachicks! (if I can find fertile hatching eggs, that is!)

Anita Zimmer April 23rd, 2012

I hope to win this fantastic incubator because our broody hen disappeared this past fall and my kids were devastated with the loss. They loved watching her hatch and raise the few chicks she did have. I would like an incubator to be able to have a few more chicks each year to add to the collection of layers we have and watch them grow as we have in the past.

Erica Lawler April 23rd, 2012

The Mini Advance would make the perfect complement to my broody hens. Sometimes I just want to set a few eggs as part of a test cross, but I’ve found it’s hard to get my broody hens to do a good job with a small clutch of eggs. It would also be great to have a table-top model to lend to my mom for her students. I take my birds to her school sometimes so they can get a first-hand experience with chickens. Imagine how much fun they’d have getting to see the peeps hatch!

chad April 23rd, 2012

Thank you for turning so many people on to the joy of raising chickens… im a big fan.

I would love to win your incubator … i think i would make a great mr mom! 😉

Kristine Musial April 23rd, 2012

I would love to give my mother the mini advance incubator. Last month she tried to hatch eggs in the oven. Yes…the oven. The temp did get almost to the needed heat just by the oven light. BUT when we needed to cook something, of course the eggs had to come out. Cant blame the lady for trying. She even had them named. LOL So for mothers day, I think that would be a wonderful gift!!!

Rodger April 23rd, 2012

I would like to win the incubator..would take to Pine River Schools and let the kids watch the hatch.Thank You

Melissa Rollings April 23rd, 2012

I love my chickens! But, I have the worst luck with hatching out chicks. I have had several different breeds of chickens over the years, but come to realize, that all breeds don’t always sit on a clutch of eggs. I have had the styrofaom incubator w/egg turner, but I just didn’t have the luck to have hatched them all out! I have even used a heating pad in a plastic tub, turning the eggs everyday, No luck there…I would just really like an incubator that really hatches the bitties out. We also have ducks, and geese. And if they do not sit on their eggs constantly, my dogs go and have an egg feast. I have lost soo many eggs to my dogs. Sometimes, it’s a race, to see who can find the eggs first, me or the dogs….. I just get so frustrated at all the eggs we could have had hatched!!! Chickens are just so amazing to have, and to watch…

Melissa Rollings April 23rd, 2012

Thank you for listening to my story.

Loretta April 23rd, 2012

I would like to upgrade to a Brinsea incubator so I can hatch more chick.My daughter is wanting to go to a vo-ag school and has been wanting to have an incubator and watch the eggs hatch and this would be a grat experience for her. She loves to take care of our chickens she collects the eggs everyday and feeds them, she even has named all the chickens.

Macy Valaer April 23rd, 2012

I would love to win the incubater because I am a mom of 10 chicks from My Pet Chicken and would love to have more.

Teresa April 23rd, 2012

The Brinsea would be so nice to have. It takes up little space and is pretty much automatic. It would be nice to not have to turn eggs all the time. The kids would be so excited.

DeAnna April 23rd, 2012

I would love to win this incubator! I keep trying to build the perfect incubator and fail, my hubby thinks I need to buy one, but buying a good one can get pricey, so winning one would be perfect!

Brice Graham April 23rd, 2012

We love having our backyard chickens. This will be our second year. We have Buff orpingtons, rhode island reds, black copper marans, and a hand full or turkeys. My wife has really been wanting me to buy her an incubator. We really do not have the money for an incubator. We have 5 kids ages two through 12. My children really love the chickens and my 12 year old wants to be a vetinarian. She has done so much for the chickens even saved 1 of their lives as a baby when it was choking. I would love this incubator for my oldest daughter to have the experience of being a mother hen. She loves animals and this would be great for her, while the other kids could help. Please pick our family

Jennette April 23rd, 2012

We have quite a few chickens from mypetchicken.com and they are a few years old, it would be wonderful to add a few chicks to our flock. We had also hatched out some chicks perviously, my 3 children LOVED to see the eggs candled, and then see them hatch. I unfortunately let a friend borrow my incubators and never recieved them back :0(. This could really get things going for the kids and I!

Roxann April 23rd, 2012

I ordered my first chicks from My Pet Chicken. When they got here it was love at first site! I would love to win/have the Brinsea Incubator because then I can hatch my babies and we can meet at that first precious moment.

Christelle April 23rd, 2012

I have decided to enter into the world of raising back yard chickens! I would love to win an incubator, it would be great to be able to let my little girl see the chicks hatching, and I would love to see it too! I’m so excited for her to have a chicken as a pet and I can not wait for all the fresh eggs, I have even convinced my husband to build a coop and I’m working on the design. It will be great to have an incubator so we can have the chics from day one and take care of them and spend lots of time with them so they will be tame. Thank you my pet chicken for providing great information and products, I find the breed selector tool especially helpful!

Theresa McDonald April 23rd, 2012

I have never thought about hatching my own eggs. Now I have a broody hen who started with 2 eggs. Now she has 12 eggs and I’m so new to chickens; I don’t really know what to do to keep the others from laying in her box. But now I’m interested in seeing how this process works. I have never had chickens until I got the ones I have now.

Vicki April 23rd, 2012

I remember my sister’s science fair project where she hatched eggs in our basement many, many years ago. I’ve wanted to hatch my own eggs ever since… and I think I’ve waited long enough… at least 47 years. I’ve decided next Spring is the time!

Liam April 23rd, 2012

I just finished incubating a batch of 28 very rare (and very expensive) Marans eggs with my Hovabator Genesis 1588, and half way through hit incubation disaster! The temperature dropped to room temperature and stayed there for about seven hours until I got home and did some electronic adjustments to it. Even after bringing the heat up to as high as it could go, it still only peaked at 95.4. As there was nothing more I could do, I just waited until hatch day and hoped for the best. It has been five days after ‘hatch day’, and not one of the 28 eggs hatched. Over $120 has gone down the drain because of the failures of this incubator. I bought it thinking a ‘second best’ incubator would be just fine, but that has not been the case. It lasted two incubation cycles, and now does not work. With more eggs coming that are even more expensive than Marans eggs, I cannot risk another disastrous hatch.
Thank you
Liam

Beth April 23rd, 2012

I’m currently at day 9 with my Styrofoam incubator which I’ve had for 2 years but been afraid to use. Would LOVE to get a Brinsea! My kids are both super excited! I just hope the eggs I have hatch.

suzie whitson April 23rd, 2012

I would love the opportunity to have this prize so that I might observe my grandsons amazement during the process of life. I think we all enjoy such wonderful things in life, but children need to learn the really great things instead of just video games etc… thanks for the opportunity to enter. suzie

KATHY PACE April 23rd, 2012

I WOULD LOVE TO WIN AN INCUBATOR. I HAVE A STYROFOAM BUT IT KEEPS LEAKING THE WATER OUT ALL OVER EVERYWHERE. I AM ON DISABILITY AND CANT AFFORD TO BUY A NEW INCUBATOR AND NONE OF MY HENS WILL SET. AND I HAVE NEVER WON ANYTHING IN MY LIFE TO SPEAK OF UNLESS ITS AN EVERYONE WINS THING.

Karen Haasnoot April 23rd, 2012

I bought a Brinsea Eco 20 from MPC about 2 weeks ago.
Today I started incubating 8 Orpington eggs that a friend gave me.
It holds the temperature perfectly and it is easy to regulate the humidity
This is my first time. I am so excited and can’t stop staring
at the eggs, the thermometer, and the humidity gage.
I do not need to win the incubator, but I would love an auto turn cradle 🙂
Or eggs.

Cheri Jenkins April 23rd, 2012

I would love …love to see some babies hatching ..I have 10 little girls now and they are sooo adorable…but the experience of hatching some would be awsome..

Michael Willis April 24th, 2012

One of my fondest childhood memories was of second grade. As a class project the teacher incubated two dozen chicken eggs in the class room. When they hatched we placed the little chicks in a heated glass display so that all of the passing children could see our new pets. On the weekends we got to take one of the chicks home to care for. The memory has forever left me with an interest in chickens as pets. I now have two little boys of my own and would love to introduce them to the interest and fun of hatching our own chicks and watching them grow. A Brinsea incubator would be just the ticket to begin our family journey.

Tiff April 24th, 2012

A Brinsea Incubator would be fantastic!! My 5 children all have communication challenges. Although they often go into “fight, flight or freeze” mode when talking with people, they really connect with animals. Last spring we started with a home-made incubator and hatched a few chicks. These chickens have been a lesson in social thinking that finally makes sense for my older daughter. These unexpected teachers have been so much more successful than therapy. I would love to increase our small flock to start us also learning a bit about healthy food and maybe even a small start into business selling eggs. A Brinsea Incubator would really help us with the disappointments we’ve had on our small hatch rate last time.

Angela Owings April 24th, 2012

We started raising chickens last year, buying all our chicks, my boys this year have decieded that they would like to try hatching some of their own chicks, so we went to our local farm and home and purchased a still egg incubator, we are about 7 days from seeing how our first hatch has went. I would love a much more precise incubator like the one you are giving away and so would my boys. Nothing better than to raise kids on a farm.

Jill K. April 24th, 2012

I have six Rhode Island Reds who refuse to sit on their eggs. 🙁 I have tried to put their eggs under one of my broody Cochins but she also refuses to sit on them. I would love to hatch out some of their eggs as I love that breed so much. What better way to do it than with a Brinsea Incubator?!

Rachel Q April 24th, 2012

I would love to get this incubator for a couple reasons, one to incubate chicks here at home and share that experience with my children, but also to share it with the school so that their classmates can learn and experience the joy of hatching chicks. I have never done it, and this is the first year that we have chickens, but we are so excited and enjoying every bit of raising the chicks we currently have. 🙂

Sheryl Lynn April 24th, 2012

incubator looks like a great home school project!

Dawn Martin April 24th, 2012

I would love to win this incubator as we have just completes our first coop and run,, and would love to start out with all the best products for our babies,

Billie Worley April 24th, 2012

I would love to start hatching chickens. I would love to win this incubator to start raising my own chickens. I love the process ; and this would be a good learning tool to teach my son about life processes

Robin Hubbuch April 24th, 2012

I would love to expand my flock with an incubator . The frustration of loosing chicks to inexperienced brooders or weather is heart rending. All that or tail and hard work for the poor hen lost its a Bummer!! Please consider my entry. Thanks

Ginger Borgeson April 24th, 2012

I’ve been raising poultry & exotic birds, off & on for about 25 years. Have always found Brinsea Products of the BEST quality & workmanship and ease of use is fantastic. I would love to upgrade this year with a new incubator from you folks. Thanks for all your help and wonderful products!

Christy Byron April 24th, 2012

I’d love to try my hand at hatching in an incubator! What a great experience for my nieces to be able to watch babies hatching!!

Tania Gooding April 24th, 2012

We would love to win an incubator. We are still in the learning stages of raising chickens and ducks. We enjoy watching our flock grow. We have a baby on the way and would love to add to our animal family as well!

Deidra Torrez April 24th, 2012

Hi the reason i would like to win is i would love an upgrade in my incubator. The main reason for the upgrade i only have one incubator it is a hovabator and i get good hatch rates form it and i also let a teacher at my kids school borrow it every year and with this upgrade i can give my hovabator and turner to the school so that they will have one on hand at all times when they need it instead of having to wait for mine expecially if i am hatching at the time they ask to use it this way they can schedule the time they use it and all they teachers can hatch chicks in their classroom and be used as a great learning tool for the kids. If i could afford to buy another incubator i would and give it to the school but with money being very tight it is not possiable but this way if i win then i can give my kids school and incubator to use any time they like with out having to call me to make sure it is avaliable.

angela April 24th, 2012

I am new to the chicken world and would absolutely love to get off on the right foot (or talon, if you will;)
Winning this Mini Advance Incubator would insure that my chicks also get the right start to life. The only joy that can beat Mother’s smile as she opens this is the joy that she will experience watching her baby chicks open their shells 🙂

Denise April 24th, 2012

Ive been wanting chickens since we took care of some for a friend! My mother and grandmother used to buy the runts during the depression! I also remember my grandmothers sign in the kitchen, “which came first the chicken or the egg?” and it always made me think! Would love to hatch my own first baby chicks! Thank you for the opportunity.

Jess Mulder April 24th, 2012

I would absolutely love to start off with an incubator like this. I’ve been an animal lover my entire life and recently just watched a group of baby chicks hatch in school. It was heartbreaking to see how many of the eggs did not hatch due to the eggs not being turned correctly by my teacher and other unknown reasons. It would be fantastic to be able to win this incubator so that there is a much less chance of so many chicks not hatching, although I know it is not a guarantee that all the eggs will hatch. Another reason why I would love to win this incubator is because it would be wonderful to be able to hatch my own eggs just like my mom had when she was younger. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity in times when money is short. Thanks again!

Sarah Rumbaugh April 24th, 2012

I’d love to start out with a Brinsea incubator because I have heard nothing but wonderful things about how easy and worry-free they make hatching chicks. I am starting a small flock of Mille Fleur D’Uccle chickens and would love to have an incubator to hatch out some chicks from them!

Angela D. April 24th, 2012

I would love the incubator so that my boys (ages 12 and 7) can experience the miracle of watching their new feathered friends come into this world! I really want my sons to grow up appreciating life and natural living. I wish to teach them how to live a healthy lifestyle that also includes responsibility of taking care of what they have…including their pets!

Nate Rumbaugh April 24th, 2012

We have been raising chicken for a year now and have always done day olds. I would like the incubator so that we can try with doing it all ourselves and this one seems like the perfect one to start with.

Floyd Johnson April 24th, 2012

I would love to win the Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator

Delorise Knight April 24th, 2012

I would LOVE to win the Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator to get chicks

Denise Keever April 24th, 2012

The Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator would be the best thing to win

Brandon Knight April 24th, 2012

If i won i would start geting more chicks

Eric Johnson April 24th, 2012

I hope i win the Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator

Becca Smith April 24th, 2012

I have never tried to hatch eggs before but would love to try! I’ve read that the Brinsea is a great brand and would love to give it a try!

kittis April 24th, 2012

my son wants a bigger flock ,and we want to hatch chickens.that why i need a incubator.that the Brinsea is a great brand and would love to give it a try
! 🙂

Karen Anderson April 24th, 2012

Passionate about poultry!! Sadly, since I moved out to where I can finally give in to this passion, the humidity change has taught me and the kids a little too much about hatching failures – and that has been having a huge impact on our trying to have the chooks support themselves, much less us. Don’t want to give up, but cannot afford to upgrade. This Brinsea would be heaven sent!

Debbie A April 25th, 2012

my kids (all 10 of them) so want to raise chickens. Would love the opportunity to start from the very beginning. Thanks for the chance!!

Beth Hayes April 25th, 2012

Would love, love, love to win this incubator! Brinsea is an awesome product and my friends are getting incredible hatch rates!! Please email me and tell me I’m the one! 😀

Rachel April 25th, 2012

We would love to hatch our own eggs! My girls, ages 4 and 6, want to raise their own chicks for 4-H.

Kelly Carling April 25th, 2012

I’d love to win an incubator so my daughters could experience the intriguing and miraculous process of how a baby bird comes into this world. Thank you!

Rachele H April 25th, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea incubator because we currently have a few chickens & when the boys saw our broody hen hatch out her eggs they were extremely excited. Unfortunately after 2 she thought she had done her job. It would have been wonderful to have a place for them to come inside to. I believe it would be an incredible experience for the boys to watch the incubation and hatching of little chickens. Thanks

Robin McCannon April 25th, 2012

I have always had the styrofoam type, I didn’t know about this kind. I would love to upgrade! We hatch often since our kids are in 4-H.

Terri April 25th, 2012

I’d love an incubator! I just acquired a half dozen ducks, 4 ducks and 2 drakes, and they lay fertile eggs. I’d love to try hatching duck eggs!

Paige April 25th, 2012

Winning this prize will definetley help my mother. About a month ago my hens eggs hatched but all 3 of them die. my mom and brother were devastated. For about a week they wouldn’t do anything. And now just recently when we let the chickens out to clean the coop, a huge eagle, like 4x bigger than the chicken, swooped down attacked my rooster leaving him covered in blood then grabbed my moms favorite and left. We did all we could to make that eagle leave but still took our chicken with it. my mom will not even get up from bed. This will really be the best mothers day present ever. Thanks for giving a chance to someone like me and my mom.

Heather Haas April 25th, 2012

I would love a Brinsea! My goal is to someday get the 20, but the mini would rock too! I really love the ease of use they appear to have. It would be sweet!!!

Rebekah Smith April 25th, 2012

I would really appreciate winning this incubator. I have two hens setting eggs at the moment, but would love to start me a clutch in an incubator. I have had mother hens abandon the eggs too soon often just hatching out two or three, and others be peeping and I have no where to put them. We’d love to hatch out some of our own, Please consider us for the Brinsea incubator. Thanks so much.

