Brinsea Oct 20 Eco owners advice...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by enggass, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey fellow Oct 20 Eco owners... Looking for suggestions. I am in the middle of an incubation and currently have 29 eggs in without using the metal dividers so all of the eggs are supporting each other... I know there are some clears that I will be removing. When I do remove them, there will be excess space in the bator - looking for advice on how to keep them from rolling around while turning - I have the auto turner... I'd rather not put the metal dividers in. They are a pain!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The metal dividers really are the only way... or you could stuff newspaper around them, but I would think that would hamper prober air flow.

    Put in the dividers and then use paper between the eggs that have room.
     
  3. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use cut down egg cartons. Just cut off the top and the bottom of each cell to allow air flow. I even leave them in the cartons to hatch,but it gets really crowded in there once they start to hatch. If your setting about 12 eggs it works real well. I have 20 in there right now with with 17 hatched and 3 pips but those last 3 are going to have to work to hatch with every body sleeping on top of them.the next time I set eggs I'm going to cut down on the number of eggs or use a another bator for lockdown..I love how well the brinsea incubates just wish it had a little more room and better vision.


    Good luck with your hatch Dan
     

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