Does anyone else use a Janoel incubator?

gilchicken

In the Brooder
5 Years
Aug 27, 2014
75
11
48
San Bernardino
How do you adjust the humidity? .
HU = humidity? .if so mine was set at 30%.. I am on day 16th.. should I increase it to 55%?. Help please!
 

Heron's Nest Farm

Songster
8 Years
Dec 11, 2011
579
47
171
Oregon
I have one. I am staring a thread today that will chart my first time hatching in it. I have teh 48 egg one. Been fooling with it for 2 weeks and feel confident on temp and humidity finally!

To lower humidity make sure to only fill ONE channel on the bottom with a little water or humidity goes way too high for first 18 days! Sounds like you are low. Let me know what the configuration on the bottom of your incubator looks like. Not sure which model you got.
 
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Heron's Nest Farm

Songster
8 Years
Dec 11, 2011
579
47
171
Oregon
Wanted to say I got my incubator from wholesale2worldwide on ebay. The directions were EXCELLENT. written in first person with great inglish. Everything explained with a wonderful trouble shooting chart.

I had a question and they got back to me immediately. So Far I am very happy with it, but still in my first incubation.
 

Robbo

Songster
6 Years
Mar 20, 2013
328
27
121
Idaho
I have a mini JN10 incubator (the one this first post was written about in 2012) and it works great. I don't believe it to be cheaply made. I paid $50 for it and it holds 10 chicken eggs wonderfully. I am just finishing my first hatch and it has been amazing. All are in lock down, growing great. I think the only thing is the price was kinda high. But I suppose if it is good then maybe not. I think in general incubator prices are awful though.

On the other hand I know some reviews read the fan is awful and use it like a still air. Not mine at all. No issues with the fan. It is strong and well working. Only issues I had is I had to adjust it to where it reads the temp is set at 103.4 and it really is only 100.0 in there.
 

cantknow

Hatching
Feb 19, 2015
1
0
6
dont even understand how to clean it for the first time!I know how to wash it it but have NO clue about suffumigating IT! let alone getting temp and humidity right Cananyone Help
 

djh1982

In the Brooder
Mar 7, 2015
40
0
22
Easley S.C.
dont even understand how to clean it for the first time!I know how to wash it it but have NO clue about suffumigating IT! let alone getting temp and humidity right Cananyone Help
When I cleaned my 48 egg incubator I used a dilution of water/bleach and let it dry completely. I tried hatching 12 BO eggs. All firtle. I made the mistake of going by what the digital read out says and had a 0 hatch. I won't do that again..
 

Amy9977

Hatching
Mar 11, 2015
3
1
7
My first time using the Janoel 12 incubator - a bit iffy at first but I think I've sorted it out and now I'm 2 days into incubating eggs. I've learnt quite a bit about it, and figured I'd share my experience.



So there it is, and you can see the tiny tube that I've fed down to the bottom that I use to inject water without opening it all up. I have it set to 37.8 degrees celcius, for my coturnix quail, but during my test run I realized the thermostat on the incubator was totally wrong.

This is my thermometer/hydrometer for the inside, which I have on the egg level. I would REALLY recommend getting one of these, costs barely anything from ebay. I knew it was cheap, but I checked it with the clock in my kitchen and it had the humidity and temperature exactly the same (to 0.1) so I decided to trust it.
The key to using this incubator is adjusting the temperature display on the top - which is not properly explained in the poorly translated instruction manual. If you just use it and go by the temperature displayed you'll probably end up cooking all your eggs.
You need to hold the 'set' button for 3 seconds to get the menu, then press the + button until you get to CA which is temperature correction. The value mine came set on was -1.3, and it can be a positive or minus number I think it depends on the ambient temperature of the room.
You need to run the bator for a couple of hours, then check the temp at egg level and compare it with the temp that the incubator is displaying (which is where the second thermometer is essential). Then you should change the CA value accordingly - I have mine on -1.6 now and have had to change it when it got really cold (not sure why). You should end up the temperature display on the top reading the same as the one at egg level, and then you're good to go


Sorry about the poor photo quality. Don't worry if the temperature fluctuates a bit because I find the temperature display reacts quick to changes whilst the internal temperature takes longer to adjust. Also don't set the temperature correction to 0 and panic when it displays something like 40, it's not that hot inside, it's just how they've calibrated the display to the thermostat.