Rustina April 25th, 2012

I have recently been researching incubators as I have moved “back to the country” again and the brinsea seemed to be the most accurate, easy to use ” home type” incubators. As I wouldn’t need to hatch hundreds of chicks at a time I think brinsea is the way to go for a farm girl like me !!!!

Terri White April 25th, 2012

I would love to incubate and hatch my own eggs. None of our hens has gone broody ever. What a great learning experience for our children to watch eggs hatch into cute little birds in this wonderful incubator! Thank you for the chance to win!

Nicole Soule April 25th, 2012

I keep begging my husband for an incubator, dropping not so subtle hints… I told him I wanted one for mothers day, so it would be wonderful to get this one, so I could try hatching eggs for the first time!

Cathy Lemmon April 25th, 2012

This would be a wonderful upgrade for our family farm! We are just getting re-started with things– had a single great hatching with our “standard” styrofoam one. But the last couple haven’t gone nearly as well, we’re sure for a variety of reasons. With as hard as my husband works on things here, as closely as he watches the eggs and our birds, as much research as he’s done into incubating eggs properly, he assuredly knows tons more than I. This would be a true blessing to him– I can already see the smile across his face. Not to mention our kids, who watch and work closely with and learn so much from him.

Audry April 25th, 2012

So far all my chickens have been purchased as day-old chicks. I would love to hatch eggs, but as my husband and I both work full time, we can’t give an inexpensive incubator the kind of attention it needs. An automatic Brinsea incubator would solve that problem!

Sherry Bowen April 25th, 2012

I love your story and would love to win this great incubator. I have been wanting to start hatching my own little chicks for a long time. I really would love to be able to hatch some black cooper marans as well as some other unique breeds. I love all the different egg shapes and colors and the great variety they provide not to mention they are the most interesting little creatures that bring fun and entertainment into our lives.

Emily April 25th, 2012

I would love to start with a Brinsea incubator! I love my little Serama chickens and I am building a little flock so I can start selling chicks and birds. A Brinsea would look fabulous in my kitchen!

Leah April 25th, 2012

We just tried our first hatch, went with the Styrofoam still air with egg turner, and only got 2 to hatch 🙁 it was sad. The kids & and I would love to try again, and add to the rare breeds numbers if possible!

Heather O'Keefe April 25th, 2012

I’m new to raising chickens, this being my first year. But I’m hooked and my chicks have me wrapped around their little feet. To say my darlings are spoiled would be an understatement. The only thing that would have been better in raising my chicks, is if I’d been there the day they each entered this world. I’d love to have an incubator to be able to see my future grandchicks come into this world and have the oppertunity of a few more days to spoil them and enjoy the wonder of their new lives with them.

Tamar Amidon April 25th, 2012

I would love to get an incubator. I always get mail order chicks but have wanted to hatch my own since the beginning

Kimberly R. April 25th, 2012

Im new to backyard chickens! I have six hens and just love it. I can not have roosters where I live so an incubator would be perfect. I hope that you guys choose me! I could blog my experience and upload a journam! It would be allot of fun

Thank you for all your wonderful articles filled with information, humor and encouragement!

kim hovis April 25th, 2012

My first chickens ever are now 1 year old and I am totally in love and addicted. I would love to try hatching them. I have six full-grown hens now that are laying 5-6 eggs a day. They make my day everyday!

Beth Dodd-Smith April 25th, 2012

I’d like to win because I have a styrofoam ‘bator now. It has an automatic turner and everything but that requires me to make sure I take it out when they start peeping and then the humidity is never right on it either. I had a lot of stuck in shell chicks and a lot of dead in shell chicks. 🙁 So, I am now intrigued with this and would love to try it.
I also have a friend coming to stay with me, who will be here on the first. She’s never been around chickens before and I’d love to try to hatch out some chicks for her. Any incubator that makes it great for a first timer to use, will make her experience that much more enjoyable!

Robert Penland April 25th, 2012

Wow, some of these stories are so sad that I would hate to compete with them. If I won one, I would probably just sell it on e-bay for beer money. I mean who doesn’t like a nice cold one especially if it’s free!

I hope for all those that are struggling on here, their lives get a little easier. And realize that this post is written “tongue-in-cheek” to bring some comic relief.

Rachael Hunter April 25th, 2012

Oh the joy an incubator would bring! My own little chicks (ok kids ages 2 and 3) could have the experience of hatching and brooding baby chicks with their Mom! My youngest loves the chickens so much!

Susan April 25th, 2012

I just bought a farmette, and I am leaning towards raising Dorkings. An incubator would surely be helpful.

Jennifer Griffith April 25th, 2012

I have been wanting to get an incubator for a while now. We homeschool and I would love for my children to be able to watch and learn about hatching first hand. It would be a great learning experience for them.

sarah guthrie April 25th, 2012

i would love the Brinsea incubator. we’ve been getting our chicks from our favorite feed store and would really like to teach our kids about the miricle of taking a fertilized egg and have it hatch into a chick. things have been pretty rough for us lately and to win this would really lift our spirits!

Tryne Brenna April 25th, 2012

I really could use a new incubator. I just borrowed my firend’s old school (1986 according to the paperwork) incubator. and between that and the ebay eggs I purchased I had a hatch rate of ZERO! Kids are disappointed to say the least. I did build an awesome coop in the meantime, but would like to try again with incubating my own eggs. (Dont think we will go the ebay route again though)
Please and thank you“““““

Tammie Curtis April 25th, 2012

How exciting, or eggciting!!! I tried a hatch with a brand new Hovabator, and it failed miserably because the room temps weren’t stable enough. So I’m selling it and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a Brinsea! Would make my hatching journey soooo much easier, especially with the long night shift hours that I work. Makes it impossible to hatch at all with the Genesis for me anyway.

Caroline Galbraith April 25th, 2012

I would love to be able to hatch our own chicks with my daughter. She also wanted to be able to bring it to school, her teacher said she could! We don’t have chickens yet, we’re moving to 5 acres and would like to start our flock this Summer! This would be a perfect addition to start more chicks our flock! 🙂 Love you sight! We ordered chicks from you to arrive in July!

The Galbraith Family

Joan Cerio April 25th, 2012

Why would I like to? Because it truly excited an impressed you. I don’t have room for things that “only promise to….”

Sabrina P April 25th, 2012

I just started raising chickens this year. My daughter loves ‘her girls’ as she calls them and I’d love to watch her watch some eggs hatch.

Brenda April 25th, 2012

ware oh ware are my chick baby’s be??? oh ware ? I soooo would like to be a chick mom and see the way a new life starts.

Laura Butler April 25th, 2012

I too am doing the stryofoam incubator. I started hatching last year with it with no turner, no fan. I had it in a downstairs bathroom where the only heat was a wood stove in the familyroom and a walkout door to the barnyard. I now realize that the heat and cold fluctuated way too much. I am surprised that I got any chicks out of the hatch. I think I got 2 chicks out of all that.

This year I upgraded to a turner and tore a fan out of an old computer. I put some eggs in and put it on the floor in my walkin closet and monitored it much better. my daughter gave me another incubator so I used that one as my lockdown bator. I think i ended up with a 60% hatch….much better then the previous year. The next hatch I tried the dry method and ended up with 72% hatch. Then things started going wrong. My 3rd hatch, I couldn’t keep temps right even though I hadn’t moved either incubator. Unfortuately this was the first hatch that I had my first internet egg buys.

I had 10 blue maran eggs in and although I got 10 live chicks, I ended up losing 5. I could go on, but anyway I think its time for a new bator.

Jennifer Colwell April 25th, 2012

I would absolutely love an incubator. I just found out last week that I was accepted into an applied animal science program UNH and I’m really hoping to learn about farm animals, as I already know a lot about dogs, cats, etc. My daughters have really wanted to get chickens since their great grandmother has a bunch and they play with them every-time we visit. I also adore chickens. Finally after years of researching chicken breeds, types, etc, I’m in a position to get chickens and start hatching eggs as well. So I have zero chickens at the moment, but can’t wait to start. My coop will bee finished soon, and I’ve already made nesting boxes for older hens out of recycled wood =) I do plan to get an incubator to hatch eggs, but It would be wonderful to not have to buy one.

Anne Parsons April 25th, 2012

I would love to win this. I have 4 children and they enjoy watching chicks that have hatched under our broody hen. Not the same as an incubator where you can actually see all the action take place. We have an incubator but it is very basic and a lot of work. I get nervous opening and adding water and the newly hatching chicks/ducklings rolling their unhatched siblings around. This would be a great upgrade.

Debbie gehlken April 25th, 2012

My husband doesn’t want to hatch eggs, and I do! If I won the contest I know he would be on board….

Brianna A. April 25th, 2012

Last summer was the start of my chicken adventure. We bought 2 p.o.l. Pullers, and 6 chicks. I loved raising the chicks from just a few days old, and in the end we lost two, and two were roosters. instead of buying chicks this year, we decided we were going to try our hand at breeding. Well, our silkie hen is not quite the best mother. She sits on the eggs all night, and most of the day, but once we come to feed, she stays off the eggs for a few hours, and they get cold! We really wanted to get into breeding sizzles, since our frizzle rooster is a nice specimen, and I love a good genetic challenge. Having a nice small incubator would be a huge help since ms. Wilkie isn’t reliable!

Dawn S April 25th, 2012

This is my first year as a backyard chicken farmer–and I LOVE it! I would like to add to my flock next year, so the incubator would be great! Thanks!

cindy reed April 25th, 2012

I love to have one of these.When i was growig up my dad bulit me a box to hatch my chicks he put a top with light on top i was fun turning them and waiting for them to hatch.Now i buy baby chicks and raise them in a dog kennel and when they are old enough i put tem in a pen outside.

Olivia Doyle April 25th, 2012

Hi. I’m a single 30 yr old girl who is pretty new to this amazing chicken world. In which I have become addicted to. I first got my 4 girls about 5-1/2 months ago. Just bought my first home and was so lucky that it came with a very large chicken coop in the backyard. (Can hold up to about 20 chickens). So I decided to buy my first chicks. I wasn’t sure how to care for them so thank goodness for the Internet, My Pet Chicken.com and the feed store down the street from me. I purchased 4 baby chicks. They stayed inside till they were able to go outside full time. I loved them from the first night. <3 During the first week of being outside a neighbors dog got loose one night and jumped the fence and got ahold of one of my girls (named Elora) as we were walking back to there coop for the night. I quickly took her inside and she was lifeless but with no visual injuries. I believe she was in shock. I held her against me for the rest of the night as I quickly scowered the Internet for info on what to do. The best advise i found was to just stay with her. Don't let her go and don't let her be alone. For the next 8 hours I petted her, kept her warm and we fell asleep on my bed. I woke up to her snuggled under my chin the next morning!! 😉 and ever since then she has been my best friend!! Sometimes I think she forgets she is a chicken as she would rather be with me then her sisters and only wants to be inside on my bed!! 😉 I have been wanting to get more chickens as now mine are laying the most wonderful eggs! I have been looking into incubating them myself and I think this would be a great start to my new wonderful world of chickens!!

Nathalie April 25th, 2012

I love, LOVE,LOOOOVE chickens! I will never have enough:) I have been thinking of buying an incubator but didn’t know where to start. So the project is on the back burner, for now 🙂

amy jones April 25th, 2012

my husband is about to have a fit for an incubator. he’s been searching high and low, looking for a good price but also high quality. i figure free is about as good a price as any we could find. 🙂

c clearwater April 25th, 2012

I have hatched eggs in a homemade incubator (interesting and not bad results), and now I have two styrofoam incubators, I am not getting good hatches and have wasted some very expensive eggs. My hens never go broody when I need them too. A good reliable incubator would make life so much nicer. Buying one is not in my budget, the eggs my girls lay are keeping me and my 2 children and their families in nutritious eggs. I have been buying replacement chicks for several years now, but would love to hatch some replacements from some of my best layers.

Michelle W. April 25th, 2012

It would be great to hatch chickens with my son and let him experience the wonder of new life! Plus our chicken needs some chicken friends!

Alisha April 25th, 2012

I would love to win this, as all my kids are rasing chickens for their 4-h / pet -family. I think this would be great for them to be able to see how long it takes a baby chicken to hatch, and to watch the whole thing happen in front of them. Also it would be great to hatch out our own babies and not have to wait for a hen of ours to get broody…. Thanks for reading my comment either way ….

Linda G April 25th, 2012

I’d love an incubator for my home school! We have a few chickens, but we have just bought chicks. I’d like the kids to learn more about the whole process.

Jessi Counts April 25th, 2012

My son’s class is hatching eggs this year. I am Glued!! I’ve always wanted chickens!! But… living in a condo I didn’t think that I could have them. I was discussing this thought with the man the school got the hatching eggs from yesterday, (while holding a 4 day old silkie chick) AND…..it turns out that legally I CAN have chickens!! AANNNDDD…I have enough room for chickens!! Right now I have 3 raised garden beds and room for probably another one or two in my back yard. The garden isn’t doing too good this year..sooo..if i take out the beds we can put in a fairly large tractor or maybe even just fence the whole thing in. I’m willing to sacrifice my garden for some chickens 🙂 The “chicken man” is going to draw up some plans and help us get ready. I would LOVE to win the incubator so that we can hatch our own little miracles 🙂

Melissa Edwards April 25th, 2012

Thank you, for such an awesome contest!! I am getting married in September, now since either of us can have anymore children, we have decided to enter into a whole new world for both of us….Chickens!:) I will tell you, I know nothing about them so I have been reading books, websites, anything I can on raising these babies! We are about to build a WONDERFULLY, LARGE coop, with more than enough room for our new babies! Ohhh they are going to be so spoiled!! (and no I WILL NOT be eating my babies!, so no meat chickens) At first I thought I would just order chicks, but after more reading and seeing the love that comes with hatching the eggs out, I am now hooked on giving it a try, although it sounds scary and a bit intimidating at first, Im sure to watch ans witness the birth would be grand!!! So in closing, to win would be wonderful!! I cant wait to post pics of this amazing new journey!!! Sincerely, Mel

Heather April 25th, 2012

I don’t currently have an incubator. In fact, up until this week I was steadfastly against getting an incubator. I thought “Why would I use an incubator when I could use a chicken or a duck?” But that philosophy is not going well. My chickens are not interested and instead try to eat the eggs, and the duck eggs just keep disappearing. My white pekin duck started sitting on 17 eggs almost 4 weeks ago and now has only 4 left. 🙁 Seems like that is a pretty poor hatch indeed.

Martha Whisman April 25th, 2012

I can’t even imagine how much fun it would be to have our own incubator! Hatching eggs seems like Christmas morning getting to open little presents and be suprised every 21 days!!

dperelli April 25th, 2012

Hatching our own chickens would be so exciting for me and my family. My young daughter and I are trying to hatch some eggs right now but so far with no success. Having an incubator would indeed help to change our unsuccessful attempts.

TMartin April 25th, 2012

I would Love to upgrade to a Brinsea incubator…… I currentyl have a styrofoam incubator and I absolutly love hatching chicks.. I am always looking for new roosters to cross wiht my hens. I love my chickens.. I just got 275 meat chickens in the mail today.

jpedersen April 25th, 2012

I have a son that was born premature and weighed 1lb at birth, due to this he has developed complications one of them is he will not eat or put food in his mouth he is fed through a feeding tube. Because of his lack of willingness to eat he does not speak because part of learning speech is the ability to eat and chew. He is 4 now and learning to sign however we use any way possible to excite him enough to at least make sounds things like cows, chickens, and tractors are some of the things that get him going, being able to hatch eggs in the house where he can see them would be a wonderful addition to ways to motivate him into speaking.

E.A. Montgomery April 25th, 2012

I just want chickens… my plans keep stalling…. maybe if I hatched my own, I’d finally have some?? ~_^

Tricia K. April 25th, 2012

I Just got my Styrofoam incubator. Its been used before but it hatched 2 silkies already and I have 13 eggs developing right now. I was thinking it would be fun to hatch chicks in my daughters 4 year old class room at church but I would need one where I could set it and leave it. And the Mini Advance Incubator would be perfect.

Anna Hyde April 25th, 2012

I Really Need An Incubator To Hatch Call Duck And Old English Eggs In just. Thank You 😉

Lara Martin April 25th, 2012

I would really appreciate having a real nice incubator like this. So far I have only hatched 1 of my preciouse eggs from my buff orpingtons in my homemade tiny incubator. Its such an enjoyable process to wait to see if they will hatch and then such a wonderful feeling to have been successful seeing the lil egg shell peeped, hearing the lil shheeep sheep they call. Then to hold the new fuzzy sweety in your hand! I am currently on my 3rd batch of eggs in my homemade incubator, as the second didnt hatch any at all! It would be wonderful to have one of these. Thank you for your chance at winning one.

Terry Compton April 25th, 2012

I would love to upgrade.I havent had very good hatch rates with the incubator i have.I would love to try this one..

