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Dueling Incubators

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by erin1764, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. erin1764

    erin1764 New Egg

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    I have three Brinsea incubators running right now. On lockdown day, I move the eggs to styrofoam hatchers to keep the Brinseas clean. The eggs from one of them hatches out on day 21 like clock work. The eggs from the second one (Octagon 40 Eco), start hatching on the evening of day 19, and are usually all hatched by the afternoon of day 20. The eggs from the other incubator in question (Octagon 20 Advance) don't ever hatch until day 23-34. My question is... if everything is in the same room, basically right next to each other, and I'm hatching the same breeds of eggs, from our own flock, in the same brand of incubators...why the discrepancies?
     
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your descriptions makes me suspect that the temperature in the 40 Eco may be running a bit high (early hatch) and the Advance may be running a bit low (late hatch). Have you verified the temperature accuracy in each unit with other thermometers?

    You're clearly a big Brinsea fan. [​IMG] I have an Octagon 20 Advance, too.
     
  3. erin1764

    erin1764 New Egg

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    I have put another thermostat in each one. They both read 99.6. Very odd for sure. [​IMG]
     

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