Egg Cooling during incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by enggass, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone shed some light based on experience of allowing cooling intervals for their eggs during incubation? I have a new Brinsea Ovation on its way for this coming spring, and it supports this feature. Thanks
     
  2. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a brinsea mini advance and I allow a 60 minute cooling period during the incubation until the last two days. Really, I have not seen any changes in hatch rate, but I know that it is what usually happens when my chickens incubate their own eggs.
     
  3. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    60 minutes daily I assume. Do you do it at the same time daily?
     
  4. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I set it automatically it happens the same time and for the same length of time each day. Sometimes I do it manually and allow it to cool from day 8 to lockdown anywhere from half an hour to two hours a day.
    Once I went out and forgot it was off and it remained off for over 6 hours with no problem. When I use my own eggs I have close to a hundred per cent hatch rate.
     
  5. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The cooling does not begin until 24 hours of incubation. On brinsea incubators, the cooling is automatic and lasts as long as you set it. For chickens and turkeys, I set the cooling for 60 minutes a day, and for ducks, I set it for 120 minutes each day. However, if there is a power outage, the cooling resets and will not begin until after another 24 hours.
     
  6. sueiris

    sueiris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a link for research - found this on the Brinsea webpage: http://www.epsaegypt.com/pdf/2011_june/15- 1271.pdf
     

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