Susan Williamson April 25th, 2012

What a nice design. I’d love to use it for my very first hatching eggs! We’ve got our first chickens now and watching them grow from chicks has been wonderful and very engaging for my 9-yr old son. Caring for them from eggs would be even better!

Tammie - C Spots Farm April 25th, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea incubator! I have hatched eggs in the past and would like to do so again 🙂

Melanie April 25th, 2012

My grandmothers aunt was a vital resource to poultry husbandry and raising birds for the integrity of the breeds. Her farm supplied eggs to several different states in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s! Keeping chickens is in my blood and it’s one of the things I miss most from my childhood. While I don’t want to raise chickens on that large of a scale, or even as many as we had when I was a kid, I would like to get back into raising a few for eggs and meat. The advanced tech of incubators these days would greatly decrease my risk of losing chicks at hatch, and I’d love the chance to win one.

Kelly April 25th, 2012

I would love to win the incubator! What an awesome miracle for the family to enjoy – the entire process- from start to finish. GREAT idea!

Jennifer April 25th, 2012

There is something profound about the connection that is built caring for young chicks; Hand feeding, treats, care, love, and entertainment are just part of having chickens, not to mention a connection to your food. Knowing those wonderful eggs come from all the care that goes into the girls in the backyard 🙂 I have five children and have watched them enjoy our girls and learn so much. But, there is something missing. Not in the relationship but in how we build it. We have never incubated eggs, I can only imagine how amazing it would be for my family to experience the waiting game, the anticipation, the “mother hen” in us all, watching, learning and then the HATCH! Seeing the beak peck through, the egg wobbling, the patience, and the little chick, I have never witnessed it but the Brinsea incubator would open doors to the journey of learning and growing which, makes the bond even stronger as the little ones may imprint on us and, I am pretty sure we would imprint on them 🙂 I would love to win a Brinsea incubator and begin a journey with my family in becoming “mother hens”! Thank you for your consideration

Cathy Hansen April 25th, 2012

OMG…I would love to own an incubator.!! When I was little, we had a huge one at the farm…My uncle filled it with everything from pigeon to goose eggs..It was like Christmas when we went to check inside. Fond, fond memories..

I have some hens now and we are trying right now with 2 broody hens.. One on my friends duck eggs and another on assorted eggs… This is a first for me so fingers are crossed….I hope they stay the course.!!

christiana davis April 25th, 2012

i woukd love it if i won i have never had a chick i have heard it is a amazing thing to have in your life i have never had a chicken in my life and i really wont to have one for the rest of my life and i wont to give one to my G-mah

Courtney April 25th, 2012

I would love to upgrade from my old homemade incubator!

Gary A April 25th, 2012

What does Brinsea mean to me?

B – Is for BEAUTIFUL! The gorgeous spheres that will turn into beautiful chicks after 21 days!

R – Is for the ROOSTER. After all, without him, none of this chick hatching thing would be possible

I – Is for INCREDIBLE! What an incredible experience that hatching chicks to add to our own flock is

N – Is for NUTRITIOUS! We love the nutritious gifts our girls bring to us every day!

S – Is for SOFTNESS. What could be softer than that of of a baby chicks down feathers?

E – is for EXCITEMENT! It will be so exciting to watch our new members hatch on day 21!

A – is for ADVENTURE. What an adventure it is to hatch your own chicks!

Thank you My Pet Chicken! Our home is blessed with our flock of chickens!

Kevin Huber April 25th, 2012

My son and I incubated 18 eggs from our chickens a couple months
Ago. 10 of them hatched but it was so hard to keep the humidity at
The right level in our styrofoam still air incubator and every place I looked for
Advice on the reccomended temperature gave something different. Anywhere from 99.5 to 101.5 ( I actually settled in the middle of those. We would love to upgrade to a better quality incubator and lose a lot of the guess work.

Linden April 25th, 2012

I have had little success with hatching, so this incubator would be an answer to my fantasies!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Vicki April 25th, 2012

I’d love start with a Brinsea incubator because I’ve wanted to hatch eggs ever since my sister did about 45 years ago… and never have…I think I’ve waited long enough. Plus I like the clear top to watch the chicks as they are pip out!

Judy April 25th, 2012

I ordered a tiny, yellow, plastic “incubaror” that came with quail eggs from the back of a magazine when I was in7th grade. It had one light bulb, a little thermometer and instructions that said to add water in one of the indentations that doubled as legs. I actually had one egg that tried to hatch, but it didn’t make it out of the shell. I ordered more eggs a couple more times, but never did have success. Now, ummm, 36 years later, I’ve decide to raise chickens. I’m trying to decide if I want to hatch my own or buy chicks. I guess if I win this, I will have my answer.

Thanks for your donation and the chance to win!
Judy

Tanielle Waggoner April 25th, 2012

I started raising chickens last year after many years of pining for them. I bought my chicks from Swampy Acres here in Juneau, Alaska, as that is the only place around that brings in chicks and most web sites don’t ship to Alaska. I grew up in rural Utah and remember my grandmothers having chickens and my mother would always incubate chicks in her elementary classroom. When I was in sixth grade we hatched turkeys and chickens and it was fabulous. I don’t have a rooster so there is no possibility of getting chicks from my hens, but I would love the opportunity to hatch chicks now. My 3 year old nephew lives with me and he has taken an avid interest in the chickens and eggs. I think it would be a wonderful experience for him to see how the chickens come from the eggs. Maybe if he saw a baby chick hatching from an egg he would stop cracking the eggs out of the coop! I have researched incubators and the Brinsea looks great especially because you don’t have to incubate dozens of eggs and it takes care of turning, humidity, etc!

lisa April 25th, 2012

i have a styrafoam incubator that is old and has tape covering the hols so the heat and humidity in for the eggs. i dont have lots of money to go buy an incubator and not one of my chickens will sit on eggs. so if i want to get chickens i have to put them in my old incubator or go buy them from my feed store. there is nothing i would love to do more than to hatch my own chickens and ducks again. i havent used my incubator in 2 years and i want the joy of watching the little babys hatch. my son has been wanting to do this so he can have the joy of hatching the babys again there is nothing he loves more than to get up in the morning and run to the incubator on the 21st day to watch the chickens try to get out of the eggs. but we cant do that anymore because of the incubator we have now.

karla bartlett April 25th, 2012

I would love to have an advanced incubator like this one!!

Trina Andersen April 26th, 2012

My son and his 4H group tried incubating last year. I bought a huge styrofoam incubator, with a turner. We watched those eggs everyday, spaying for humidity. We candled to make sure they were fertile. We hatched 3. The kids were so sad, although super excited for the 3, with the low number of chicks. I would love to have an incubator like this!! How fun would it be to bump up the success rate of hatched chicks for them!

Vic April 26th, 2012

I would love to move from a standard Styrofoam incubator to one as cool as this one!

Denise April 26th, 2012

I’ve never tried incubating, would LOVE to raise my own babies.

Leigh April 26th, 2012

I would love an incubator. My daughter just tried building her own for a Science Fair project, but didn’t have any luck 🙁 I’d love to give this to her!!

Mary Beth Bellah April 26th, 2012

wow, a super model incubator like this would be terrific, it seems like I am always juggle where to put those valuable fertile eggs inbetween when my broody girls settle down….I had agreed to help a friend hatch out some guinea and turkey eggs only to discover my reliably broody cochin had made herself a secret nest in the back of the goat house and there are already baby-chicks in progress – oh no, what to do now with these “extra” eggs?!

Janet April 26th, 2012

I used to use a hen to hatch eggs, but unfortunately she grew old. 🙁 I would love to be the winner of this incubator!

Annette April 26th, 2012

Haven’t attempted incubating eggs yet, have always purchased older pullets. Being included in our friend’s recent successful incubation has given me the bug. I’d love to incubate some guinea fowl eggs as we could use some busy guineas to help control the tick population around our home.

Michelle Tournas April 26th, 2012

I would love to upgrade to a larger Brinsea incubator, I currently have a mini one that isn’t big enough for more eggs. I love the Brinsea quality and it would be the one i would for a larger one.

Lissa April 26th, 2012

@Michelle, please notice that it is the Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator (a small incubator) that is the prize. Still it has all the same great automatic features as the larger Brinsea that I use!

Jennifer April 26th, 2012

We have a group of home school families that visit our little farm once a week to show the suburban kids a different side of life. We have several hens, but an incubator would offer us the chance to share that much more of the life cycle with the kids!

Heather April 26th, 2012

Oh boy, we’ve been talking about getting an incubator and this would be great! So far we’ve purchased day-olds and had luck with one of our hens hatching out her own chicks (but those chicks are still pretty wild since their mother wouldn’t let them get near us and they aren’t used to being handled. The only chicken raising thing we haven’t done is hatch our own eggs. Fingers crossed!

A. Kerr April 26th, 2012

My kids think chicks come from the store. I’d love to share this whole experience with them, and add a few birds to our flock at teh same time.

Michael April 26th, 2012

I would like to start raising hens from eggs instead of chicks, see them hatch, and be the father hen. It would be neat.

carole April 26th, 2012

I would love to win the incubator, because I don’t currently have one and was looking into purchasing one very soon. This one would be great.

DV Aunt Rose April 26th, 2012

I am just starting out with chicks this year. I am SO interested in hatching my own eggs though, so this would be awesome to win!!

Sensei Mitch April 26th, 2012

Pick me! Pick me!!

Two years ago one of our hens decided to sit on eggs and of 9 eggs, 4 hatched, she killed 2 before we could rescue the other two. Needless to say the kids were traumatised!! No more nesting hens for us! Last year I tried an affordable (cheap) incubator, with no luck…the kids were disappointed but at least not traumatised!

Would love an incubator like this one! No more wasted time, traumatised kids or generation gaps in our flock…

Suzi April 26th, 2012

There is nothing more special thatn holding a newly hatched still-damp chick in your hand…

Tanya Long April 26th, 2012

I would love to upgrade my incubator. My son made one for me from al old cooler. and it works fine but I dont have as much time as i did so It would be har for me to turn the eggs three times a day. That is why i dont have any in the incubator right now. So please consider me for the incubator. I miss my biddies!!!!

Skeeter Jorgensen April 26th, 2012

I have the Styrofoam incubator, we just had 2 eggs hatch out of 24. 🙁 I am ready for an upgrade. I love to incubate eggs and take care of the eggs (just like a mother hen!) I would love to win this incubator, seems quite a step up from my old one.
Thanks,
skeeter@up.net

Teddi Fishman April 26th, 2012

I have a small backyard flock, but there is just something about incubating eggs that seems magical. At first, the eggs seem lifeless as stones–cool to the touch, with nothing to indicate the life within. Even when you hold them up to the light, you can’t see it; you just have to believe.

A few days later, you can just start to tell that they have started growing, and as the life within grows, so does the anticipation of it. The days in the middle seem so long, but at the same time, it’s difficult to believe that in such a small amount of time, the egg has become filled with life–crowded with a whole (though tiny) bird that was not there three weeks ago!

The reason that early people chose eggs as a symbol of re-birth is because this process is nothing short of a miracle. Your incubators make it possible for us to experience the miracle. Thank you for this opportunity.

HeidiB April 26th, 2012

I started raising chickens 2 years ago. I purchased the baby chicks at the feed store. If I had my own incubator, then I could raise chickens from eggs and have the chance to feed then from birth. I love my chickens and can’t imagine life without them. An incubator would cut out the middle man and would make my chickens truly homemade.

Sarah Henry April 26th, 2012

The thing I love most about hatching eggs is when you can hear them peeping before they are even hatched! What a miracle it is…..I only have a small 6 egg incubator but would love a big one!

Deanna Kurl April 26th, 2012

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win this incubator!! I have been wanting to raise chickens for the past 25 years, and this year it became a reality!! My 4 darling little chicks arrived from My Pet Chicken on Tues. All perfect and healthy!! I would love to try to hatch some eggs!! I think the Brinsea Mini Advance is the perfect size for someone like me who only wishes to raise a few. Hope I win!!! Thanks for entering me!!

Danni April 26th, 2012

I recently caught my 6 year-old son pilfering eggs from the chicken coop and trying to “hatch” them himself by carrying them around hidden in his clothes (I will leave it to your imagination to visualize the mess). I have given my word we will give hatching our own eggs a try this year – would love the fancy incubator to up our chances of success.

Carol April 26th, 2012

So far we’ve just let the hen’s do their thing but it would be fun for the kids to be able to hatch some eggs.

Kat April 26th, 2012

I love to watch hens sitting on eggs and to incubate some. Sometimes the hens get scared off the nests and I end up losing a future batch of babies. Having an incubator that could handle more than 4 (my incubator size) would be nice. Last year when I had to step in and incubate 4 bantam eggs, all the babies were born on
Easter. My Grandkids were in awe and my son who had never seen a baby hatch
was right there helping. It was such a warm family moment.

Brenda April 26th, 2012

I have the styrofoam incubator right now and although I worked out the settings to what is recommended I had more than 100 fertile eggs not hatch. I would love an incubator that is more precise to help me enlarge my brood.

Andy Tripp April 26th, 2012

I’ve used a home made incubator with good results but it’s a lot of work. I’d love to have a top quality incubator and retire my old home built one.

Jim R April 26th, 2012

We are actually incubating right now with a borrowed Styrofoam incubator. My wife is turning the eggs like a good mother, at least 5 times a day (odd number so they are on a different side each night). We would love to have a good incubator of our own!

Millie Underwood April 26th, 2012

I would love to have this incubator because I have some great egg-layers and I want to make sure I keep egg-layers. I have been raising chickens for 2 years now and it is such a joy. Not to mention never having to purchase eggs from the grocery store and always having the eggs when I need them. I did have a hen setting and other hens dropped their eggs in with the ones she was setting on and when 2 hatched, she quit sitting on the other eggs, so I just had to throw the unhatched eggs away. I would have loved to have been able to help her hatch these especially while she is still mothering the 2 that did hatch.

Anne Norman April 26th, 2012

Well, it may not be a very good reason, but that Brinsea incubator just looks so darned cool!

(Also, I’ve read that Brinsea is an excellent company, and I’ve been haunting Craigslist and Ebay for hatching eggs, even though I never contact them because I don’t have an incubator, or a broody.)

susan reilly April 26th, 2012

I would LOVE this incubator. We have had our chickens for almost a year and would love to try our hand at hatching some chicks!!

Lauren Webb April 26th, 2012

We would love to win the Brinsea Incubator. I homeschool my girls, ages 13, 10 and 2. We hatched some eggs in an inexpensive foam incubator. We only had 2 chicks hatch out of 7 eggs. My girls were so excited to see the miracle of life with the developing and hatching eggs. I woke my oldest daughter up at 11:45 pm one night so that she could witness a chick hatching. They were so anxious during the entire process. We candled the eggs every night for the first 2 weeks. It was incredible to witness the embryo growing and changing. My 2 older daughters kept a journal the entire 3 weeks, recording temperature, humidity and turning schedule. They both drew detailed drawings to illustrate the deveolpment daily. What an exciting adventure. We will continue to hatch eggs to add to our flock. Having a more reliable incubator would be a luxury!! Thank you for offering the give away!!

Bill April 26th, 2012

My wife and I are new to raising chickens but are hens will be laying soon and would love to start haching in a Brinsea incubator I was going to make one in may but this would be so much better lol

chadd April 26th, 2012

Honestly I just out on a limb one day wanted to raise chickens its almost been two weeks and iv built them a chicken coop and working on nesting areas for them right now . I have five baby chicks that are about 15-20 days old and I would really enjoy hatching and and watching them and raising them from an egg and ad of right now I don’t have a hatchery cuz all my money goes to my child and these chicks. Thank you and hope to hear from you guys soon

Krista Upton April 26th, 2012

My chicken babies are all grown up but, I can’t wait for the new chicks I ordered. I’m hoping someday to let them hatch their own eggs

Danielle D Wentz April 26th, 2012

I have tried to keep eggs going under a broody hen but she just moved nest boxes and that is hard to keep the eggs going at the temp needed. I would LOVE to have an incubator to help the chicks out. The Brinsea would be a great one to start with.

treavor morgan April 26th, 2012

id love an upgrade ive been using a homemade model i made using parts from my styrofoam that finnaly wore out and a 25watt light bulb to balance out the heat its quite a workout keepping the temp stable lol

Jennifer Joy Kamell April 26th, 2012

As a teacher, it would be fabulous to have access to an incubator as soon as the eggs are ready to go in. Usually it is a matter of getting on the district’s waiting list & then, well, waiting. 🙂 As a parent, our family has been slowly expanding a bantam backyard flock and an incubator would give us the freedom to order hatching eggs of great laying breeds that aren’t available from our local farmer friends.
Thank you for this opportunity!
Jennifer

lisa April 26th, 2012

Just starting out, woudl love an incubator!

