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Win a Borotto Lumia 8 Automatic Incubator. FREE.

We are going to give away FREE a Lumia 8 Borotto Incubator.

To have a chance of winning this super little incubator we want you to tell Irish Fowl Members in less than 100 words a bit about your self and your poultry.

How long you have kept poultry.

The Breeds you keep.

Why you keep Poultry.

We will pick a name out of a hat in March & announce the winner.

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Ireland's Incubator Shop.

Flock Master
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Details on the Borotto Lumia 8 Egg Automatic Incubator.

The LUMIA 8 Egg Incubator: A small, technologically advanced, high performance incubator.

Its elegant design with “smart” technology makes this machine smart and easy to use and one of the best in its class.

LUMIA 8 stems from a desire to make the miracle of life available to all. It includes the highest professional incubation technology aimed at those with a limited number of eggs.

The same technology that BOROTTO uses in larger models that can reach a higher level of accuracy and reliability. LUMIA 8 is designed and built to better meet farmyard poultry and valuable species breeding requirements.

Unique Egg Holding System: The first egg holder in the world that can vertically hold any type of egg: from goose to quail ones. Each cup can hold: 1 hen egg (or larger size species) or 4 small eggs, up to a total of 32 quail eggs. An innovative system in egg logistics that contains the most number of eggs in a limited space, thus drastically reducing energy consumption.

External Filling of Water Trough with Dust Plugs: it is filled up through two fillers on the outside of the incubator, which drastically cuts down humidity loss that would otherwise be wasted by opening the machine. The outside fillers are closed with special “Dust Stop” plugs, which are made of ABS polymer with BIOMASTER antibacterial silver ion additive, to prevent the water from being contaminated by germs and dust, thereby keeping the area around the egg cleaner and more hygienic.

Insulated Ventilation System: internal ventilation is supplied by an axial fan that sucks air from the centre and carries it onto the side walls. Moreover, this air movement, together with a refined aerodynamic design, besides guaranteeing a better temperature and humidity uniformity inside the incubator, generates a warm air barrier that ensures effective heat insulation.

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS INCUBATOR STRUCTURE IN HEAT-RESISTANT ABS WITH BIOMASTER ANTIBACTERIAL ADDITIVE: with the precise aim of reducing heat loss during incubation and hatching, LUMIA 8 is made of a specific HEAT-RESISTANT ABS polymer with high mechanical resistance, which gives the machine a tough and robust design.

A specific BIOMASTER antibacterial silver ion additive is added to the material to prevent the harmful growth of bacteria on the machine surfaces during operation, with consequential bacterial infections to the embryo, which is one of the main causes of death when hatching chicks. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CONTROL: a sophisticated electronic temperature control device in the incubator allows the user to keep the microclimate inside constant, with an accuracy of 0.1°C.

The electronic system keeps the set temperature uniform despite the external environmental temperature, thus ensuring embryonic growth without decompensation and with higher hatching results!

The system works on the principle of feedback: the temperature taken by the NTC sensor is digitally processed by an advanced Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) algorithm, which eliminates the oscillations that are typical of the simplest adjustments, thus offering quick response and good temperature stability, equal to control solutions used on much more sophisticated equipment.

EGG TURNING SYSTEM: LUMIA 8 automatically turns the incubated eggs for the entire incubation period. The microprocessor inside is programmed to regularly change the inclination degree of the eggs, always varying it differently, exactly as it happens inside a nest.

STATIC HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM: the humidity needed for embryonic growth is generated by static effect. There are special grooves on the bottom of the incubator, which are designed to generate the proper level of humidity during the entire incubation period.

MAXIMUM VISIBILITY INSIDE: the incubator lid, also in heat-resistant ABS, is entirely transparent to ensure full and constant internal visibility, without ever having to open the incubator during incubation or hatching.

NON-STOP POWER SUPPLY: the LUMIA 8, powered at 12 V, is supplied with an extra cable that can be connected to a vehicle cigarette lighter. If there is a power cut in the house, this device can be connected to any 12 V socket, such as that in a vehicle, to prevent the incubation process from being interrupted.

LIMITED ENERGY CONSUMPTION: The limited requirements of the device are an effective response to the growing demand for energy saving and environmental protection.

