Brinsea Octagon 40 Thread

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poultryman84, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    I have modified my stance on that a little bit, after losing one in the last batch.I think I'm going to start taking them out when half of them are dry.The humidity comes back up so quickly, that I'm not worried about losing it in just a minute with the top off.I close the air vent until one third open.The owners manual said not to close it anymore than that, and my humidity holds fine
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    [​IMG] A lot also depends how many you have hatching out though. someone doing 6 eggs and they are all pipping/hatching at the same time, I can understand waiting. Someone doing 40+ like my last hatch..nope, I can't see it...lol
     
  3. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    That's what happened to me. I had 22 viable eggs in an Octagon 20, and they were marans, so large chicks. As much as I hate to admit it, the last 2 had trouble hatching because the incubator was so full. I think, from now on, and hatches over 18 viable eggs I will remove at least half of them when they dry. 18 or less and they stay
     
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  4. poultryman84

    poultryman84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a good plan. If I get 15 or so chicks in there I'll open up the incubator and take the dry ones out.
     
  5. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    I've lost track. How many developing eggs are making it into lockdown? I feel like I've been waiting for this hatch as long as you have.
     
  6. poultryman84

    poultryman84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 42 that made it so far. I'm going to candle tonight and lock it down.
     
  7. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow. I'm looking forward to the results. I have 26 WCBP that look like they will make it to lockdown on Sunday
     
  8. poultryman84

    poultryman84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the spunge things they send with the humidity pump for? They sent those and some extra rails.
     
  9. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Are those the cushions for the egg divider rails?
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    They are cushions for the chick so they have something comfortable when they are left in the bators for days on end....lol
     
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