Borotto® Real 49 Plus Egg Incubator
Professional incubator performance in a small machine. This 49 chicken egg capacity incubator automatically monitors and adjusts heat and turns the eggs for you! Remove eggs from the turning cradles to use the unit as a hatcher.
The Borotto® Real 49 Plus Incubator with Humidity Pump (Item #540251 below) draws water from an external source, such as a 2-liter bottle, to maintain proper humidity.
Plastic surfaces feature an antimicrobial additive, preventing harmful bacterial growth during operation to protect your hatch.
Successfully hatch eggs from: Chickens, pheasants, guinea fowl, quail, partridges and ducks. Eggs from some species of goose, turkey and peafowl may also be used. Very large eggs will NOT fit in the turner.
|Approximate Egg Capacities
(with standard egg tray)
|Incubator Size (approx)
|12V DC Car Adapter
- Unit offered by Premier is 110V for USA-style electrical outlets
- Digital temperature display—set from 86°F to 104°F
- Motor turns eggs once every hour
- Durable, heat-resistant antimicrobial plastic housing
- Made in Italy
- Universal egg tray system securely holds all egg types vertically (quail through duck) for better hatch rates
- Monitor the hatching process through two transparent windows
- External water source (when using the humidity pump) prevents temperature and humidity changes during refills
- Insulated ventilation for better air movement and temperature/humidity control
- BIOMASTER® antimicrobial plastic additive prevents harmful growth of bacteria
- Automatic egg turning system turns eggs left to right; each cycle lasts an hour
- If using humidity pump, simply refill an external container with clean water and the machine does the rest!
Always choose eggs suitable for incubation. If possible, choose eggs that have not traveled by mail. Why? Because eggs that are closed inside packaging do not breathe and may have experienced excessive travel stress, vibration, and temperature changes.
Do not incubate eggs dirty with fecal material, as during incubation the temperature and humidity will lead to the establishment of bacterial flora. This can contaminate all the eggs, causing infections to the embryos and resulting in premature death during hatching.
Choose eggs of normal shape. They must not be elongated, spherical, undulated or with any other malformation.
The room’s relative humidity should be between 20%–80% when using the SIRIO Humidity Pump, or between 50%–75% without.
Borotto® incubators are designed for the simple incubation of most poultry eggs. Very large eggs will NOT fit in the turner. Temperature and humidity calibration is performed at the factory and is not user-adjustable. Please read the specifications of the incubator to make sure it will work for your situation.
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Rodney D from Alabama
I purchased this incubator over the phone with no problems. It arrived well packaged and I put it together and started it up before putting in eggs. After two days, the humidity still wasn’t right. A small plastic inlet had a crack and was not allowing the pump to pull water. Another phone call and the part was on the way. Arrived in a couple of days, changed it out and has worked perfectly. After three weeks, we have chicks. Highly recommend Premier 1!
Loretta B from Pennsylvania
This incubator is by far better than any I've had in the past. The temperature stays a steady 99.7°F. I like that I don’t have to take the top off to put water in it, I can do it from the outside. I have 12 Muscovy eggs in it right now. Very happy with it.
Coturnix Corner from Florida
The Real 49 Plus incubator by Borotto has been my go-to incubator for larger hatches up to 196 quail eggs. The incubator has been very reliable and is pretty much set it and forget it until it’s time to go into lockdown. And coupled with the Sirio Humidity Pump I don’t have to worry about running low on water. Very happy with the quality of this machine.
I use the Lumia 16 for smaller hatches up to 32 quail eggs which works perfect for special breeding project where I don’t set as many eggs. The cloverleaf design of the egg rails is perfect for those who incubate quail, chicken or goose eggs.
The Lumia series is a perfect option for those who don’t need a lot of capacity but still want a professional grade incubator.
Jason M from Florida
A very well designed product and is VERY precise at maintaining temperature and humidity. Make sure you install the hatching mat the right way, because it will fit both ways but only the right way will keep your chick out of the water!
A really nice incubator overall and setup was easy and the directions were good. The humidity pump so far has kept our humidity right on the number we have it set on and the temp might vary by .1 or .2 degrees so it is excellent so far at maintaining what you set it at. Very happy with our purchase!
Shondra H from Washington
I bought this incubator with high expectations. 2 weeks after it arrived I started incubating some quail eggs. It was a very easy process and pretty much hands off. All I really had to do was make sure the jar I was using for the pump had plenty of water. Very simple.
Where the problems started was when the eggs started to hatch. I woke up this morning to the first egg hatched and was very excited. That excitement was gone when I found the poor thing stuck between the hatching floor and the side wall drowned. The floor piece that you put into the incubator when it’s time for hatching is too small. There is a huge gap and I imagine even chickens could get caught and can drown. I wouldn’t recommend this incubator until this issue gets fixed by the company. I’m hoping to be able to return this incubator and will be buying a Brinsea. BUYER BEWARE!!!