Egg positions in incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Want Less, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Want Less

    Want Less Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2010
    New Bern, NC
    We will be starting our first eggs in the incubator on Saturday Jan 31. We have a Brinsea Octagon 20 advance and will be trying 12 eggs. My question is what's the best position for the eggs in the incubator since it won't be full?

    1- Put all 12 eggs in the center 2 rows

    2- Stagger the rows (example: row 1 full, row 2 empty, row 3 full, row 4 empty)

    3- Space them out throughout all 4 rows

    Whats been the preferred method?
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    I do not have the brinsea...........

    We just bunch them together and let it go. We do kind of take the KISS approach to incubating. Nothing complex is allowed.

    And we get great hatch rates.

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