After months of reading about raising and hatching quail and building a 3ft x 11ft 2-tiered home for them, I am sad to report that my incubator died 9 days into my first batch of quail. I was using Incubator Warehouse's Incuview. Everything had been working well. Temperature and humidity remained stable. I started with 49 quail eggs and 8 were infertile. The rest were candled last night and showed great development.
I went to check the humidity and the incubator was running, then suddenly shut off. I checked the plug and tried a different outlet, unplugged it from the motor and adapter and plugged it back in. It was dead. I realized all my hard work was going to result in 41 dead birds in their eggs. Family were planning on coming over to watch the hatch on 10-25. I ran through some options. Was there a replacement adapter I could go buy? I googled the product number but nothing came up. I then decided to put the eggs under the brooder lamp and head to the store to buy another incubator. I positioned the heat lamp as best as I could. Some eggs were reading 95 and others 110, but it was the best I could do.
The first store was IFA Country Stores, it was the closest. They didn't have an automatic turner. Onto the next store, which had a Farm Innovator's 4200. Brought it back home and set it up. This thing is huge and ugly. I poured some water in it and it leaked. I guess it isn't like the Incuview and water can only be poured in the middle. I'm going to sell it as soon as I reach day 18. I expect 3-5 to hatch, if that. I put the eggs in the new incubator.
I'll update on 10-25 and let you know how many hatched.
This is a picture of the inside of the adapter with the burned circuitry.