It's a shame the incubator doesn't have humidity control - I've checked and the Janoel 12 definitely doesn't. The HU and HD settings aren't anything to do with humidity, they're set by the factory, so just ignore them. I find it's fine just injecting a bit of water into the bottom twice a day which brings it up to about 50%, and sponges will hopefully be fine after lockdown.

I'm hoping I can get the best out of this cheap incubator, and I hope this is helpful for anyone else who's as confused as I was
 

n3kms

Songster
9 Years
Jun 28, 2010
612
112
178
Middle Tennessee
My first time using the Janoel 12 incubator - a bit iffy at first but I think I've sorted it out and now I'm 2 days into incubating eggs. I've learnt quite a bit about it, and figured I'd share my experience. :) So there it is, and you can see the tiny tube that I've fed down to the bottom that I use to inject water without opening it all up. I have it set to 37.8 degrees celcius, for my coturnix quail, but during my test run I realized the thermostat on the incubator was totally wrong. This is my thermometer/hydrometer for the inside, which I have on the egg level. I would REALLY recommend getting one of these, costs barely anything from ebay. I knew it was cheap, but I checked it with the clock in my kitchen and it had the humidity and temperature exactly the same (to 0.1) so I decided to trust it. The key to using this incubator is adjusting the temperature display on the top - which is not properly explained in the poorly translated instruction manual. If you just use it and go by the temperature displayed you'll probably end up cooking all your eggs. You need to hold the 'set' button for 3 seconds to get the menu, then press the + button until you get to CA which is temperature correction. The value mine came set on was -1.3, and it can be a positive or minus number I think it depends on the ambient temperature of the room. You need to run the bator for a couple of hours, then check the temp at egg level and compare it with the temp that the incubator is displaying (which is where the second thermometer is essential). Then you should change the CA value accordingly - I have mine on -1.6 now and have had to change it when it got really cold (not sure why). You should end up the temperature display on the top reading the same as the one at egg level, and then you're good to go :D [COLOR=B42000] [/COLOR] Sorry about the poor photo quality. Don't worry if the temperature fluctuates a bit because I find the temperature display reacts quick to changes whilst the internal temperature takes longer to adjust. Also don't set the temperature correction to 0 and panic when it displays something like 40, it's not that hot inside, it's just how they've calibrated the display to the thermostat. It's a shame the incubator doesn't have humidity control - I've checked and the Janoel 12 definitely doesn't. The HU and HD settings aren't anything to do with humidity, they're set by the factory, so just ignore them. I find it's fine just injecting a bit of water into the bottom twice a day which brings it up to about 50%, and sponges will hopefully be fine after lockdown. I'm hoping I can get the best out of this cheap incubator, and I hope this is helpful for anyone else who's as confused as I was :p
I hatched 7 out of 9 in one of those. One egg clear and one blood ring. They will be 3 weeks old tomorrow. I never could figure out how to adjust that temp. But I had two thermometers in it that both read about right so I left it the way it came at 38* and they hatched on day 21. I worried a lot over the humidity. It was very cold then and I felt like the house was very dry. When I candled at day 8 and then 14 I thought the air cells were smallish. So I quit adding water till day 19. One pipped the wrong end of shell but hatched just fine anyway.
 

djh1982

In the Brooder
Mar 7, 2015
40
0
22
Easley S.C.
I hatched 7 out of 9 in one of those. One egg clear and one blood ring. They will be 3 weeks old tomorrow. I never could figure out how to adjust that temp. But I had two thermometers in it that both read about right so I left it the way it came at 38* and they hatched on day 21. I worried a lot over the humidity. It was very cold then and I felt like the house was very dry. When I candled at day 8 and then 14 I thought the air cells were smallish. So I quit adding water till day 19. One pipped the wrong end of shell but hatched just fine anyway.
That's what my problem was. I didn't have any thermometers in mine and depended on the built in one completely. I couldn't get the hydrometer to read over 50%. I'm prepared and ready for the next time. I bought 3 thermometers/hydrometers to put in there. I'm going to place them in various areas at egg level. I think that if your going to trust the built in digital system you might as well just throw the eggs away. I had no luck at all.
 

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