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Brinsea Ovation 28 Advance Incubator (Automatic)

Product Code: 859 Manufacturer ID. AF36
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If you are looking for a high-quality incubator at a good price, then look no further. The Brinsea Ovation 28 Advance has a host of quality features that ensure that every... Full Description

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If you are looking for a high-quality incubator at a good price, then look no further. The Brinsea Ovation 28 Advance has a host of quality features that ensure that every egg that you put in this incubator has the best chance of hatching.

The Ovation 28 Advance is a fully automatic incubator in which the airflow is second to none. It comes complete with a fully digital temperature & humidity display and automatic egg turning. The egg turning is controlled via the digital display and can be set to turn at various intervals throughout the day. Eggs sit in egg baskets and the Ovation 28 comes with 4 egg baskets included.

Main Features.

  • Calibrated digital temperature display with a range of 20.0 – 40.0°C (68.0 – 104.0°F).
  • Digital display of temperature in °C or °F
  • Digital Humidity display with manual humidity control 
  • Fully automatic egg turning with programmable turning interval
  • Abnormally high or low incubation temperature alarms
  • Room temperature alarm
  • Fan assisted airflow with Induced Dual Airflow system
  • Egg cooling feature
  • Protected by Biomaster antimicrobial additive
  • Ventilation control
  • Incubation capacity of 28 hen eggs, based on a standard sized hen egg. (4 standard egg baskets supplied as standard).

Egg Capacity 

Species  Capacity 
Hen  28 eggs / 4 standard egg baskets 
Quail  48 eggs / 4 standard egg baskets or 66 egg / 3 large egg baskets (optional extra)
Duck  25 eggs / 4 standard egg baskets 
Goose  9 eggs / 3 large egg baskets (optional extra)

*Note: Egg capacities are an estimation provided by the manufacturer, they are based on their calculations, using ‘standard’ sized eggs. For further details please contact us.*


There are 3 different versions of the Brinsea Ovation 28 Incubator. The Ovation 28 Eco, Ovation 28 Advance and the Ovation 28 EX. All 3 models have different features, some have features other models don’t. The Ovation 28 EX is the highest spec incubator out of the three but not everyone needs everything the EX comes with.

Don’t know which model is best for you? Don’t know what the difference is between the models? Check out our comparison of the three models below!

Function / model  Ovation 28 ECO Ovation 28 Advance Ovation 28 EX
Digital Temperature Display
Digital Humidity Display  -
Humidity Control  Manual Manual Automatic
Automatic Egg Turning 
Egg Cooling  -
Temperature Alarms


Dimensions44.7cm L x 33.2cm W x 22.3cm H
Power ConsumptionMaximum 60 Watts - Typical 30 Watts
Power Supply230v, 50Hz, 0.5A Max
Humidty ControlManual
Egg TurningAutomatic
Warranty3 Years +

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Questions & Answers

What’s the difference between the Brinsea Ovation 28 Eco, Advance and EX incubators?

The three Ovation 28 machines have different features. The Ovation 28 Eco has a digital temperature display and automatic egg turning. It’s the most basic version of the three.

The Ovation 28 Advance is the mid-spec machine. It has all the same features as the Eco, except the Advance has a digital humidity readout too.

The top of the range machine is the Ovation 28 EX which has every feature from the Eco and Advance models; digital temperature display, digital humidity display and automatic egg turning. But the EX version also has automatic humidity control with a built-in pumping system. Whereas, on the Eco and Advance models, humidity must be controlled manually by filling water troughs inside the machine.

What’s the difference between an Ovation 56 and Ovation 28?

The only difference between the two machines is the size and egg capacity. The Ovation 56 is a larger machine and holds up to 56 hen-sized eggs or equivalent. Whereas the Ovation 28 holds 28 hen-sized eggs or equivalent.

The Eco, Advance and EX versions of the Ovation 28 match the specifications of the Eco, Advance and EX versions of the Ovation 56. The only difference is the egg capacity.

What’s the difference between manual, semi-automatic and automatic turning incubators?

In a ‘manual’ incubator, eggs must be turned ‘manually’, meaning you must turn each egg by hand usually around 3-4 times a day.

Automatic incubators will automatically turn the eggs for you. On some automatic machines, you can set the timings of the turns, as well as the duration or angle of the turn. This can be important if you’re incubating specialist birds such as falcons or exotic birds.

Semi-automatic incubators don’t require you to turn each egg by hand, but equally there is no motor to turn them for you either. So, normally semi-automatic machines have a handle or lever that you push and pull to roll or rock all the eggs at the same time. Or, some incubators have specially shaped bases that allow you to tilt the entire machine back and forth.

Please note that ‘manual’ and ‘automatic’, when used in the item name, only refers to the egg turning type. It does not relate to the humidity control or to any other feature.


What’s the difference between the Brinsea Ovation 28 Advance and Rcom 20 models?

The first difference between the Ovation 28 Advance and the Rcom 20 Max and Pro is the egg capacity. The Ovation 28 holds more eggs; up to 28 hen-sized eggs or equivalent. The Rcom 20 Max and Pro models can hold up to 20 hen-sized eggs, or equivalent.

The other difference is the that both the Rcom 20 Max and Pro have a humidity display and automatic humidity control, whereas the Ovation 28 advance has a humidity display, but the humidity must be controlled manually. Finally, the Rcom 20 Pro has a ‘species selector’ feature and specific settings for egg-turning; both of which are unavailable on the Ovation 28 Advance.

Customer Reviews

Brian Waller
I have used incubators for 30 yearsof varying size and quality. I bought this unit to replace an ageing polyhatch it is easy to set and I had a 90% hatch rate on the first attempt would recommend without hesitation
Nigel Raymond
A perfect incubator for what i needed. Easy to set up and use.
Peter Lowther
Great supplier, very helpful at start up. Well designed and robust incubator, egg turning is very neat and the final stages of hatching worked very well. Much better than my old Octogon 20
Outstanding incubator and outstanding service. Would recommend to anyone.
I have upgraded from a rubbish imported incubator to this model & it is a world apart... absolutely love it, very quiet, great visibility inside, easy to operate & holds loads of eggs, great product.
M Oboyle
Ordered this incubator on a Friday and received it on Monday morning in N Ireland. Couldn't be happier with the incubator or the service.
Was deliberating buying a new incubator, then the day before I was due to set some eggs, my old machine broke down so I had no choice. Ordered at 1.45pm and received it at 11am next day. Fantastic service and the ovation 28 is working perfect. Very straight forward and time saving, and great visibility for inspection without removing the cover. Great service and excellent incubator. Would highly recommend for people of all capabilities
Great product.
Sally-Ann Buñola
Wonderful incubator. Very easy to set up. Cool egg turning devise. Excellent. Spot on service from the team too. Quick to respond to any questions.
Mike Crisp
Bought this incubator during first lock down. Excellent support provided when placing order. Outstanding product 95% hatch rate and easy to use. Grandchildren loved watching the eggs hatch (remotely on Skype). Looking forward to using again this year. Great product backed up with first class support, would recommend to anyone.
Jason the duck pimp
Having used brinsea minis for a number of years to hobby breed it was time for an upgrade in size and functionality. What can I say. Wow fast delivery a good looking product. Easy to set up and having used brinsea for a few years I can vouch that their customer services are also good whe u require and back up. Very handy having the humidity read out.
Well it looks very nice on the breakfast bar, the wife hasn't put any eggs in yet. We use to use the old rocking type which worked very well, and looking at this model, I think they have made a lot of improvements. I will leave another review when we have used it.

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