Brinsea Ovation 58 Hatchalong

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by HeritageHenNut, May 26, 2018.

  1. HeritageHenNut

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    So this will be my first real hatch in my new Brinsea Ovation incubator. I'll be posting updates on this thread and to share how it performs. I couldn't find a lot of reviews of this incubator when I was deciding on which one to purchase, so here we go.

    Set: 27 Swedish Duck Eggs, 17 Salmon Faverolles eggs & 16 Partridge Silkie eggs for a grand total of 60 eggs.

    Day 7 - Today. So far Duck eggs are 25/27 showing good fertility and 2 that are iffy so they are staying in for the moment. Added Chicken eggs.

    Humidity is holding between 35-40% with the vent full open and only one water well in use. I've set turning to every 90 minutes.

    What I like - Turning is very smooth so there is no jarring of the eggs and the incubator runs nice and quietly so it can stay in the livingroom and not be a disturbance.

    What I don't like - no easy way to quickly lift the lid, you have to remove it completely to add water/candle because of how the lid notches into the turner. But its a minor annoyance.

    So far very pleased with this.
     
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    Candling on Day 12 For duck eggs & day 7 for Chicken.

    25/27 Duck eggs are going strong, removed the 2 clears.

    18/18 Silkie eggs going strong.

    11/14 Faverolles eggs looking good. 1 clear & 2 blood rings. (oldest eggs set)

    Humidity is still holding steady around 35-40%, and very pleased so far with it's performance. Super quiet.
     
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    Gone into lock down today,
    24 Duck eggs & 33 chicken eggs. (Added 6 silkie eggs from a broody that abandoned them). So 51 of the originally set eggs have made it to lock down.
     
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    How did it go? I have a mini ex. But want a ova 58.
     
  5. HeritageHenNut

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    I ended up with 19/24 ducks hatched & 28/33 chicken eggs.
     
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