Flock Master
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

What a great prize!
My son after several years perfected the Rhode Island red and silver Brahma Lines.
He headed of to college three years ago and sold his stock, I managed to keep a few of my favourites 5 in fact! I would love to start again and breed top quality stock.

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

great prize for someone . it all started here by buying pheasant poults back in 2012 following that i decided i could rear and hatch my own useing bantam hens from there ive loads of cross breed bantams excellent hatchers ive got ducks pheasants and all going well getting few turkey poults and might chance get few partridge for this year .

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

That is a great prize!

I have kept poultry for 8 years but show poultry for the last 5 years.
I keep many breeds but the first I started breeding are my Barbu Danvers and then I
Gradually got into more breeds like coronation Sussex and pekin bantams.
I keep poultry mainly as a hobby for showing and breeding.
I also enjoy meeting other fanciers at shows and talking about poultry!
I also enjoy the task of to improving the breed and getting them closer to the standard ,it is also very rewarding when you get your own bird placed at shows.

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Brilliant prize

My grandfather gave me the bug as he ran a regional game farm so for the past 43 years nearly I've been involved in poultry and game from raising 55,000 Pheasants and 2000 ducks to a few hens that I breed now I still enjoy the hobby and the excitement is still there when hatching !

dave w
Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Great looking prize!

I got into poultry about 10 years ago, when my son bought two bantems with his pocket money from the mart once. Slowly we got more and more, mainly hybrid layers, we had Fenton Blues which were lovely, and a pair of Jersey Giants, and a quartet of Light Sussex. From there we got a duck or two, and now have 13 all cross bred but great layers, although 5 are drakes... we have had ex battery hens from littlehill to do our bit, and it’s lovely to see them out and about... this year we are planning more purebreds, and have Golden Brahmas, White Wyandottes, and far..... it plan to bred so,e nice chickens to show...

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Fantastic prize

I got my first 6 hens 7 years and when one of them went broody I got a few eggs for her and when the chicks hatched I was hooked to the hobby and never looked back since. I have had lots of ups and downs with the poultry but every mistake is something new learned. I have tried out a lot of breeds over the past few years such as marans,leghorns,sussex,araucanas and a few more. But the breed I keep coming back to is the good old rhode island red. So within the next few years I am going to try perfect them and shur we'll see how it goes.

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Great prize!
For as long as I remember we had a few hens running around! In about 2005-06 we went showing and in 2010-11 I took over the stock! I keep alot of bantams mostly true bantams. Rosecombs are my personal favorite breed! I keep poultry as it is my passion and I love it

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Fun idea!

The family has always had chickens, but I took over about two years ago. I quickly became obsessed and collected a large variety of breeds in a very short time until I had my dream vision of first creating a great blue egg laying mongrel by crossing Araucanas with Cream Legbars which then turned into the desire of creating olive eggers by crossing them with Marans... I’d love to one day create a breed that could be recognized nationally as there aren’t any uniquely Irish breeds and I think we deserve one and it should totally lay green eggs

Saturday, February 24th, 2018


Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Hi, I have been involved in poultry since 2000, I originally bought 3 hens, 2 hybrid and 1 blackrock, just for fresh eggs.
As I was New to poultry, I went online to find out what I needed to ensure the hens would be safe and healthy in their new home. I found the Irish Fowl site and after putting out a plea for help and advise, many other poultry keepers gave me invaluable advise, many are still here giving their advise and opinions to whoever seeks it.
I was then introduced to pekin hens, those ball of feathers that seem to glide effortlessly across the earth, they are the most friendly poultry of all, they seem to want to give you their attention at all times.
Many a time I have Sat down on a chair only to have a quad of Peking to appear from nowhere to sit down on me and fall a sleep. They have to be the ultimate tool for unwinding or destressing after a day at work or just feeling overwhelmed by the days activities.
I now breed Blue and Black Pekins,at one time I had 70 Peking, however due to back problems I now have only 12, but I plan to increase that number to at least 24 this year as I strive to improve my stock.

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

I started with 2 crossbred hens 10 years ago.the numbers have been building up since with around 30 hens of different breeds,geese,muscovy ducks & a few call hoping to start showing the geese this year,having done well with them at the young bird show last year which was the first time i was at a show.
I enjoy keeping them as a hobby & have met some very nice people through poultry keeping over the last few years.another good thing about keeping them is that there's always a good supply of eggs.

