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Do I put the eggs in after the bator is heated or before so they can heat slowly? Conflicting instr

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wjmccoy, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. wjmccoy

    wjmccoy Out Of The Brooder

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    My new Brinsea Ocatagon 20 Advance says to heat the incubator up before inserting the eggs, but everywhere else the manuals and information I see says that they should heat slowly. So I'm thinking I want to put them in and then turn it on so that they gradually heat up. Any input/advise? The eggs arrive tomorrow via USPS, so my plan is to let them sit in the warming/warmed bator overnight then start turning the next day. Am I thinking right?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh no, you want to have your incubator up and running tonight, so that it can stabilize at the correct temperature and humidity levels.

    Now, when your eggs come, you need to open your package, and just sit them beside your running incubator in an open egg carton, pointy end down, and then after 24 hours, you put them in your already running incubator.

    Very important that you get your incubator stabilized at the proper temp before you insert the eggs.

    Take care and good luck with your incubating!

    Sharon
     
  3. wjmccoy

    wjmccoy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I'll get it going tonight!
     

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