Wendy Leisy April 26th, 2012

I would love to upgrade to a Brinsea. We have a styrofoam incubator currently. We have tried hatching 3 times with little luck. I will never forget how my son squealed with delight when he saw his first chick. We ended up buying day old chicks, but I could see the disappointment in his eyes because he wasn’t able to gatch his own. I would love to give him the opportunity again. Thanks!

Polly Jennings April 26th, 2012

I love your story of watching your baby chicks hatch. I got our first baby chicks from Tractor Supply one year ago. I was lucky and had six healthy female chicks. The sign said they were “Stars”. I thought they were beautiful 🙂 Since then our six chicks have grown to seven assorted breed hens and one Buff Orpington rooster named Bob. My chickens have a pasture and their own fenced yard to roam in to scratch and graze. I sell our farm eggs to friends and have had many requests for more eggs. If I had enough hens I could sell over 35 dozen eggs a week! I’ve looked at buying more hens but in my area no one is selling their hens. I would like to be able to order eggs of specific breeds and hatch out myself. This way I know what I am getting and can ensure plenty of hens for egg supply. A good incubator is expensive and I’m afraid of using the low end incubators. My neighbor has told me terrible loss stories of the one she used! I hope that you consider me as a contender for your incubator give-away, I need more hens!

Amy K. April 26th, 2012

I’d love to have a Brinsea Incubator. Our very first chicks were purchased from MPC 3 years ago and we’ve been getting a few new ones every year since. It would be so fun to actually hatch our our own in an incubator!

Holly April 26th, 2012

I’ve been considering a stryofoam incubator or homemade due to costs. I’d love to give my home schooled son the chance to hatch out a batch of his ‘own’. The sad part that worries me, is the very possible low hatch rate with the two choices we have. I’d feel awful if chicks grew to be half developed and something happened due to the incubator type that kept them from hatching. Of course, I’d like to see my son proud of ‘his work’ by having a high hatch rate too! I really hope to win!!

Stephanie Martin April 26th, 2012

I would love to win this Brinsea incubator! I have been hoping that at least one of my hens would go broody, but this hasn’t happened so far and an incubator is just not in my budget right now. I have eight different chicken breeds (several from My Pet Chicken!) and I really want to experiment with a specific breeding plan. I’ve had chickens for a little over a year and have completely fallen in love with my birds! Thanks My Pet Chicken!

Caroline Neville April 26th, 2012

My family and I have just started raising chickens and we just love them! However I agonized over getting day old chicks in the mail and I was right to worry- they sat at the post office over Easter weekend. The poor things were very sickly by the time they got home to us. I hope to never have to go through that again…. but I know that 6 chicks on our big farm is not even close to enough 🙂 Not only would I love to know that my chicks have the best care (before they’re even born!) but hatching chicks would be such a wonderful experience. I helped my friends hatch ducklings a few years ago. I was so moved by those little guys from the moment of hatching that I am now all about birds- I adopted 2 budgies and we now have the chicks. I am even going to school to work as an avian vet, hence my extreme debt and inability to buy a fancy incubator. But having an incubator to hatch our own chick would be fantastic.

Abbey pitman April 26th, 2012

I would love to win one of these. We use a strafoam one at daycare at it does not produce well at all.

Sharon Fields April 26th, 2012

Right now we are using a styrofoam incubator with fan and turner. Would love to upgrade to a Brinsea incubator. An out of state friend of ours has one and has nothing but good things to say about it.

Julienne L. April 26th, 2012

I’ve always wanted to hatch my own chicks ever since my boyfriend bought them in the store. It is so exciting to see them grow from wee-ones to egg laying hens! A great learning experience for a hopefully soon to be egg hatcher!

Aaron April 26th, 2012

We are a homeschooling family with a little chicken farm (14). We have just started to incubate eggs under a light. We have been very disappointed because we haven’t been able to get any to hatch. We have been looking into incubators and they are so very expensive. It would be really great for the children to get to SEE them hatch from eggs! We will keep trying our way until we can afford one. It would be so splendid if we actually WON one!!! Thank you for the chance!

Leslie April 26th, 2012

I would LOVE to have an incubator. I find my self driving all over the place to get different chicks and it’s usually a spur of the moment thing when a breeder calls and says “they hatched” come and get ’em! I would love to be able to hatch my own eggs now that I have accumulated a great mix of chickens! My goal was to get a variety of colored eggs and my friends love how “pretty” a dozen eggs can be!

Jennifer Scott April 26th, 2012

I could really use an incubator! I volunteer at several different schools teaching about caring for chickens. I would love to be able for the kids to see them hatch. I’m the chairman of chickens in st. petersburg,fl and we are trying to help people to have more back yard chickens this would be really great to use for our events as well to show people how easy it would be to incubate their own chicken eggs or quail!!! Volunteering is caring, so get out there and volunteer!!!

Yess Bryce April 26th, 2012

i have some blue sumatras and golden duckwing phoenix birds that i would really love to breed! this incubator would help!!!

Michelle Alvarez April 26th, 2012

A Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator? We would LOVE one! My husband bought me Bob, our bantam rooster, on Valentines Day 2011. He bought me a tiny bantam becasue the larger roosters scared me and he really wanted a rooster to hear crowing in the morning. We immediately went out and bought some bantam chicks from our local feed store as well. They were all different so it was so neat to watch them change and to find out what breed they were along with trying to identify if they were roosters or hens. The later part of the year we did loose some and we were so sad that our hens still hadn’t started laying and we thought we were doing something wrong (neither of us ever raised chickens before). AND THEN….on Valentines day this year…it was like CHRISTMAS!! I opened the door to my little chicken coop and there was eggs!!! I was so excited! Anyway, none of our hens have gone broody yet and hatching eggs would be our next step in our raising chickens adventure!

Jenny Easton April 26th, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea incubator. We are just going to be getting started in raising chickens, and I think this would be a wonderful way for my children to experience new life! Thank you!

Stacy Hester April 26th, 2012

I would really like to upgrade from a styrofoam, still air incubator. I just finished hatching one batch and am on the second for this spring and I spend so much time monitoring temps. I even slept on the couch setting an alarm to wake myself up every hour once the first batch started hatching so I could make sure the temps didn’t spike or drop too low. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a Brinsea Incubator. Blessings!

Ivo Dominguez Jr April 26th, 2012

I just started back up with a small backyard flock after a several year break from having chickens. I am totally enjoying their antics and their eggs. I’d loved raising the chicks and I think it would be great to see the process from the start Besides I’d like to see the almost mythical hen’s teeth as they chip open the egg.

Kyle Edwards April 26th, 2012

Yep I’m doing the ole foam cooler with fan and light bulb would love to upgrade.
something a little less intensive. But hey who isn’t a sucker for a baby chick right?

Karen Henderson April 26th, 2012

We raised baby chicks last year by borrowing a friend’s incubator. I would love to have our own to do it with. It was work but was so fun and I saved a baby that was having problems hatching and he is now the king at another friends chicken coop

Sandi April 26th, 2012

When I was young, my grandmother and I raised chickens together. Now I have a granddaughter of my own and we just purchased a few chicks to raise. She is very excited and is enjoying taking care of the little cuties. She has also expressed an interest in taking some eggs to hatch in her 3rd grade classroom next fall. This Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator would be absolutely perfect for her classroom. It will also give us a few more chicks to raise! Being able to do this with my granddaughter means so much to me! My granddaughter will have the same warm memories that I hold dear to my heart about my own grandmother. For her to share than experience with her classmates is frosting on the cake! Thank you for your contest!

Grace Bishop April 26th, 2012

This is our second year since our first little chicks joined our family, we bought baby chicks from the feed store. We just love them. I would love an incubator to be able to hatch out our own little babies. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you for the opportunity My Pet Chicken.

Kaye Dunn April 26th, 2012

Oh WOW!! I would absolutely LOVE to win this wonderful incy. I’ve been wanting one, but with the state of our finances it just won’t fit into our plans right now. Anyway, I would really love to hatch some babies. I know you’d probably worry longer (21 days) than having the babies shipped to you (3 or 4 days), but it would be awesome to watch nature in action.
Thanks for the opportunity to take a chance on this great incy.

Leann April 26th, 2012

I grew up on a farm and got to have chickens and hatch eggs growing up. I have not had a chance to allow my children to be able to do things like that until now. We recently got 6 baby chicks and they love them!! I think getting this chance to win an icubator would be so great! I will never forget the first time I watched a baby chick come out of an egg and I bet my children would never forget it either!! Thanks for giving me and my family a chances to maybe see this happen by winning this one!!

Jodi April 26th, 2012

I am just getting into the chicken world (expecting day olds in about a month!). I don’t have an incubator YET. I’d love to win a Brinsea – it was already on my wishlist! I’m really looking forward to using the experience of raising & hatching chickens in our homeschool studies.

Kimmer April 26th, 2012

Having chickens is life afirminng for me.Its very appealing to consider hatching them! Our chickens came to the post office in a box wtih holes, with an incubater I’d have then almost from the very beginning. How cool is that. My old girls are happy & healthy, new girls would be a real treat.

Vicki Fitzsimmons April 26th, 2012

This city girl is new to country living and chickens. My husband, myself and my 3 children have tried to hatch eggs for the last 4 years. We have read book upon book and have watched numerous videos on homemade incubators. We have tried everything from a large metal feeder to a modified kettle grill. My children have set regular timers as reminders to go out to check humidity, temperature and turn the potential babies. We have yet to have success.
We love our fresh eggs and one of our small pleasures is simply watching them walk around the property, foraging, dust bathing and even, occasionally, chasing our small dog. Our greatest joy is sharing our eggs with friends or families. We could sell them but there is more joy when you walk up to someone and give them a dozen fresh eggs just because.
It would be such an honor to have a ‘real’ incubator. It is something we would treasure as a family but also enable us to continue to grow our flock regularly as well as share with others.

Michele Niedermeyer April 26th, 2012

I home school my 3 boys and we have been wanting to raise chickens. We would totally love a Brinsea incubator.

Rick H. April 26th, 2012

I would LOVE to win a Brinsea incubator. I have been using another brand that uses a light bulb for heat. Very hard to get set right and variabe hatch rates. I use a Brinsea brooder and it is one of the best pieces f equipment I have ever had. I hatch a combination of chicken bantum and quail eggs. Usually not very many at one time. An incubator like this would make life so much easier. Good luck to all who enter.

Kayla April 26th, 2012

I love my styrofoam forced air incubator, but I would love, love, love a Brinsea. I hear nothing but good things about them and they look a lot easier to use than my styrofoam one.

Lea April 26th, 2012

We have three approximately 20 year-old styrofoam incubators that we use to hatch eggs for the second graders at school each year. One for each classroom so the kids can watch first hand chicks hatching! This year one of them quit working. We would love to win a better incubator so the kids are able to continue to enjoy learning about and enjoying chicks! Thanks for entering us in the drawing.

Elisha Jones April 26th, 2012

We would truly appreciate and enjoy a “Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator” because it would allow us to have a stronger bond to our chickens and our children could also benefit from the educational aspect of the hatchling process. I could also allow my students the joy of watching the incubation process and experience a sort of parenthood as well as learning responsibility and respect for other creatures. Myself, I am a country boy and could really find the Incubator extremely helpful in my poultry raising process. Thank you in advance MPC.

Dan Shaw April 26th, 2012

We are kind of new to being chicken farmers. We got our six girls when the first started laying and a rooster last year. The hens are in their second year of laying and none of them have shown any inclination to being broody. That leaves us with having to use an incubator to increase our numbers. I’ve been researching incubators debating on if I was ready to take the plunge. Winning the Brinsea Octagon 20 Advance would guarantee we would continue our endeavors as chicken farmers.

Lissa April 26th, 2012

@Dan, please notice that the prize is the Brinsea Mini Advance incubator, smaller than the one I am using, but with all the same great automatic features!

Cindy Clark April 26th, 2012

I would LOVE to win this top of the line incubator because I do not own an incubator and only have an occasional broody hen to hatch my eggs.

Janis Ball April 26th, 2012

Watching my chickens & guineas is very relaxing. I enjoy the different sounds they make, depending on what they are telling the others. My chicken house is like my second home, and the flock love when I go out there (I might be carrying some “goodies”). I’d love to ave an up-graded incubator. A co-worker friend and I are trying to hatch some eggs, but have not been successful yet.

Katina Hawk April 26th, 2012

I have always had chickens just outside my reach , my grandmothers, my friends, where my husband has worked …. but never had a place that I could have my own and I LOVE my chickens Now we are finaly in a place and where we can have chickens and my kids and husband got my my beautiful chicks…however I have always wanted to have them from the egg up, they are so sweet and cannot wait for eggs …. the chance to win this incubator would be wonderful because then I could get to see them from BIRTH onward … and my kids ( two teenages now ) would get a kick out of it as well … so I guess it would just give me a chance to do something I have always dreamed of but untill now never had a chance and this will give that chance to me … Thank you so much

Carrie M. April 26th, 2012

I grew up on a farm and have been raising backyard hens with my kids for a few years now! They love collecting eggs and feeding the girls. Ivy and Bean are the last of our extended backyard family and the kids would love to hatch their own chicks. They have always been amazed with the hatching chicks at the 4-H fair.and I think it would be a great learning experience for them! Hoping for a chance to hatch some chicks with my 3 little chix!

Scott Novak April 26th, 2012

I’m just getting into the baby chick world and have been talking to my friends that grew up on farms on the pros and cons. Having an incubator like Brinsea would be a great way to getting my aging parents and me started on raising chicks. We have a large lawn and woods behind us. I know my parents would enjoy having a few chickens roaming around and hatching eggs would be great fun.

Lisa April 26th, 2012

We started with baby chicks this year, our first time raising chickens. I’ve fallen in love with them. Who knew chickens had such personalities! We’ve had to re-home one of our four chickens because “she” ended up being a rooster so we’re in the process of getting a few more to fill in the empty spot that Big Red has left in our hearts. The incubator would be a new and eggciting experience to add to our growing addiction of raising chickens. Thanks for the oppportunity to win this contest!

Tamara Cappellucci April 26th, 2012

My 5 year old Niece and I have a huge liking to hatching. It really does not matter what kind of eggs. I have chicken, turkey, and peafowl. I too have the styrofoam incubators. I keep 3 full all summer long with the various eggs. I also order some from e-bay when I want to try and add a different variety. I do get fairly good hatches but do become very puzzled when the chick appears to be developed probably at least 15 or so days of development and then they expire. Maybe a Brinsea incubator would be just the cure for that.! We love to candle the eggs through development and watch them flip around in the egg. My Niece, Savher gets very excited when hatching time comes and you can hear them peeping before they are out. Would love to get this incubator and try to eliminate the mishaps I have with incubation.

Billy Burger April 26th, 2012

I love in rural Muscadine, Alabama I started raising chickens for in my backyard about 1 year ago. I had been wanting to raise chicken for eggs for a long time. I am finally getting to do it and think it is just great. I have ordered day old chicks and raised them to adults.I have Buff Opringtons, Barred rocks, and Easter egger chickens. I also have two RIR roosters. I have always loved the idea of hatching my own eggs. I would love to have this incubator to hatch my own eggs with as it would make doing so very easy. I really hope I win. 🙂

francesca austin April 26th, 2012

Would love to win one of these – I had great luck with my Hovabator for many years but could use this very attractive upgrade – I successfully hatched many clutches of chicks both home-grown and with mail order rumpless bantam and full size Aracauna eggs from the mid west. There is nothing like the tiny wet peep pecking out of an egg those first few moments of life here on blessed earth.
May the best chicken “parent” win!!

Ron Ottman April 26th, 2012

I have been hatching since December in a Styrofoam incubator and do see the need for better heat retention. I do have two ecoglow 20 brooder heaters and a high intensity candler. I like them and am impressed with their quality. I am probably going to purchase an Ocotogon 20 of some type in the future.

I hope your hatch goes well. Did you join the Mothers Day hatch on BYC?

Ron

Lissa April 26th, 2012

Ron, no I didn’t–but I hope their hatches go well, too!

cindy Anderson April 26th, 2012

We absolutely love hatching our own eggs, , I’m not sure who loves it more, my kids or myself. , It is another 1 of god’s creations that we are lucky enough to experience.

Myra April 26th, 2012

We got our first rooster this spring. Can’t wait to hatch some eggs but we do not have an incubator. This Brinsea model looks ideal. I hope to win 🙂

Jadan terrazas April 26th, 2012

I have a hen and two roosters so usually have fertile eggs but my hen never goes broody I’d really like some new chicks and an incubator would be the trick I wanted a smaller one like the one shone thanks for reading

francesca austin April 26th, 2012

One other point, the incubator would be going to my daughter’s elementary school classroom next spring – she is a public school teacher in the Oakland (CA) Unified School District. Some of these inner city children would be amazed at the sight of hatching chicks – they have few opportunities to experience nature and where food really originates. I provided fertile eggs to local schools when I lived in Massachusetts – and here I am now, the Mom of a new teacher!

jan hightower April 26th, 2012

i love my babies when they come out of shell it is so cool to watch them and thanks for leting me read about chicks on your site. have a great day.