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

This would be a really fantastic and useful prize to win.
I have been keeping and breeding poultry now for over 20 years and funding it a really rewarding and enjoyable hobby.The whole family can get involved and I would always have a few birds on the go.I keep and breed silkies, cream legbars and a long standing favourite of mine Polish bantams.

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

I have always had a fancy for hens and promised myself id get a few when the time came.We moved from the city out to the country some 12 year now . I got several books on poultry and as smitten by the beauty and convenience of the bantam breeds. I acquired some dutch and rosecombe but am now committed to the latter.I have no plans to progress to any other breeds as my small flock of a dozen or so fits the bill
and gives me great pleasure.I also keep an aviary with fishers lovebirds, parakeets and lorikeets.

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

My father was a collector of birds, as children our job was to mind the chickens, somehow the chore didn't put me off. I still have a RIR cockeral from my fathers line.
Our poultry free range on a few acres that gets quite wet in Winter, so for that reason we keep the sturdier large fowl such as RIR, Maran, Sussex and recently Australorps. There are also a few Khaki Campbell's in the garden who are on slug patrol.
The reason we keep poultry aside from the eggs, is because they are very entertaining and life would be dull without them!

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Keep them coming in. We will pick a winner at the end of the month. The incubator will then be sent out by courier within 24 hours ready to use.

Flock Master
Saturday, March 10th, 2018

2 weeks to go before we pick the winner. Please dont send us private messages just post on here.

Flock Master
Saturday, March 17th, 2018

A couple of years after I got married my father got me a some bantams and I have had fowl ever since,my youngest son had a big interest in them for a few years , I keep chocolate barred Wyandotte bantams , barnvelder l/f ,Dutch bantams and polish bantams.I am due to retire from work next year and I am looking forward to keeping them as a past time and going to the shows and sales.

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Being a teenager, the last thing you want is change. We all least it was for me. From living on the farm to a house off the farm, loosing my aunty to cancer and starting a new school I was not happy. On a family trip in Cork, my dad was reading a magazine my uncle had given him. It was all about poultry. I sat for the week reading the magazine from cover to cover. Fascinated by the new world I had discovered. I chanced my arm and asked could we get some and within a week of being home, we had converted a dog kennel into a coop with nesting boxes and fenced off a small run. All with the help of Dad. First we started off with a white leghorn rooster and three leghorn hens. Then a family member gave us a broody hen. This is where the real addiction started! Dad put duck eggs under the broody. Everyday after school straight over to the nut shed to check the broody and make sure she was fed. Within a few weeks we had chickens and ducks! What started with a magazine escalate into needing a bigger chicken run and my favourite passion. The first weekend I got my full licence I told Mam I was going to the shop for milk, when actually I drove from Dublin to Carrick on Shannon to buy a rooster and hatching eggs. I have to say, if it was not for the chickens my mental health would not be where it is today. They are my escape when things start to build up. I am known as the crazy chicken lady from Dublin in Macra. Lol

Monday, March 19th, 2018

How long you have kept poultry.

We have kept poultry since 2015 but my granny always had hens years ago so had lots of poultry fun in the 80's too!

The Breeds you keep.
We keep Rhode Island Reds, Light Sussex, Marans, LaBresse, Brown Leghorns plus a pick and mix of hybrids and crosses, all lay fantastic eggs and the PBs give us lots of chicks!

We also keep indian runner ducks and bronze turkeys

Why you keep Poultry.
Love having beautiful free range eggs and love seeing babies around the farm!

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

My daughter and I began keeping chickens from September of last year.
We have rhode island reds, amber star, bluebells, mottled pekin bantams, appenzellers, marans and a chinese bantam mixed with a shamo as our rooster, a handsome guy named Rita :D
We do it because we enjoy it immensely and they are one of the most rewarding pets to keep. They all have a name and personality.

Monday, March 26th, 2018

We will pick the winner on Friday and announce on this posting.

Flock Master
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The winner of the Lumia 8 Borotto Incubator is RJ2010.

please can you contact us with your details so we can arrange to send this out on Monday to you.

Congratulations and i hope you hatch plenty of eggs.

Incubator sponsored by Irelands Incubator Store.

Flock Master
Saturday, April 7th, 2018

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