Do I need the 12-egg tray for Brinsea Mini Advance?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TweetyNPetey, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just ordered 7 Serama eggs for my Brinsea Mini Advance incubator i got for xmas, and I need to know if i need the 12-egg tray. I thought i might need it, because I hear that Serama eggs are small. Can You help me?
     
  2. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would go ahead and order it [​IMG]
    but lets see what others say..
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many grams are they, do you know?

    I have hatched eggs with my regular tray that were 28-30 grams and they were fine. That's pretty small.
     
  4. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok, thank you very much!
     
  5. Hawgon

    Hawgon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the 12-egg tray in mine for Serama eggs and it works great, but to be fair, I did not try to put them in the other tray so I do not know if it would work or not. Best of luck.....fyi-This first batch surprised me so i did not get the turner tray out before out they came but I recommend taking it out and I put down a circle of shelf liner....

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  6. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've tried almost all the tabletop incubators available on the market and this one is by far our fav! Get near 100% hatch rates every time we use it, even on shipped eggs. We also raise Seramas and we always use the 12 egg holder for them.
     
  7. adobechicks

    adobechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you regulate your humidity?? The brinsea instructions say to keep 1 reservoir full until day 18 and than fill the other. But when I did that the humidity was sky high....so I only kept a little water in it and kept the humidity from 25-40% until day 18 and than 75% or higher. and only had 2 hatch and live. The others got to full size with feathers and everything but died just before hatching. The time before that none of them made it and seemed to have drowned !!!! I loaned my incubator to a friend and she did as the Brinsea suggested and hatched 6 out of 7 eggs.... Can you tell me what you do and if it has been successful . Also I live in CO so it is pretty dry.
     
  8. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, you guys! You were very helpful!
     
  9. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Utah, and my humidity is, at best, around 30% inside. I usually have amazing hatch rates with my mini advance. The worst I've ever had was 4/7, and I was hatching pullet eggs with very young cockerels, so fertility rates were pretty awesome. I've only had two chicks make it to lockdown and then not hatch.

    What I do with regards to humidity is this: I fill one side of the reservoir, and then every 3 days or so, when it runs dry, I fill it again. Then, on day 19 (when it stops turning), I fill both of them when I'm taking out the turning tray and putting in the felt. I don't worry about putting more water in because just when the water starts to go lower, the babies are hatching and that raises the humidity sky high.
     
  10. adobechicks

    adobechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you sooooo much. This sounds similar to what my friend did. I am going to give this strategy a try next time and hope for better results. Thank you :)
     

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