Jennifer April 26th, 2012

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have this incubator. I haven’t incubated eggs since my step dad did this when I in middle school. I just ordered eggs to incubate in a styrofoam still air incubator. Now I’m praying they hatch. Winning this would be like Christmas for me.

Pat Lowe April 26th, 2012

Hi!
I read this article and blogs with interest. I’ve had chickens off and on (mostly on) since late 1999 or early 2000. I started with full grown chickens bought at a livestock auction, and was hooked on my own fresh eggs! Later on, I started buying younger and younger chickens over a period of time, and I really enjoyed watching them grow and watching their antics as they grew through their life stages. Most recently, I finally bought some day old chicks through My Pet Chicken, and I’ve really enjoyed taking care of them from cute little balls of fluff to the 2 3/4 year olds they are right now. I’ve never raised them from hatching eggs, as I thought they would be too hard to care for because of all their daily turnings and heat requirements and so on and so forth for the weeks required.

I’ve had chickens which tried to hatch their own, and sometimes did, but they were not successful in raising the chicks to a size where they could fend for themselves. I found it much easier to buy the day-old chicks and do it myself. Now, I’d like to try the incubator method and join with other happy human ‘chick’ parents! But first, I’d like to win a good incubator that takes the worry out of taking care of the hatching eggs to the hatching stage!

I really enjoy the wealth of information and encouragement from the My Pet Chicken web-site, and of course, the phone and e-mail support from the My Pet Chicken folks. They have really demystified much of what I needed to know about a lot of the parts of owning different breeds of chickens and how to take care of them properly — all in easy to understand language.

I tell my friends who are interested in small numbers of chickens but didn’t know how to get them in the smaller lots and the variety of breeds they wanted to get in touch with My Pet Chicken and that they’d get all the information they needed!

Myra April 26th, 2012

We got a rooster this spring and this incubator looks ideal to hatch some chicks. Hope to win 🙂

Kim Marie Quade April 26th, 2012

I would love to win an incubator!! Our family has been raising and caring for chicks & chickens for 15 yrs!! It would make a great addition to our hatching!! thank you!!!

Karla Gillin April 26th, 2012

I would LOVE to uprade to one of these. I have the old foam one as well, hatches haven’t been good and trying to teach my kids using these is hard. The kids can’t get a good view of the hatch (not being able to open the incubator) and is hard for monitoring the temp and humidity. We have recently tried to let some of the chickens go broody, but some only sit for a week and then leave the nest. Anyway, we would love to hatch more eggs with one of these incubators 🙂 My girls would love to try to incubate some of the heritage breeds to keep the old blood lines going. ONCE AGAIN, WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ONE!

Myra April 26th, 2012

Got a rooster and hens but no incubator. I hope to win

jan hightower April 26th, 2012

i have two incabators but i would love to try yours .

Cat April 26th, 2012

I’d love to have this too. I’ve never been able to get my chickens to hatch eggs.

Katy April 26th, 2012

I would love to hatch with the Mini Advance Incubator. I have looked into purchasing incubators for heirloom breeds but so far I have only used hens. Currently I have no broody hens. Chickens in the yard provide the most incredible beauty as well as delicious eggs. I couldn’t live without them.

Erick Sebesta April 26th, 2012

Would love to win a Brinsea incubator. Have heard alot of good comments about them. Cant get my hens to go broody. Must be the cold weather here in Alaska.

Carrie April 26th, 2012

I am going to be a new chicken Mama in June when our first chicks arrive, but I am already thinking about how great it would be to hatch our own chicks, let our children participate in the whole process and be “mama” and “dada” to their own batch of chicks. I’m sure an incubator is in our future somewhere, whether we win this one or not!

Nancy Blais April 26th, 2012

Ok, my reasons are different for wanting that lovely incubator. Two years ago, I convinced my husband to build a coop and we have expanded to 14 hens and one rooster ( Phoenix, a bantam with a Napolen complex). Our youngest is heading to college in the fall and I would like to have her select a new baby chick in her honor.

It will be her chicken to name and know will be here for her when she comes home to visit.

A baby chick for our last chick!

Sue April 26th, 2012

I have my husbands grandmothers incubator and it is not behaving like it should…lol…I have been buying my chicks which is not the same as raising my own…sigh

MJ Foster April 26th, 2012

I have used both hen hatching and incubator. We have silkies and they are such good mothers. We also have Sussex and I can’t even walk in the henhouse without her growling at me, so she gets her eggs taken away. Incubators are ok, but then you need a brooder. If you have nasty hens, then incubators work much better.

Leslie April 26th, 2012

This would be great, just getting starting with chickens but hopeful to be able to hatch some of my own one day.

Linda DeLabar April 26th, 2012

I have a small flock, 4 hens and a rooster. I was going to purchase more baby chicks this spring then said to myself……What? You don’t need to buy any babies!! Duh! I know my rooster is doing his “job”. When I crack open an egg, every other one is fertilized. So I purchased an inexpensive incubator that holds about 4 eggs. But I have to constantly check the temperature, turn the eggs several times a day and make sure there is water in at least one of the legs of the incubator for humidity. Whew!! If there is success, the first two eggs I started incubating should hatch towards the end of next week! Wish me luck!! If not, I will be disappointed but I will not give up!! Owning this Brinsea would be fantastic!! There is nothing like your own backyard chickens!!

Dan D April 26th, 2012

A friend got me turned on to raising chickens and I just love it .I get so much enjoyment raising them ….Winning this incubator would be the next best thing to
winning the Lottery!!!

Tammie Howell April 26th, 2012

My hen was sitting on 14 eggs. Eight hatched yesterday and she’s off the remaining 6 today. I can hear one peeping inside the shell, I could use one of these today!

Connie Avila April 26th, 2012

I would love to win an incubator and try hatching on my own eggs. i joined the chickens lovers world three years ago when I ordered my first backyard flock. In less than two weeks 10 MORE baby chicks will join my flock. I can’t wait! My next step is to hatch eggs at home, winning this incubator would hurry up my opportunity to do so. So I’ll start saying my prayers that this will happen! Thank You, Connie

Melissa April 26th, 2012

My husband and I are city folks new to the country life. We just started to get chickens and love all the possiblities. We would love to hatch our own chicks at home.

Suze M April 26th, 2012

I would love an incubator. There is nothing I find more special than watching chicks hatch. My current incubator is a Cuckoo Maran named Marian (although now we call her Moms).

Chris Green April 26th, 2012

You know why the chicken crossed the road! To lay it on the line… and if I could win this incubator for my Girl Friend…

Tim April 26th, 2012

New to chickens and I dont have a broody hen to hatch the eggs. Our chickens abandon them at soon as they are laid. This incubator would be great to help grow my chicken collection.

Julie Casanova April 26th, 2012

I started 2 years ago in our backyard with 6 hens, 3 bantams and 3 standards – moved to a small farm last Feb and now I have bought one of just about every breed of chicken as day olds. I have about 90 hens, roosters, ducks, peacocks, turkey’s and some guinea fowl. they are all laying except my recent batch of babies i bought at the feed store. I ordered 6 and came home with 15! They were just too cute to resist. I would love to raise a few hens/roosters for my flock. I have found that my love of chickens has me wanting more. chicks are so fun to watch, their antics and teaching themselves about life, how to peck and scratch for food. they are so awesome, hatching would just be the best thing ever. I get a lot of joy from my chickens and chicks. I try and get as many people interested in them as I can.
I LOVE MY PET CHICKEN website! They have everything you need for chickens and the people are fabulous, too! Love you all! Julie

Grace April 26th, 2012

I would love to have this incubator. I have never incubated, and would like to try. I’ve researched and decided Brinsea is the best. Someday, I’ll purchase one. I have had a broody sitting on eggs for 27 days now, so, sometimes, even the natural way doesn’t work 🙁

Ash April 26th, 2012

I have a slight poultry infatuation! Haha. I rescue domestic waterfowl from city parks and find them good homes. I adopted my current flock of Easter Egger chickens from ‘some drunk guy shooting baby chickens in his yard.’ You can’t make this stuff up. I love to incubate eggs as well. Happy Mother’s Day to all you MOMS!!

Debbie Miller April 26th, 2012

I would love to win an incubator for my 14 year old daughter, who has been in love with Chickens since she was three and my parents got their first baby chicks. She named all of them, and “Talking Chicken” is still alive. Sweet Cheeks, Bunny head, Indian, Whisper, and the others have all gone to Chicken Heaven. We now have our own flock at home, and for her to hatch her own eggs would be heaven !!

Annette April 26th, 2012

We have just had our first year with chickens! They have been so much fun, though we have had to live through the loss of some of our “family” by predation. Now that we have secured our girls from the preditors in our area we are excited to add to our flock. Although the arrival of day old chicks is sooo exciting, we would love to hatch our own! Having an incubator would make the incubation process more successful, and give our children a more positive experience. The Brinsea seems to be the best choice of incubator for the family farm, and would be a wonderful addition to our hobby that will be used for many years to come.

Sara April 26th, 2012

I do not currently have an incubator. I home school three kids and we would all be so excited to have the experience of watching chicks hatch. We just got thirteen chicks this season and one turned out to be a rooster. We will have fertile eggs! I have been researching incubators and Brinsea seems to make a great high quality incubator. It would be wonderful to share this experience with my kids and their cousins!

Jason April 26th, 2012

This would be great for hatching ducks or chickens.

james capers April 26th, 2012

I do not have an incubator but would love to have one for my grandchildren to learn more about baby chickens and have the experience as they get order and see when they get out of the house and start there own chicken farm to rise for their children and familys also.

amy April 26th, 2012

wow what a wonderful thing!!! i promised myself that when i bought my first real home with a real yard i would get a half dozen real chickens to care for. and now that i’m settled and have been here for a couple years, i’m totally ready to take on that responsibility. so are my 2 children (2 and 8) and husband.
we have our coop set up and ready to, just waiting until the right little chicks come along. I used to hobby-breed bearded dragons so am accustomed to using an incubator for reptiles, but never for foul. i’m eager to learn and share in the experience! and what better way to do so than with a high quality little incubator such as Brinsea!

Kynnedy G. April 26th, 2012

I would like to have a Brinsea incubator becuase I am new to chickens and I want an easy beginners incubator. I love my girls and the chicks are just to die for! I could buy them, but they would not be nearly as friendly. I hope I win so I can have a smile on my face everyday when I think of the chicks I will have, or already have. Easy to use, portable, and much more. Who could ask for more?

tntbell April 26th, 2012

I’be been using a styrofoam incubater. Like when you started My hatch rates are terrible. Out of the ones that did hatch, 70% are males. I spent all my money on rare breed hatching eggs. I can’t afford a better incubator and rare breed eggs are pretty expensive. Far to expensive to be tossing more than half in the trash. I was hoping to become a breeder of silkies, faverolles, and marans. My low hatch rates are making my aspirations a pipe dream. There are no breeders of rare breeds in my region. A better incubator would allow me to provide a much needed service to to other chicken people near me..

Jenel Briggs April 26th, 2012

Your mini incubator is the perfect size for adding chicks to our flock without having to raise 25 at one time. We have only bought and raised baby chicks in the past. My two boys would love to experience seeing baby chicks hatch out of eggs. Right now, they’ve only seen them delivered by the postal service. We could even let the boys bring it to school sometime so other kids could learn about the wonders of the egg and the incubator. We love our chickens and enjoy sharing the enthusiasm with others.

Lindsay Kaples April 26th, 2012

I would love to win! I have raised chickens for years and usually get them as chicks. I would LOVE to be able to hatch them myself. I have never found myself with a surplus of money so I have never been able to buy myself an incubator. To win this would be the best. I have heard that brinsea incubators are fantastic!!!

Manda April 26th, 2012

Having an incubator would be fantastic for my family of four. We are raising our first chickens now – we have four 5-week old Rhode Island Reds. We also have four Delawares on order from My Pet Chicken. We are all already in love with our tiny flock and we are so excited to try hatching our own one day. Good luck to all!

Gretchen April 26th, 2012

Brinsea makes such great incubators, I’d love to upgrade to one of them! Our family loves to hatch eggs from our own small backyard flock, but our hatch rates are never very good. This would be awesome!

Ashley April 26th, 2012

My daughter is turning 13 and she fell in love with chickens when she was nine, volunteering at an animal shelter where there just happened to be a couple of chickens that needed foster homes. What we didn’t know when we dropped her off was that she signed us up for fostering the chickens until she was walking home with them in a pet carrier. We kept them until they found a new permanent home. She has been wanting to hatch chickens ever since she found out what great pets they make. Every year for Christmas or her birthday, the only thing she has on her list is chickens. Her dad isn’t too fond of the idea but i have convinced him to let her get some, but with incubators being so expensive were having trouble finding a good one. I have done extensive research and have heard only good things about Brinsea, and my daughter is constantly informing us how knowledgeable she is. She is so mature for her age and has her mind set on being a vet, she volunteers at our vet and rescue society for animals and has even given our lizard shots because we were too afraid. We would really appreciate it if we got picked especially since so many people have entered. Thank you for the consideration!

Alicia April 26th, 2012

I would love to start with a Brinsea incubator, I was amazed at the miracle of life in my developmental biology class years ago where we got to use an incubator to see the various stages of growth and then hatch the little chickies!! I have been grateful for that experience and would love the opportunity to hatch out my very own chicks with the Brinsea incubator to join my new flock in the back yard!! One of the most gratifying things in the world is to have something from the time it was born/hatched and see it grow to adulthood happy healthy and strong!

Terra Butler April 26th, 2012

I would love a fancy incubator like this one! I haven’t had success using an incubator in the past, probably because I got one of those one you use in kindergarten, and it was used! So I never really got the hang of it and had to rely on a broody hen. I’ve been wanting to get a good incubator with a turner and a fan since then but haven’t been able to find money for it in my budget! This one looks awesome! I would use it to create funky cross-breeds, like Polish-Frizzles or Silkie-Turkens! Or… well, there are way too many possibilities to fathom!

terry and jeff April 26th, 2012

hehehe I would LOVE an upgrade! My current incubator is from the early ’60’s. Maybe some on here will remember the yellow and white plastic UFO looking incubator that featured a light bulb and water tank 🙂 An oldie but a goodie!

Cheers,

Terry and Jeff

Christine April 26th, 2012

We do not have an incubator, but we would love to have the ability to incubate eggs to open the possibility of getting some of the more unusual breeds out there. It would be great to start out with an easy to use incubator like this! Our little one is very excited to be a chikie mom (we have 3 eggs under a broody), but it would be even better if they imprinted on her instead of mommy chicken.

Nikki Mabry April 26th, 2012

I would love to start out with a Brinsea incubator as I currently have only a “natural incubator” (my hen). I have taken eggs over to a friend’s house and incubated them in hers, but I’d really like to be able to experience it for myself.

Emily April 26th, 2012

My grandfather had a stroke 2 years ago, leaving half his body almost unmovable. He has been very depressed especially after my grandmother passed away right after.
However when I got my first baby chicks he perked up. Every day he hobbles around and checks on the chickens. He keeps telling me to get more. So far we have 1 laying hen and 1 rooster. and 3 unkown chicks :)! Hatching chicks would definitly be something for him to look forward to!

We also have kids in our house ranging from middle school to college that would love to have the experience :)!

Deb April 26th, 2012

I am an egg breeder and want to start becoming a chick breeder. My 4 year old granddaughter helps me almost every day and the experience has been great for her. I would love to have her experience the birth of baby chickens as well. So would I for that matter~

Gail April 26th, 2012

Hatching chickens is the one thing this homeschooling grandmother would love to do with her grandchildren! We have three Americaunas who lay three shades of pale blue-green-tan eggs which we joyfully eat and share with neighbors.

One of our kindergarteners, a little girl named Lauren, has drawn picture after picture of our ‘My Pet Chicken’ saltbox coop both at school and at home. She draws the chickens, the ramp and the eggs in the nesting boxes. She loves to feed the chickens lettuce and carrots, and has brought a sample of pretty hard boiled eggs to school for her classmates to see.

We took photos of putting our chicken coop together, buying our first chicks, their growth, first egg and cooking very sunny-side-up eggs and made the photos into a hardbound book with text. Everyone loves this true-life storybook of the little girl and her chickens!

Imagine the joyful experience she and other youngsters could have watching the incubating eggs, learning how the embryo develops and then finally seeing the birth of a real chicks! That is something they will remember and talk about for a lifetime!

Barbara Matthews April 26th, 2012

When I was in kindergarten (a VERY long time ago), my teacher, Miss Brooks, brought in an incubator and we saw chickens hatched from eggs. I will never forget that. I would love to have an incubator. I don’t think I could resist demonstrating at our local school. And I would love to raise chickens in my back yard.

