First Incubator up and running with Eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flashy2003, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Flashy2003

    Flashy2003 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well here it is. Brinsea Mini Advanced with 7 White and BBS Silkie Eggs.I bought an incubator that I'm more than happy with. And will keep my hatching down to the minimum. Since it only holds 7 eggs which is good for me because I become obsessed easily. I am comfortable with the whole process and operation because of the many questions I have asked here and all the generous feed back from every one. So my journey begins

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  2. GAGE

    GAGE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered a Genesis 1588 to go along with my Hovabator 2362N, and I really want one of these little Brinsea's. [​IMG]
     
  3. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Best wishes . I'm not very experienced , but I try to run my humidity at 30 to 35% for the first 18 days , and I see yours at around 55% and am wondering about that .
     
  4. Flashy2003

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    From what I gather you want around 50-60% for the first 18 days.
     
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  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Ummmmm.... those of us who don't do "dry incubation" try to keep the humidity between 40 and 50% for the first 18 days, then bump it up to 65% or so for lockdown. Well, that's what *I* do, anyway.
     
  6. Flashy2003

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    Quote:What is dry Incubation? Never herd of it????
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I incubate/hatch in a Genesis 1588. The best humidity for me is 35-45% for the first 18 days, then bump it to 65% for lockdown.

    It does vary by experience and climate, But I feel the majority will agree that 55% is too high.

    Happy hatching, best of luck. [​IMG]
     
  8. Flashy2003

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    Quote:55% for me is what my incubator is set up for I guess. The directions say to fill up one of the two reservoirs for the first 18 and then both for Lock Down. I filled them both up before the eggs were put in and it was 65%. But it seems to be at 55% with only half of it filled. I dont think I could change it if I wanted to and keep it stable. The reservoir is fairly small.
     
  9. Flashy2003

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    Thanks guys. Now you have me worried. LOL [​IMG]
     
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  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have the MiniAdvance (and a couple MiniAdvance EX units, too) and when there is too much humidity in it, I tip the lid back to let some out. Temperature recovers VERY quickly and some of the humidity escapes. I've done that about twice a day until the humidity is within range. I learned the reservoir did not need to have the one half FILLED, just have some water in it.

    Hope that helps!
     

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