All this talk about incubators made me curious. There's a GQF 1502 that was used four times for sale - best offer. Seller won't give asking price. What would be a "good" offer as a buyer?
@prizepete I am sorry for your recent hatch. I have Brinsea incubators and they seem to work well for me, ECO 20 and mini Advance. I hope you figure out the issue with yours. It's frustrating when they develop but don't hatch. I had that happen to me twice, and in my case, it was because my temperature was a tad too high and humidity too low. I believe the chicks were shrink-wrapped. It was heart-breaking to see fully developed chicks inside. One of those two times, I was dry-incubating (because reading on BYC, some members say that is how they do it and it works for them). However, I realized that if you live in Florida or somewhere ambient humidity is 90%+, dry incubation may work; whereas for me, the dry weather in southern California doesn't support that method. Now that I've got the temperature calibrated just right, it is just set and go. I don't even use a hydrometer to check for humidity during incubation anymore. I just keep one of the water wells in my ECO 20 filled until day 18, and fill both on day 19. We all live in different climate zones, and I think we have to use the method that suits our weather conditions. I wish you better luck with your future hatches.
And yes, my recent AC eggs from CJ hatched on day 20.