Christine Rowell April 26th, 2012

I would love to make my mothers wish come true with helping her hatch some pet chickens of her very own…. My mom loves coming over to my house,sitting in the backyard for hours watching my chickens. She wants some of her own and this year I plan to make her wish come true… But what would be so much more rewarding would be to have her get to hatch them rather then buy them! I would love the chance to share this experience with my mother!

Caroline Sisley April 26th, 2012

This will likely immediately disqualify me but please hear me out! I actually already have this exact incubator and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It’s so easy to set up and take down, not to mention how much you can see through that dome, that I almost forget how much work the little chicks are once they come. I so enjoy the incubation process and the Brinsea just makes it that much more easy and enjoyable. I love how compact it is and since I only like to raise small numbers of chicks at a time it’s perfect! There’s just ONE PROBLEM. I spend precious dollars on hatching eggs, they come in the mail, and I am always sent EXTRAS! I know this a thoughtful gesture on the part of the seller, in case of breakage, but it is such torture having the extra eggs that I can’t fit in my incubator. I can’t just eat them! Then it’s a mind game trying to decide which eggs look more “viable” so that I might put them in first. I then wait two or three days to see if I can weed out ones that aren’t fertile so I can squeeze in the ones that are waiting in line. With my most recent hatch I was sent 3 extra eggs so I immediately called a friend that graciously allowed me to use theirs but I was quickly reminded of why I chose Brinsea in the first place. It was not easy to set up, clean, regulate temperature or humidity, and don’t even get me started on how much space it took up! I decided right then and there that if I could ever get another incubator it was going to be another Brinsea Mini Advance. It would perfectly meet my need for a little more egg space and if anyone ever asked me to borrow an incubator I know I’d have just the ticket!

Emalee April 26th, 2012

I am the oldest of 7 kids and we would love to get a incubator! Right now we have a flock of Salmon Faveroles and we would love to hatch some more chicks. Last spring we hatched 8 chicks with a momma hen, it was alot of fun but the chicks weren’t very attached to us. So this time we want to incubate them ourselves. We are all homeschooled and keeping chickens has been a great learning experience for all of us, so this incubator would be great!

Lalah April 26th, 2012

I have two different styrofoam still air incubators and have hatched a goodly number of chicks (and two peahens and five guineas) in them. At present there are thirty five guinea eggs and three silkie eggs (put in a week after the guineas) incubating in one of them. They are a lot of work, and in the spring in Florida our temps range from freezing to the 90’s so it is asking a lot of a styrofoam box to maintain a steady temp. The humidity is just as unstable so that requires a lot of watching and adjustment too. The hatch rate has been mostly acceptable, but not great. I would love to upgrade, but can’t afford to on a fixed income. Having the Brinsea would be wonderful, but considering I have never won anything in my 77 years and the number of other people who want it, I expect I will be using the styrofoam for a while yet.

Barbie Morgan April 26th, 2012

Would love to upgrade on an incubator. We still turn our eggs by hand in our styrofoam incubator because we haven’t been able to really afford the extra expense of the turner. With 5 kids and 4 grandkids living under the roof extras aren’t always able to be gotten…

John Jakubowski April 26th, 2012

Would love to upgrade my incubator,and have my family enjoy the hatching as I do!

John April 26th, 2012

I want to start hatching eggs! The first week in August, our 8 Black Copper Marans pullets and single Black Copper Maran rooster will arrive and I would be delighted if this incubator were waiting for them to grow up and start laying fertile eggs!

Rebecca April 26th, 2012

This incubator looks AWESOME! I have bantams that I get a day old. I show them at the fair and some get first. I would l love to breed my winning chickens and get the most beautiful chicken I have ever had. We once borrowed a styrofoam incubator and hatched some chicks. We were all a little sad when some didn’t make it. This incubator would save alot of chicks and time. I can tell by the picture that this incubator looks really sharp and would fit into everyday life. The results of this product would be priceless!

Jason April 26th, 2012

I’m just starting out in the craziness that is backyard chicken owning, and I’m very excited. I predominately got into this for my son, a 6 year old boy from an Eastern European orphanage with some special needs. He is fascinated by birds, and chickens in particular, and it will be good for him to have this as part of his new life. The ability to watch them go from egg to full grown, and be part of the journey with this chicks, is something that will really help him, and I look forward to the chance to bring this joy to his life. Winning this incubator will get us there more quickly.

Amy Baisley April 26th, 2012

I have enjoyed being a chicken owner for over 3 years now and get so much joy our of seeing my small flock run around my backyard. Over the years I have one hen go broody a few times and have often thought it would be fun to get some fertile eggs for her to hatch. Now I have a different hen who has gone broody and I am looking into eggs and a new experience for my 3 daughters and family. What a great mothers day it would be to have our own incubator to hatch eggs anytime we would want! Then my daughters (aged 6.5 , 9 & 11) can truly see the entire beginning of a chicken’s life!

John Jakubowski April 26th, 2012

Want my family to enjoy the experience of hatching sweet little chicks

Patrick Whitman April 26th, 2012

Just started raising chickens. Would love to be able to hatch my own.

Rebecca April 26th, 2012

I have bantams that I get a day old. I show them at the fair and some get first. I would l love to breed my winning chickens and get the most beautiful chicken I have ever had. We once borrowed a styrofoam incubator and hatched some chicks. We were all a little sad when some didn’t make it. This incubator would save alot of chicks and time. I can tell by the picture that this incubator looks really sharp and would fit into everyday life. The results of this product would be priceless!

Sheri April 26th, 2012

I’ve suffered through ordering day olds and having at least some not survive the trip. So I opted this year to add to my surviving day olds by hatching some eggs. I, unfortunately, don’t have an incubator. Luckily, my neighbor does. He graciously took my 18 eggs in, which should hatch next week. I can’t wait. This is the first time I’ve hatched any, but I feel like I’m missing so much of the experience. My neighbor told me the tediums of turning eggs, so he invested in an automatic turner this year which made his quail hatch much easier. It’s got to be helping with my sizeable hatch in the works. I would love to have my own incubator so my kids can share in the joy of it. Heck, I’d like to experience the whole process myself!

Heidi Wachtel April 26th, 2012

I would love to upgrade to a better incubator I am currently using a syrofoam and I have terrible hatch rates.

Melissa April 26th, 2012

An incubator would give me quite a flock. I just lost my last two hens.

Elizabeth Langston April 26th, 2012

Hello, chick lovers. Well, I am really new at hatching eggs. We have 7 Rhode Island Red hen and one rooster. One of the hens decided to be broody so we just took care of her and sat back to enjoy and hope she hatched all of the eggs. She ended up lay on ten eggs but only 4 of them hatched she actually stepped on two of them once the were already hatched but they were still wet and week. My kids were pretty upset and we have been hoping to find an incubator on craiglist because we just can’t really afford a brand new one. So winning a good quality incubator would be awesome for our growing farm. We are trying to build-up our chickens because we would love to sell some fertilized eggs along with the meals worms we already grow and sell now. Thank you for listening.

Heidi April 26th, 2012

I would love to have a new incubator. Right now I’m using a styrofoam one and my hatch rate is horrifing!!! I have filled mine with 42 eggs and I’m lucky to get 12 to lockdown or even hatch!!! I am disabled and my chickens,ducks are my therapy to get,keep moving. I want a new incubator but can’t afford one as we live on my husbands SS income and VA benifits that are all limited. After all the bills are paid and food purchased we the figure out how much feed to buy for the month and their isn’t much left. It breaks my heart when I have so many eggs not make it that I have a hard time to refill it knowing that many of them don’t make it.:( Most of the chicks that I hatch I donate to the local food shelf for meaties. I only wish that I could hatch more to give back to this community that needs so much help.

rachael powell April 26th, 2012

I would love if my kids could watch our chicks hatch.

Lisa P. April 26th, 2012

A new incubator?! What a step up from hatching eggs in my bra. No, just kidding. I read somewhere that a woman incubated eggs in her bra, I assume while she was wearing it. I’m not sure I believe it. I gave my old incubator away thinking I wouldn’t need it but I regretted it almost immediately. I considered my bra for a second but then leaped back to reality. I tried making a homemade one (incubator not bra) but it was a failure. I am happily addicted to chickens and one way or another I’m sure I will hatch more. I actually considered putting some under my 13 year old poodle since she sleeps all the time anyway but again, probably not smart. I’ve read about the Brinsea incubators with more than envy of those who have them. What a world of difference it would be from what I have had in the past.

Tonya Morris April 26th, 2012

I have been hatching since I was 16. I have hatched in the old metal incubators and Ive hatched in a box.
My love for birds has never faltered for a minute. I love the challenge. Considering I have been doing this for almost 30 years, and I still get the thrill every time a baby is hatching and then eventually, make it out of their egg.
I have always admired the Brinsea incubators. I even had the rare opportunity to use one for a couple of months, when a friend of mine was moving and her brinsea was full. I got to be the guardian for a while and then had the pleasure of setting some of my own eggs into it.
What a wonderful hatch that was. Easy to maintain and so very quiet. Also the fact that it does just about everything for you and it’s so simple to use, not to mention that when I set those eggs (shipped eggs) I had my doubts on how viable the embryo’s would be (roughed up in shipping) and lo and behold it was one of my best hatches ever. I am completely sure that it’s because of the stability of the Brinsea unit. and the consistency it provided, and as always, my favorite part is to open the incubator and remove the chicks. It is a thrill to have babies jumping into your hand, when they see you for the first time. Pretty amazing, considering their is no fear and blind trust on their part. Of course I talk to my eggs as they are developing, especially when I candle them. If all is well I talk and sing to them. Some may think it’s silly, but I think that is the reason that as soon as I walk into the room and tell the kids it’s time to eat or I need to clean your box, they are always happy to see me. I can always pick up any baby at any moment and put he/she into my shirt pocket and they will nestle in until I take them out.
Owning a Brinsea would be the ultimate for me. Being disabled as I am. My motivation and my therapy as I call it, are my birds. They are the reason I get up, they are the reason I’m not stuck in a bed and being declared permanently paralyzed from a back injury years ago.
I am addicted to hatching, I love it! I love doing it for other people, I love taking my eggs that are due to hatch, to the local schools, and to educate the children and show them the miracle of the egg.
What I hope,,, with education and guidance, will be our future farmers of America, and not our future gang bangers.
Finally, I certainly love doing it for myself.
If I am lucky enough to ever have a Brinsea I can say this.. I will continue to educate children. I will also continue my goal of resurrecting the local 4-H in my community.
I will certainly move forward with my breeding program regardless, but if I have a brinsea, I know my goals will be achieved a lot easier.
Happy hatching!!

Danielle April 26th, 2012

What a treat. The kids and I have been incubating for a few years – part of our essential homeschool curriculum for spring! We have always borrowed a styrofoam from fellow 4Hers and worn out our welcome and had to give it back. We seem to always want to hatch another batch! We have gotten good and the kids have written a curriculum has a homeschool project and presented to the local Kindergarten/First Grade public school. A new incubator would be a dream and we could hatch several batches and add to our traveling education program to some local farm education programs! What fun, good luck everyone.

Cassandra Rinchiuso April 26th, 2012

We would love to try this one! Our incubator can only handle 2 eggs at a time. We would love to hatch more babies! ps. our chicks we ordered are doing great!!

Valerie Robinson April 26th, 2012

I’ve owned chickens for the past 3+ years, and all the chicks were bought from My Pet Chicken. However, have not ever tried hatching any eggs. I would LOVE to do this! The experience of watching the chicks hatch would be absolutely amazing!!!

Miles Fountain April 26th, 2012

I would love to start with this incubator b/c we originally started with pullets and my wife and son have been asking to incubate eggs so we can watch them hatch. We want to add some more chickens to our flock and what better way that to raise some eggs! It’ll be a great learning opportunity too.

Denise April 26th, 2012

I’ve tried the manual method a couple of times using a basket and a light. I was successful one time. I would love to have a an incubator!

connie phoenix April 26th, 2012

I am retired now and have been raising chickens for 2 years. I would love to hatch my own babies instead of purchacing day olds when I add of few more girls to my clan. I never thought rasing these girls would be so much joy, friends and family have LOTS of fresh eggs! This would be the icing on the cake for me.

Donna April 26th, 2012

I would love to win a more reliable incubator. We have a backyard chicken coop with all hens. It would be great to add some more chickens to the mix.

Sheila April 26th, 2012

I would love to win the incubator, I am disabled and enjoy my Chicken, I could continue to add to my flock as well as hatch chicks for family and friends to start there own… and share the learning opprotunities with my Grandson and great niece and nephew.

Michelle Koeppe April 26th, 2012

Hatching is one of the great joys of my farm life. Having a reliable incubator (as opposed to what I have now) would greatly add to my & my future chicks happiness! Brinsea & My Pet Chicken, thank you for this opportunity.

Joyce Bettencourt April 26th, 2012

I currently have a small flock of hens right now, but have wanted to expand to being able to hatch my own chickens.

I would love the opportunity to receive a Brinsea brooder and begin this journey of the wonders of hatching chicks!

Janelle April 26th, 2012

There is nothing more exciting than watching a chick hatch! My kids had that experience a few weeks ago. Even their friends were captivated how a little chick forms in a tiny little egg. We would love to upgrade and hatch more sweet little chickies!
Brinsea is a great product! Thank you for the wonderful experiences you’ve given to both children and adults! We appreciate it. ♥

Jody Nichols April 26th, 2012

I would be so excited to win the Brinsea incubator! My chicks are my sweet little babies that run to meet me, so excited to see me always, and it would be wonderful to increase my flock. I have not yet hatched my own babies but look forward to the experience for both myself and my grandchildren … this would make it so much easier! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one!

Wendy Duboski April 26th, 2012

I have four children, six chickens, 2 ducks, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and fish…I would love to teach my children the process of life and what better way than to hatch eggs and the various stages they go through.

amber April 26th, 2012

My daughter turned 18 last month and I can think of nothing more fulfilling then filling my ‘nest’ by hatching and raising a couple dozen baby chicks!

This Brinsea is the BEST incubator for both the serious hobbyist and small business venture.

I have done my research and it is not easy to find a plug and play model – it even comes factory calibrated- but still performs like commercial grade equipment!

You really get what you pay for and MORE with Brinsea. All the better if I don’t actually have to pay for one!

shawn snyder April 26th, 2012

I am recently medically retired from the army and just getting back in to raising chickens and would love to be able to patch my own eggs as I get so much joy out of it but i am not able to afford a incubator at this time

Brittany barnes April 26th, 2012

I would love to have the incubator we have had chickens for 2 years and always want to hatch our own but never got a chance so I would love to have it

Joann O'Leary April 26th, 2012

Oh yes, I WANT this incubator. One of our neighbors incubated eggs for us this spring now I KNOW I want one. It would be great to have cute little chicks anytime I want them. I would be hatching all year long! Please pick me!

Tracy Peters April 26th, 2012

I got my first set of chicks this year and I am hooked. The Brinsea ecoglow brooder worked like a charm. My babies loved it and I never worried about them being too hot or too cold. Now that I am going to move to the next step and try hatching my own eggs, I wouldn’t think of going with any other product than the Brinsea incubator. They have earned my trust and loyalty. Thanks, Tracy Peters (New mom x 10)

Carma April 26th, 2012

I currently use a HovaBator 1602 and would LOVE to upgrade to Brinsea!! I bought the Brinsea 50 chick brooder and love, LoVe, LOVE it!! ♥

Sharon Granger April 26th, 2012

Wow! This incubator looks so cool! I have several chickens and have used the styroform incubator before and it has about a 50% success. I would love to win this, so me and my son (12 years old) can do this together. What a learning lesson and I believe this kind of incubator would give a better success for his science projects.

Kelle Scott April 26th, 2012

My husband and I have 14 hens, only one of which is ever broody. She’s a Partridge Bantam and is the prettiest, sweetest little thing you’ve ever seen. We call her Maryanne, as in Gilligan’s Island. She hatched a chick last summer who turned out to be a rooster. His name was Spaniardson, after his father, The Spaniard.
Maryanne has had some broody days this spring, but not enough to give us a hatchling, so we bought two styrofoam incubators. One of them has an egg turner in it, the other does not so that we can stop turning the egg a few days before hatching, as recommended.
Of the few eggs we’ve tried to hatch so far, only one got close. And since it only got close, it was a little heartbreaking. We waited and watched that egg for several days and finally noticed a beak poking through the shell. For some reason, though, that’s as far the little thing ever got. It died still in it’s shell.
We’d love to have a Brinsea. Maybe an incubator that is more sophisticated and reliable would help us to avoid the sadness of losing another wee little chick just working it’s out into the world.

