Brower incubator help needed.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fshinggrl, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have eggs to add to it yet, but am trying to get my 'ducks' in a row. There is a little (1/4"?) pie-shaped divider in there on top of the mesh. HOW do you make sure the eggs are fat side up? Do you lay the eggs on their sides with the fat side towards the middle of the 'bator? I can't see how you could 'stack' them so they would be little side straight down.

    I downloaded the instructions and cannot 'see' how it is done. I am borrowing this incubator and the owners said their last hatch was unsuccessful. I do not know how many hatches they have had.

    Thanks!
     
  2. macdoogle

    macdoogle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just lay them on their sides. Once they start hatching they rock and can re-position themselves. Also once some chicks are out it's amazing how much the move. They start climbing all over and knock the unhatched eggs everywhere..
     
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You lay the eggs on their side. Fill each piece of pie, the divider moves and rolls the eggs during incubation. For lock down you disengage the turning mechanism and set your humidity. It does not matter which end points toward the middle. Good luck.
    Nancy
     
  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NancyP is right, just lay them on their sides. The thing that I have makes the biggest difference in hatch rates in my Brower is protecting from breezes, surrounding the incubator with cardboard boxes or one time, a yoga mat.
     
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     

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