First hatch Brinsea Octagon 20 Advanced I set 31 eggs. LOTS PHOTOS/VIDEOS!! Ill keep this thread upd

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  1. Ariel188

    Ariel188 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on many reviews that Brinsea is among the best, I decided to go for it and get the Brinsea Octagon 20 Advanced. I did not get the additional humidity pump. I figured I can add it later if I need to.

    I set my FIRST hatch ever at 1 p.m. today Saturday March 8th 2014. It got up to the correct temperature less than 30 min. I set 31 eggs total. 18 are shipped Swedish flower hen eggs and 13 are local black / blue / buff laced Brahma eggs. My temperature display reads 99 .3 degrees and my humidity is at 40%. From what I read this is perfectly acceptable. Wish me luck I'm excited and nervous!! I will keep this thread updated for those interested! :)

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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Good Luck with your hatch! SFH's are neat chickens, love the colors. Really like the Brinseas, nice incubators!
     
  3. Ariel188

    Ariel188 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much!! :)
     
  4. topdycke

    topdycke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! You are doing this with thirty eggs! I posted my candling pics on the Secret thread - I am going forward with all 17 at day 7 and will see what day 14 shows. Apparently the LG incubator drifts and people have had ok results with the same temperatures I am noting. My moisture loss weight is showing that it is going fine.
     
  5. Ariel188

    Ariel188 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    31 eggs!! :) We will see on day 7, over half of them where shipped from east coast to west coast so we will see!
     
  6. topdycke

    topdycke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did the eggs look after the long shipping? Did you candle? I was pretty determined not to ship and wanted to get the full experience from egg forward.
     
  7. Ariel188

    Ariel188 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They looked great. I did try to candle but I didn't have my candler yet so I used my cell phone light and maybe it wasn't bright enough. I also have no idea what looks normal or not. I don't think I saw cracks but againI have no experience since this is my first time. He shipped them from GA to me in CA. I got some local eggs also in case the shipped ones don't fair so well. I didn't want to be disappointed if nothing hatches. I am still nervous. I got my Titan candler today from the UK and I looked at the eggs but again I don't know if it looks normal or not normal. I am hoping day 7 I see veins then I will know something is happening until then I will don't see anything.
     
  8. Ariel188

    Ariel188 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm day 4 and I do not see much happening in the eggs. Maybe my vision is not the best to see anything yet. I try to get my hubby to help me take photos tonight.
     
  9. eggorthechicken

    eggorthechicken The Henabler

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    I give mine a week before looking at them so check again on the 7th day for veins. :0). I set some Saturday/Sunday as well. Good luck!
     
  10. Ariel188

    Ariel188 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK day 7 incubation UPDATE: (first incubation ever)
    I started with 31 eggs.

    13 Brahma (LOCAL)
    18 Swedish Flower Hen (SHIPPED from GA)


    I took out 5 total for not developing at all (no veins) and 1 bloodring I think. There were 9 I was not sure on as I did see veins but no movement. Since I am new and this, I left those 9 in the incubator just in case. I DID see movement on 8 Brahma eggs which where the local eggs, and 6 SFH eggs which where the shipped eggs. So 14/31 not really that great. I hope I am wrong about the other 9 that have veins but no movement. Time will tell. :)
    I added 2 more eggs that wouldn't fit when I first set the hatch. 1 Brahma and 1 SFH. I figured why not, they will just go to waste otherwise.
     
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