Summer Oquin April 26th, 2012

I would love to win an incubator!! 🙂 I have made a homemade incubator I have tried two batches of eggs and I can not get something to regulate so I have been unsuccessful so far. I am not going to let this discourage me!!! I will keep trying with the help of my 3 and 10 year old girls 🙂

David April 26th, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea Incubator. We do not have a incubator. This would be wonderful for our grandchildren to see.This is our second flock of backyard chickens. Our grandkids just love having them and eating the eggs.

william langlois April 26th, 2012

i have raised chicks for many years. like your incubator

E.J. Todd April 26th, 2012

My wife would love to have this!

shawn snyder April 26th, 2012

I have recently medically retired from the army and am unable to work I live off of a fixed income and would love to be able to hatch my owner eggs out as i am just frying back in to chickens and can not afford a incubator at this time I’m hoping to suplement my income with chickens

Rhonda D. April 26th, 2012

Wow! That looks like a cool incubator! Would love to go through a incubation time with an incubator such as the Octogon. There are chickens in my coop whom I love and adore and follow me around the yard. They can be picked up and held as any pet but it shows that I spend a lot of time with them. Having an incubator would give me that much more joy to watch the eggs hatch as well as share the experience with my children and my family.

emily reiter April 26th, 2012

We did hatch one group of eggs in a home made incubator my husband made. It worked fine but er had 4 out of 9 be roos. I think it might have been because the temp wasn’t quite right. I would love to try again with a REAL incubator.

Vernet April 26th, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea Incubator. They are like the “cadillac” of the incubator world. We hatch chicks every year, sometimes with good results other times not. We are into the “endangered/limited breeds” so good results are needed to keep certain breeds available.

Tom April 26th, 2012

I have a standard styrofoam incubator that I get decent results with. Increasing hatch rates is always important. I have heard nothing but good things about Brinsea.
I need a 2nd incubator for the times that the current incubator is full and a broody either abandons a few eggs or gives up (although I find the later very rare). More than once I have “saved” chicks who for whatever reason were late hatchers. Then I give them to the broody to rise. My favorite “save” was a Splash Sumatra that was left as an egg in a broody’s nest!

Eleanor Voutsinas April 26th, 2012

It would be great to win this incubator….I am sooooo tired of sitting on the eggs in the hen-house!
Just joking, of course! But I am not joking about how great it would be to win that Brinsea incubator! We have kept chickens in our NYC backyard for about 3 years. We have 3 little ladies who give us 3 eggs every day…..infertile of course since we can’t keep a rooster here in the city. I could order fertile eggs to hatch in the incubator! My down’s syndrome son would love to see them hatch! He enjoys petting and holding our hens, cleaning the henhouse and pen and collecting the eggs.

Kellie April 26th, 2012

Boy, do I need one of these!! I just attempted to hatch 30 eggs and at the end of 21 days of manually turning all those eggs by hand every single day… Nothing. Not even one egg hatched. Turns out the themometer on the incubator was reading wrong and it burned up all my precious eggs. I’m trying again though, and I can’t even imagine how nice it would be to not have to turn all those eggs everyday!

Jan DeBack April 26th, 2012

I just hatched chicks in my own, homemade, styrofoam incubator for the first time. The chicks are now 11 days old and while I think it was a successful hatch (7 out of 10 fertile eggs) it was SOOOOOO extremely stressful! Constantly adjusting the temps with a lamp dimmer, turning the eggs 3-5 times a day, getting up 2-3 times a night to check the temps (that dropped of course because we kept our house thermostat low) and then the stress of humidity. I am overjoyed that it worked but whew… I am enjoying the sleep that I’m finally able to catch up on. LOL

Anyway… my dream is to upgrade to a more reliable incubator to hatch more little chickies. Unfortunately with my hubby’s upcoming surgery and our finances, that’s not an option. I would be overjoyed to win a good, reliable bator. Thanks for considering me!

S. E. Parker April 26th, 2012

recently went out of state to visit my son who was hatching chicken and turkey eggs…what a marvel to hear them “peeping” inside the egg !! watched them hatch and fell in love with them…I have a small flock and would love to add on by hatching my own eggs….and giving the grandkids (and adults) the marvelous pleasure and amazement at watching chicks hatch….Just like I did when I was a kid visiting my grandfathers farm… Love My Pet Chickens and love my pet chickens too!

Wendy Simpson April 26th, 2012

My eggs are the hottest thing going at the High school science department. Students can’t wait till the last unit of the school year. 12 lucky students, with parental consent, take home one of my baby chicks. Unfortunately the incubator belongs to the science department. I really want one of my very own.

Charlcie Fowler April 26th, 2012

I’ve been thinking for some time now that I’d like to have an incubator. For years I lived next door to my dad who raised turkeys, peafowl, guineas, and other assorted fowl – no chickens, however. He owned several incubators and I was quite involved in minding the temperatures and humidity. You’d think I’d become jaded, but I never did tire of seeing the first pip and watching a chick struggle free of its shell.

After MANY years of being “chickenless”, I now have a modest flock. We’re just going for eating eggs now, but my goal is to obtain an incubator and work with 4-H kids (I’m a 25 year volunteer), who would like to hatch some eggs from their poultry project, but may not have the resources for incubation and hatching.

Charlcie

Marie Beck April 26th, 2012

My husband passed away this pass June and was sick for many years. I had brought some hens because he really enjoyed watching them. The first time I hatched a chick was in an electric skillet. I hatched four out of eight eggs. It was very hard work keeping the right temperture and the right moisture to hatch them. I would love to have an incubator to hatch some more. I love my chickens.

Eunice April 26th, 2012

I would love to win a Brinsea Incubator, watching the little ones wiggle out of the eggs are just such a trill in life, i remember this when i was growing up, watching my Grandmother take care in her job as mother hen. I now have my own chikens and can’t wait to set my own eggs in such a nice Incubator to see a new life come to our farm and watch them free range doing there little dancing around. Can’t wait to have this job for myself.

Kelly V April 26th, 2012

I would love an incubator! Pick me!!!

Tonnyo Wright April 26th, 2012

Would love to have this incubator. Bought some chicks this year but would love to hatch my own. Don’t have a broody hen.

Arlene April 26th, 2012

I have been wanting an incubator for a long time, and recently I’ve been doing a LOT of research on incubators. The Brinsea is the one I find the best reviews of, hence the one I am DYING to get. The Brinsea would be a wonderful Mother’s Day present! My kids think I am kind of a crazy chicken lady, haha, so I doubt if they will be getting me one.

Andrea Hendrix April 26th, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea Incubator!! I have only been able to buy chicks from the store, but would love to hatch my own. I just lost my favorite chicken about 2 months ago. Her name was Gigi, and she would come and sit on my lap. I would even help her dig for worms. People who would come over would always ask “why do have chairs in your chick lot” I guess people who don’t have chickens don’t understand how entertaining they are to watch.I think hatching our own chickens would be great learning experience for my children. So having a Brinsea Incubator and all the helpful information from mypetchicken.com I feel we could accomplish hatching baby chicks sucessfully.

Sincerely
Andrea

Julie Graves April 26th, 2012

I would love to try a Brinsea but can’t afford one right now. I’m having hummidity problems with the one I have now

fran fielder April 26th, 2012

I never tried hatching eggs. I do have 11 hens and a rooster. No broody hens, though. So, an incubator would be great. I really enjoy taking care of my chickens. My 4 yr old grandson has named them all after superheroes except the roosters name is Brooster and one hen he named pooper since it pooped all over his uncle’s hand when it was a chick. He loves them. We’ve had them since chicks and he’s helped w/them. I think this would be wonderful.

Frank April 26th, 2012

I would love to have a Brinsea incubator, Is hard to find some specific breeds like blue Ameraucana’s etc. That would solve the problem since I have the space, time and willingness, just do not have the incubator.

Nicholas Newbold April 26th, 2012

I would love to win this Brinsea incubator!!! I’m a seventeen year old that loves chickens! I was told over a year ago by the Make A Wish foundation that I would be granted a wish. I asked for an incubator as part of my wish, but unfortunately I am not able to get it from them.My wish has not yet been granted by Make A Wish and I’m not sure when it will happen. I have always been fascinated with chickens since I was a little kid; only about five or six years old. We had an incubator that we loaned to someone over three years ago and we have not seen or heard of it since. I would love to get this Brinsea incubator to continue my passion for raising chicks and chickens. If I win this incubator, I can start hatching quail and chicks again just like I did when I was little. I think that working with chickens now is great for me because I would like to go to NC State and get a degree in agriculture, specifically livestock. After having ten back surgeries and not being able to work with my chickens was really difficult and I’m now getting to where I can resume my old life again working with animals. Getting this could help me put my health problems behind me and get going with my life again. Thanks for holding this contest!!! I hope that I’m lucky enough to receive it!!!

Mona Picou April 26th, 2012

This would be a new adventure with hatching eggs! I have ducks who made 2 nests with 2 dozen eggs. One nest only one hatched& several eggs had dead babies. I thought the mothers would take care of hatching but I guess not. So next year I will have to take over the job of hatching eggs. My silkies just lay one egg yesterday so I’m not sure if the hen knows what to do ! So I’m really in need of a incubator & would appreciate winning such a nice one! The Brinsea Incubators seem like very good equipment . Hope I win! Tks Mona

Karen April 26th, 2012

I am recently retired and really getting into my chickens. I would love to hatch my own chicks. There is so much joy in seeing new life and sharing that joy. I want to hatch my own baby chicks so I can share them with my grandson who is just learning about chickens. We can share in the joy and excitement of watching those eggs become new chickens for out little families.

Karen April 26th, 2012

I am recently retired and really getting into my chickens. I would love to hatch my own chicks. There is so much joy in seeing new life and sharing that joy. I want to hatch my own baby chicks so I can share them with my grandson who is just learning about chickens. We can share in the joy and excitement of watching those eggs become new chickens for our little families.

Sarah McGlauflin April 26th, 2012

I’ve been eyeing incubators for years have hesitated because I didn’t know which one I should get. Do I save up my money and buy a really expensive set up, or do I go frugal and try to build my own incubator but risk losing the chicks? A Brinsea incubator looks like the perfect match for me and a great design for bringing baby birds into the world.

Happy hatching,
Sarah

Dannie April 26th, 2012

I would love to have my own incubator. I don’t have chickens yet but am starting ti build my first chicken coop. I want silkies and they are hard to come by locally so I will have to order them and it gets kind of expensive, so I would like to have my own incubator so I can hatch my own. When I was young we had chickens and I want my grandkids to grow up helping with the chickens. When my mother was 4 she had a pet chick. Her mother died shortly after and my mother went ti live with
Her grandmother. On my grandmothers death bed she told my great grandmother to take my mother and her baby chick to live with them. So I would love to win the incubator. Thanks Dannie Deluna Texas

Lorrie Thomas April 26th, 2012

I would love to win the Brinsea incubator. Wow! I can only imagine how fantastic that would be. I have my chicks in my kitchen right now. Isn’t it funny how a farm takes up the counter tops in the kitchen too. Good luck to all of us!

Jodie Hart April 26th, 2012

Would love to win this contest, as I am now retired, and raising my own flock of chickens. With a Brinsea incubator, I could raise baby chicks to give to other people to start their flocks with, but most of all to give to other seniors that can not afford the initial start up investment of buying chicks. So happy the Chicken Whisperer sent me here to this contest!

Cece K April 26th, 2012

I would like to start out with one of those AWESOME Brinsea incubators! That way I wouldn’t have to keep one of my very temperamental broody hens in my room whilst waiting for the chicks to hatch. I have heard great things about them and I also would like to find out what all of the fuss is about! 🙂

Betty Urie April 26th, 2012

Chickens have been an important part of my farm life for almost forty years. It has been so interesting to raise many different breeds but my favorite is the standard black cochin. I have just finished hatching bantam salmon faverolles, with limited success. Having a wonderfully reliable Brinsea Incubator would make such a difference in the hatch rate! Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest.

Diane Stevens April 26th, 2012

I have ordered my first ever batch of baby chicks from MPC, they will be arriving the week of June 4th, am very excited!! I have never hatched before, but would love to try it out to add to my babies:)

Jane April 26th, 2012

I started my experience with incubating eggs with the old style Styrofoam incubator and had limited success, and then I added on the egg turner and still struggled with temperature and humidity. The results were less than stellar. Then through a divorce, I had to leave those items behind and now my new husband is learning about chickens. We received our new chicks this week from My Pet Chicken and I think I have him hooked. The next step in my master plan is to incubate eggs. I had been looking for the best small incubator on the market. We currently live in a town so the Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator will allow us to build our small flock. My husband had heard me complain about the old style incubators but the automatic features with the egg turner, humidity and temperature control features will remove those concerns. The digital aspects of the Brinsea Mini Advance Incubator will appeal to my teenage son as well as my husband. The real reason though is to satisfy my maternal instincts and being the “Mom” taking her little chicks into the garden for their first adventure.

Camryn Johnson April 26th, 2012

I am new to the chicken world and I have never had chickens but I think it would be amazing to watch baby chicks hatch from eggs.

Nancy Chubb April 26th, 2012

Hehehe. Beni, the dog and Puck, the cat here. We would LOVE to have a Mother Hen incubator so those people we live with would make us some baby chicks for in-house entertainment. When they use those broody hens we miss all the action.

Stacy Ryerson April 26th, 2012

I have a few Silkie hens. Originally I thought I would buy hatching eggs to put under my first hen I bought locally, but I can’t do that without risking new hatched chicks exposure to Mareks.

When I lived in the country we had no problems with Mareks, perhaps because we were so isolated, but here in the ‘burbs Mareks is a sad fact of life.

Having an incubator would be awesome so I can buy any eggs I want to hatch in the house and then vaccinate safely. For the moment I’ve been buying chicks from MPC and then vaccinating them when they are a few days old.

I’ve never needed an incubator in the past because I had Silkie hens who would sit any eggs I wanted to raise, including peafowl. It’s pretty funny to see two big juvenile peachicks trying to get under a Silkie. LOL!

Heather Murphy April 26th, 2012

My step- father and I began incubating eggs when I was 15 that was 14 years ago. We started with a Styrofoam hovabater and no turner. We had ok success. After about a year we got an automatic turner and that helped with success again. My step-father and I bonded big time over our love of chickens and the experience of incubating them from eggs.

My step father died five years ago. I dug out our old hovabater last year and decided to go back to owning some fabulous chickens. My incubator is now 15 years old and still going though not as strong as I would like. I would love to have a new incubator.

I LOVE chickens so much and the experience of incubating eggs is like nothing else. I am now sharing this experience with my daughter and helping her learn to love chickens. I am so glad my father got to show me and now I get to show my child. There is nothing like bonding over the love and experience of the life of baby chicks.

I would love to win this new and high tech incubator. Thanks! Good luck to all!

erica April 26th, 2012

I’m a homeschooler and a birth worker, so why not hatch chicks?! We’ve been ordering our own chicks for ages, but would love to mate and hatch some of our own…to add to our sustainable living sort of ways. This incubator would be great since our current chicks aren’t so broody as they are bossy!

SheilaHH April 26th, 2012

Having an incubator would make hatching new “biddies” so much simpler. A couple of years ago I was given a small flock which one by one succumbed to the wild critters, including a beautiful nest full of eggs that one of my hens was setting on. I just recently bought a new flock of my dream breed, Buff Orpingtons. As well as having fresh eggs everyday, I want to increase my flock by hatching my own, and some for my little granddaughter, and any others would like to start a flock. Maybe I could make enought income to pay for supplies! Thanks to my Nannie (grandmother) who taught me to love chickens!

Heather Mckinney April 26th, 2012

I have heard great things about this incubator and have thought about trying to get some fertile eggs and having them hatch here at home. Other than having baby chicks to look after only one thing sounds better, actually watching them hatch and being part of their lives from the moment they are born. I chose not to have children so I tend to spoil my pets 🙂

William Ohrt April 26th, 2012

I started with chickens last year and would like to get an incubator I’m trying hens this coming spring too but I have a feeling the incubator will work better, but unfortanately I cant afford one on my highschool job income, having one would allow me to hatch out chicks and maybe sell a few to get money for feed

Karen tackett April 26th, 2012

We just moved to a new location and I would love to get started on raising my own flock of chickens. This would be a wonderful adventure!

Kamye April 26th, 2012

I have been a member of the Northern New York Poultry Fanciers since I was 12 years old and finally have chickens again. As a child my home life was not all that great so I naturally sought refuge at my grand parents farm. My grandpa had so many beautiful and interesting chickens of all colors and sizes. I was immediately smitten by the feathered lovelies and had to have some of my own to bring home. All the money that I earned as a kid was dedicated to my birds getting the best feed, pairs of all different breeds, more coops to keep them separated, etc. I sought sanctuary in the majesty and tranquility of my birds and felt so blessed as I began to learn more and more about them by spending time with them. I learned their language vocal and physical and would often “talk” to my chickens. They were my very own home therapy. I spent many many hours a day out with my chickens and find comfort in even their smell. Now I am almost 27 years old and after 8 year active duty and 3 deployments in the Army I finally am able to have chickens again. I cannot put into the value that my chickens throughout my life have served for me. It’s a type of therapy and sanctuary that no amount of money can buy. I bought day old chicks and raised them to the lovely ladies that brighten my rainy days. I have been admiring the bisnea incubators for a while now and have been strategizing on how to pay for one. It would mean so much to me to win one but even if I don’t thank you my pet chicken for motivating me to speak up in an attempt to appreciate one of God’s noble creatures.

