Originally Posted by Cynthia12
I like you idea of taking those racks out. Easier to turn I'm sure!
So, you think that keeping the humidity level...ummm...level, is really important even in the early stages? I find that doing it low has worked both ways in hatching. Some good, some not. :/
I have to take the tray out and tip it - i have a box I use. So as long as it's tilted, I can just layer the eggs. It can get crazy trying to candle.
For humidity....I don't think it's all that necessary to keep it level any time except for Lockdown. I adjust it on air cell size. Only the really dark brown eggs I was more careful. My house runs pretty much 25 to 30%. We've been up around 45 since it's been so overcast. In my LG and my Incuview the ambient humidity had more effect. The Brinsea is sealed much tighter and the humidity pump runs occasionally, just to keep it at 30. It the lock down that used to be so hard - humidity would be 85% at bedtime, then 45% the next morning. I'd add water and bump it to 85% again, then when I got home from work it would be 30%. But I found a solution....
What finally helped me in the Incuview and LG was I had an empty fishtank that I kept heated, I took a mason jar and made 2 holes in the cover, floating it in the fishtank. I half filled the jar with water, stuck fishtank tubing connected to an air bubbler to blow air into the warm water in the jar, making it bubble. Then I had another tube collecting that moist air feeding it into the 'bator.
Originally Posted by lpyrbby
This is my IncuView incubator and setup, not Brinsea ;) Although, it was kinda in the price range of a Brinsea lol
I acquired a large animal cage by Living World and am hoping to make it the brooder. I have an electric hen on the way.
Below, you can kinda see how things are pairing up at the moment. Whenever I need to add water, I try to straighten out the eggs. They do tend to roll however the want to in the tray.
I forgot, I also have an Incuview that looks just like this one. I LOVE hatching in this because you can see EVERYTHING. I just prefer the upright turners in the Brinsea and LG. You have a great set up. I especially love the cage I have to keep my chicks in the bathroom since I have a new very curious kitten. I just have a large rubber made bin they hang out in until they get a little bigger.. This latest batch wouldn't come out from under the heat plate, so I threw a towel over half of it, and they have started venturing out. When I pull the towel off, they stay hidden.