Brinsea Mini-more than 7 eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by carolynm, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. carolynm

    carolynm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased a used Brinsea Mini this past fall, unfortunately it didn't come with the small 12 egg tray. If I want to hatch more than 7 eggs do I have to resort to manually turning? Is there anyway to use the 7 egg tray with more than 7 eggs? Anyone come up with a mod that works?

    Thanks

    Carolyn
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    The mini advance dosnt fit more then 7 chicken eggs. Its not built to. The mini eco can fit up to ten eggs and requires hand turning. You could of course stuff as many as you can into the one you have but if you want to have the best hatch rate Its probly not a good idea.
     
  3. stevetone

    stevetone Chicken Advocate

    I have not done this, but you could cut out the entire bottom of the turning ring, leaving the geared outer ring and a little flat surface along the circumference. Next, fabricate a new plastic bottom with more slots for the small eggs to sit in. Then glue the new bottom onto the geared outer ring.

    Or, buy the small egg ring, which in the end would be cheaper, easier and better.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2013
  4. carolynm

    carolynm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have mentioned I'm setting bantam eggs not regular sized eggs!
     
  5. UndergroundQuailRoad

    UndergroundQuailRoad Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought the smaller egg ring, but I use it for quail eggs. I have read it works for pheasant eggs as well, so it should work for bantam eggs too!
     

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