Larry Tyler April 26th, 2012

I am going to have to acquire an incubator soon. I have been using a King pigeon as a “broody”. Since the kings hatch in 17-days, the bantams take 21-days, I am constantly shuffling eggs and counting days to remove the chicks. Kings are large, but they will only accomodate 3 bantam eggs plus their own.

Linda Stauffer April 26th, 2012

We first hatched eggs when our girls were little. We chose silkies, friendly little birds the girls carried around like pets. Over the years we’ve had Cochins, barred rocks, rhode island Reds and several others. We now live in the woods with lots of predators and lost our whole flock a few years ago. We just built a beautiful hopefully predator proof pen and got a pair of silkies. would love to hatch some eggs again! Gave away the old styrofoam incubator years ago.

Chris April 26th, 2012

I would like to have the incubator for my newly started chickens. I have converted a used shed into a coup and am in the process of ordering chicks. I am doing this to help with the fact that i have been unemployed for near a year now and need to supplement my wife’s pay to help pay bills.

David Donaldson April 26th, 2012

We’re just getting started with Chickening, my wife really wants to hatch our own eggs. This would be a fantastic Mothers Day surprise for her.

Jared Fluhrer April 26th, 2012

I would absolutley LOVE to win that incubator! The last time I tried to hatch Chickens, none hatched, tried again, nothing, so I have decided to give up until I can get a better incubator. This is a great opertunity and I would love to win it:)

Barb U. April 26th, 2012

It would be nice to win an incubator though I haven’t raised chickens or ducks in years (even had geese several years ago). I think this would be a great educational tool for my two younger granddaughters (maybe even the oldest who is studying to be a vet tech). Good luck to all who are trying for it.

Aisha Stanyon April 26th, 2012

I have always wanted an incubator…. why not the best? I have a beautiful flock of 14 brown egg layers and 1 cool dude. They are all great layers and today I found 15 eggs from 14 hens!!!!! Could that be possible?? Maybe hubby missed one yesterday, but now I am ahead of him…. we are always competing with each other to see who the girls will lay more eggs for :)))).

Gwen Blouse April 26th, 2012

I’ve always been one who likes to work from scratch…cooking, gardening, canning, soapmaking. It would be a kick to raise chickens from “scratch” and gather my own fresh eggs. Fun!

Michelle George April 26th, 2012

I love raising chickens so much that I often find myself sitting with them for hours on end getting lost in who is who, who does what, the wonderful colors and different dispositions of each one. Most people think of a chicken as “It’s just a chicken”, but I think there is more to it than that. There is a revelation of life in raising a chicken from the very moment of conception. Isn’t it marvelous! I have always depended on buying my chicks from feed stores and would love the opportunity to raise my own with the Brisnea Incubator. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to gain this experience, so that I can share it with my four grandchildren who love the chickens just as much as I do.

Brenda Blowers April 26th, 2012

Had chickens last year as a homeschool project,my son was heartbroken when we had to give them away. Moving to Texas this week and will have room for a new flock.
would love to hatch our own with a incubator,your Brinsea looks great.

Amanda April 26th, 2012

I’ve heard from friends and many people that I speak on Facebook with that if I’m going to get an incubator then I’d better get an Brinsea incubator! My niece and I hope we win because we’ve been wanting to get one so we can see the whole thing unravel before our eyes. (‘ v ‘)

Maikel Diaz April 26th, 2012

I would like to start with this incubator because I am 14 years old and i enjoy haveing all my chickns and i love to have babys that’s why I think I should get te incubator

Keith Koenig April 26th, 2012

I started my chicken journey two years ago. Loved watching the antics of my girls. Just a neighborhood back yard flock and even my neighbors got a kick out of them. First I had white leghorn pullets that were GREAT layers but weren’t interested in being a “pet”. So I sold them and got some 6 week old americanas. Being younger and handled as they grew they were great pets. Would come running whenever they saw me and even run up the stairs. Then I developed back problems and stairs/walking became difficult. Had surgery to fix my back but sold the chickens why I recovered. So now I would love to have a Brinsea incubator and regrow my flock from day one of the chickens life!

Debbi April 26th, 2012

I would just love to be able to hatch little chicks from a new Brinsea. I raised chickens quite a few years ago and decided this year to start again. I currently have 45 little chicks running around the farm. It would just thrill my grandson who is 2 years old to be able to see how the little chicks start. He has named one of our chicks quack quack. My grandaughter who is 3 named one chick chick. I currently send her pictures of the chicks because she lives in Japan. It would be GREAT to video a hatching chick for her. Please enter me in this contest…thanks

Brenda Rother April 26th, 2012

I started raising chickens a few years ago, and I’ve started from day olds or a few “week olds,” from neighbors or farms. My children love it, especially my 11 year old son, who enjoys picking up his favorite chickens for a “snuggle and chat!” I would LOVE to start incubating eggs myself, to share the experience of hatching and the miracle of new life with my children. Having an incubator would give us the opportunity to hatch many different breeds, perhaps expanding to guinea hens and quail!

Kathy Ainsworth April 26th, 2012

This incubator could start our journey of raising chickens the “right” way immediately! Raising chickens from the egg would support our goal of making our farm self sustaining. It would also benefit our educational goals of educating our farm visitors about farm animals.

thank you for your consideration!

deana April 26th, 2012

would really love to win one of these. I have heard such great things about this incubator. Even ADozengirlz has raved about this incubator. Sense I had lost one of my incubators due to a break in to our home when we were in the process of moving. Had it sitting out getting ready to hatch some eggs. We came home from being at the house we are at now and saw that we had been broken into. They took alot sense it was all packed and once I was over the shock the first thing I went to look for was my incubator and it was gone. I had no way of hatching out the eggs I have been waiting on and carefully collecting. At the time I did not know of anyone that could have hatched them out for me. So had to threw them out.
I have the perfect spot for it in my kitchen.

Lynne Lott April 26th, 2012

I was so excited to hatch chicks for our 4H poultry club in my Styrofoam incubator. I timed the hatch to take place on our meeting night. After 21 days of careful monitoring, imagine the kids disappointment when none of them hatched. I would love to share a Brinsea hatch experience with the 4H’ers.

William Nailor April 26th, 2012

I have used a bulky styrofoam incubator before and it takes up so much room and is not easily kept precise, so I had to devote an entire room (office to my garage) so that I could heat the room and help to keep the incubator at a steady temperature. I would love to have the ability to bring the incubator into a different room and maybe into the house so that my family could watch the process and allow us to enjoy the process even more.

Christine Childress April 26th, 2012

I would love to have an incubator. Me and my dad have gotten chickens for the first time, and we would love to be able to have an incubator for next year when we plan on hatching some chicks. When we got some this year, we got them from a local farmer, and they had been a week old. I love them so much. They have tons of character, and are hilarious to watch. They always want love, they will even jump up on my hand when I try to give them fresh water or food! I want to add some more types of chickens to our growing flock, but right now, we have thirteen dominique chicks. We hope to expand our coop, and add on for some new family members.

Robert blankenship April 26th, 2012

I would love a new bator my old one has seen it’s better days, i have allways loved to raise baby chicks,and hear their chirping sounds to usher in spring♥.

Gennie April 26th, 2012

I currently use 2 of the styrofoam type of incubator with turners and, so far, have had good success. They take up more room that I like, so a Brinsea would be great as it appears to be less bulky! I LOVE incubating egg and seeing what each new little creation is going to look like! This is my new hobby since last fall and I am hooked!!

Diane Mathey April 26th, 2012

I used to help my dad when he would hatch eggs in the incubator as a child. After I married, I got a few chickens and hatched some of the eggs in the incubator he had. After having 3 kids and countless other responsibilities, I gave up raising chickens. Now I would like to raise a few chickens and my grandchildren are really interested in them and like to help. I would like a new incubator so that I could make memories with them and teach them about chicks like my dad did with me.

Aslan April 26th, 2012

This would be a wonderful upgrade from my homemade incubator, an automatic turner would be convenient, especially when unexpected life circumstances arise. My first batch of eggs wasn’t as successful as my second since I was a novice, but if I had one of these, the guess work would have been eliminated, and perhaps most of the anxiety 🙂

Carol Trochelman April 26th, 2012

WE are moving to another state and I have to give up my chickens here rather then stress them out with a 7 hour drive. It is going to be very hard for me to do this as I love my chickens I have, especially my darling little Cochin Bantie rooster, Clem. I have been looking at incubators and considering hatching rather then buying chicks, or maybe even both, once we are moved. Brinsea is a brand I have been considering. It would be awesome to win this so that I can start my new flock in style.

Everett Oarris April 26th, 2012

I am just starting out and trying to hatch eggs. The Brensea is a little out of my budget. I would love to upgrade. It is an impressive incubator.

Barbara S April 26th, 2012

I have successfully AND unsuccessfully incubated eggs in an old-fashioned styro incubator! I did this when my 2 girls were young. Now that I have grandkids, I would love to introduce them to the unique wonder of hatching our own chicks. We have 4 older hens that the kids LOVE to feed, pet, collect eggs from, ect. I would be over-joyed to win a brand-new, modern Brinsea on Mother’s Day, as it also falls on my birthday this year (Hopefully, lucky 13th!!!)!

Eva April 26th, 2012

Working at Preschool, we started hatching chicks. I fell in love with chickens from that point on. I no longer work at the preschool and would love to have the opportunity to be able to hatch my own chicks. I am the proud mom of 5 chickens right now and would love to add to my flock.

jill April 26th, 2012

This would have beengreat earlier.this month. Only 4 of my 42 incubated eggs hatched because mine is so old and inefficient

Kimberly Paris April 26th, 2012

I teach fourth grade and always have to borrow an incubator to hatch eggs in my classroom for my kidlets to enjoy. I then bring them home to the coop ( umm, the chickie babies, not the kidlets. It would awesome to have my very own incubator.

Jerzy April 26th, 2012

babys chick so cute i love them wish to win that nice incubator

karen April 26th, 2012

I would love to win this prize! I dont know when the last time I got a Mothers Day gift. This would be great, i would put it to good use.

sharon April 26th, 2012

Ah, what can be better to start life then lounging in a Brinsea incubator for warmth and a gentle hand that gives love. To give my chicks the best life has to offer from the start of their lives to hatching is the most rewarding adventure. I can sit and watch the chicks grow into their personalities everyday so to see them hatch only adds to the satisfaction of owning my own flock from egg to egg laying. With a Brinsea incubator I can be assured their comfort and my peace of mind is guaranteed for the times during this important process that comes from quality equipment. Whether I win your incubator or not, thank you for the care you put into your products so we can give the best care to our flock.

kate morreale April 26th, 2012

I have several incubators going now and through out the year hatching Silkies. My favorite is the Sportsman but it is getting pretty sad in its old age. New ones are incredibly expensive so a new one, especially the Brinsea, would be the greatest!
My biggest problem with incubators is sharp edges when trying to clean them. The Sportsman is the worst for that. The styrofoam jobs are easier for cleaning the bottom but the top is trickier. I love a set up where you can put as much of it as possible in the dish washer – I had one like that but it could not hatch worth beans!! It was that spinning, flashing light one – horrible! I gave it away! So I would love to give a Brinsea a try!
Thanks, Kate Morreale

Andrea C April 26th, 2012

WOW, I have never tried raising eggs before, but I would LOVE to give it a shot with a Brinsea incubator. Sounds like an excellent family hobby to start! I would love to add hatching eggs to our daily family routine! Being a sixth grade teacher, I would naturally enjoy teaching others about how to use a Brinsea incubator so they can hatch their own eggs as well! I would love to write about my experiences as well as teach others how to use a Brinsea by demonstrating its usage. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

Kristin April 26th, 2012

I think it would be fun to cross different breeds and see what you get. I’m thinking Brahmas x Easter Eggers. Colored eggs and feathered feet would be fun.

Virginia April 26th, 2012

I would love to upgrade to a Brinsea incubator! I homeschool my three children, so when my husband took the notion to raise chickens, I decided that hatching our own chickens would be a great learning experience for my children. Not to mention, it really sounded like fun. Unfortunately, the incubator that I chose fit only 3 eggs, and none of our eggs hatched. It was a very sad experience for all of us. This is a very important project for us, not just because we want to raise chickens, but because when my daughter was very small, she used to steal the eggs from the refrigerator and try to hatch them under her pillow. This incubator would give me the opportunity to show her how it’s supposed to be done. Thank you for this opportunity.

Deleith Campos April 26th, 2012

To be able to win a Brinsea incubator for Mothers Day would be absolutely wonderful. I would love to have one and be able to share the incubating experience with my grand children. My husband and I have been raising chickens now for 2 years. Through all our experiences of baby chicks we have found that hatching our own has proven to produce much healthier baby chicks. We have not had an incubator to help us out in our hatching and have had to rely on a broody and they are not broody very often and buying an incubator is just not in our reach budget wise. Keeping my hopes up and fingers crossed that maybe this time we will be lucky enough to win a Brinsea incubator!

Will April 26th, 2012

I want to win this incubator so bad because my old incubator never would hatch anything nothing and i have tried a lot of times.
I have heard lots of good thing about this incubator and i just really want to hatch some eggs because i just want to see there cutnest and just be with them from the time they hatch to the time they die. I love chickens so much especially the babies!
I hope very dearly that I win this i would be so happy and tell every one about my new little babies that I just hatched. From my new brinsea incubator from http://www.mypetchicken.com

Stacy S April 26th, 2012

My 7 year old daughter wants very much to hatch some of our eggs from our Easter Eggers. We ordered 7 hens, but PipPip turned out to be a rooster. So……fertile eggs for us! It would be a wonderful experience to incubate some eggs from our hens and raise a few baby chicks with my daughter for Mother’s Day.

Heather B April 26th, 2012

I’m a gal with beautiful chickens (and a nice husband and sweet son), but I’m still waiting on an incubator. If I win it, I’m gonna crow KU-ke-le-ku, Brinsea-lou, I love you! Happy Mother’s Day to all you sweet moms, grandmoms, aunts, sisters, nieces, and cousins!

Lynde April 26th, 2012

A year ago today I transferred my 5 week old chickens from my upstairs bedroom to their new home in the house that my husband built. The very next day was the terrible day in Alabama when so many lives were tragically lost in the multiple tornadoes that hit our state. A tornado touched down just behind our house, destroying so many trees and causing damage to our house. We were so very fortunate to have our lives and each chicken somehow made it through as well, though the outbuilding right beside them was demolished.

The ensuing month was difficult for so many people in our town and was emotionally toiling for most everyone. Caring for my baby chickens helped me to cope with the worry and uneasiness that I felt after the storms were gone and the damage was left. I would live to have the opportunity to win this incubator so that I could share the joy that I have felt in raising and caring for my chickens with others that I know who would find the same happiness in caring for something other than themselves.

Thank you.

Gene Hickman April 26th, 2012

I have had several different incubators over the years and living in dry Montana I’ve always had trouble maintaining humidity. The humidity in my house averages 18-20%. I had an older sportsman incubator and I would have to add extra water bowls, wet sponges, etc. and I could barely get humidity above 60% and my best hatch rates were almost 50% usually closer to 25-30%. I ultimately sold the incubator. A few years ago I was providing some fertile eggs to a local elementary school so that they could hatch. The school had a couple of Binsea incubators and they got about a 90% hatch rate compared to my best 50%. The hatched several groups of chicks out in these incubators and they were able to keep the humidity exactly where it needed to be. I was impressed and I’d love to own one. It sure would improve my chick production.

Rudy April 26th, 2012

I’ve been thinking about getting an incubator from the first day we brought chicks into our home. To me, incubating and hatching eggs is the next step in the journey of true chicken keeping. I’d like to hatch eggs of breeds that are easy to find in my part of the country, so my fellow chicken keepers could have access to them. I’m planning on teaching an adult education course later this year on getting into the backyard chicken keeping hobby!

Tracey Shevette April 26th, 2012

Awesome, how wonderful it would be to be able to to have such an incredible incubator and how Blessed I would be. My favorite past time is raising, feeding, and waiting for my poor little Silkie to hatch out as many chicks as possible so you see I need to give her a break and would love to have the Brinsea incubator since I could never afford it otherwise, so Please consider me for the Brinsea, please, please, please, it would go to a good home and for good use since I love to give to the community also. Thanks again !!

Tonya Scott April 26th, 2012

I absolutely love hatching chicks its become more than a hobby