Brinsea cabinet incubator question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kennedyscochins, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am considering buying the brinsea cabinet incubator that holds 190 hen eggs. I am wondering how people have a hatch going on inside the same incubator as incubating eggs? How do you have the humidity high enough in the bottom of the incubator to hatch the eggs while keeping the humidity down for the incubating eggs?

    Also, does anyone know of any kind of coupon codes for this incubator? saw a code on here before that was MOAC2010 but the site won't let you use that now.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Liexicof15

    Liexicof15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have the 190. It holds temps awesome. I got the humidity pump with it, which has not worked and am working with Brinsea to get a new one. Customer service is awesome. I have different hatches in there and here's what I do. Without the automatic humidity pump, I pour as much water in it as it will hold. That will give me a humidity of about 55%. It seems to do the trick as I have had no problem with them getting stuck down there. 55% is not high enough to give the other eggs a problem. as it dries out, my humidity has never gone lower than 30%. so after I have a hatch, I let it dry out for a day or so at 30% then bring it back to 40%-ish. Hope that helped!
     
  3. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Doesn't the humidity go way above 55% when they start to hatch? I've heard that will drown the other chicks. I know in my brinsea octagon 20 EX, the humidity would go up to 70% when hatching.
     
  4. Liexicof15

    Liexicof15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might go up a little bit, but that's why I dry it out for a couple days after. All that extra water in the air sac evaporates/gets used before I add more water. It's not exact science, but it's what works for me.
     
  5. littlepeddler

    littlepeddler Chillin' With My Peeps

    The Brinsea company has contacted me about the use of the MOAC discount code
    (MOAC2010) and apparently the last 20 orders using the code were not MOAC
    members. The code has been de-activated.

    So there is going to be a new method to using the code.



    The new code is MOAC*****. Please let all your members know that we will also
    require their membership number to be entered in the special instructions box at
    checkout. We will also check against the membership list on your website.



    Kind regards,

    Pascale Deffieux Pearce

    Brinsea Products Inc.

    Prior MOAC members should contact MOAC for the code.
     
  6. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Quote:Hello Little Peddler,

    Will i understand you are trying to get the word out about the Copon not working, rule #6
    6. No Spam. Spamming is posting the same thing several times. "Bumping" (posting to move a thread up on the forum list) and cross-posting (posting the same thread in several forums) are examples of spam.

    and it is kind of annyoning seeing the same post again and again on different topics.​
     
  7. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

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    i strictly "dry hatch." I learned about the process from a good breeder of high quality birds and have had fantastic results in doing so. but a lot of it has to do with your climate and relative humidity where you live. but it works.
     
  8. littlepeddler

    littlepeddler Chillin' With My Peeps

    BYC has the right to delete any spam (bumping) they feel MOAC is posting on their site. It was not the intention of the post.
    Thank you
     
  9. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I have my ova easy 190 and have had it running for a day now. I CANNOT get the humidity regulated! Even with the pump. I want the humidity around 45% as I have no eggs hatching. If I don't put water in the pan, the humidity drops to high 20's to 30's. If I put water in the pan, it goes up in the 60's. What am I doing wrong? When it gets in the 60's, I have to open the vents and then it drops right back down to the 30's. I am just getting so frustrated with this because my octagon 20 EX is literally set it and forget it! It works perfectly!

    Any advice?
     
  10. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kennedyscochins: I recently e-mailed the Brinsea company and asked if they would discount the larger incubators since they had the smaller ones for 99.00. I was offered a 10% discount....

    Just e-mail and ask them for at least 20% off this time of year.. Never hurts to ask!

    edited cause I cant spell!
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010

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