Hatching & Incubating Eggs Using Janoel 12 Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by StarnesCoveFarm, May 2, 2018.

  1. StarnesCoveFarm

    StarnesCoveFarm In the Brooder

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    Hi, I purchased the Janoel 12 Incubator to use to hatch out some of my chicken eggs and my Pekin duck eggs. I tried to read the manual, looks like I need a NASA engineer degree to understand it!!!!! This will be my first time using an incubator and I would hate to lose any chicks or ducks over mistakes I made. I know I can't mix chicken eggs and duck eggs together. If anyone could give me advice on this incubator I would really appreciate it. Someone told me the humidity is the hardest part to master with this incubator. What is lockdown? Like I said, I am new to the incubator process raising chickens/ducks.

    Best regards,
    Heath
     
  2. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    Hi Heath,
    I read that Janoel 12 is also a little hard to control the temp, I almost got one, some people that has them tend to wrap towel around the base of the incubator to control the heat loss. You definitely don’t want to mix the ducks and chicken eggs since they have different incubation & hatching time. Chickens will hatch @20-22 days while ducks @28++ days. Lockdown is when you raise the humidity to 65 to 75% and remove the eggs from turning trays approximately 3 days before hatching day.
     
  3. SavKel&RynKel

    SavKel&RynKel Free Ranging

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    Buy another thermometer and hygrometer. Throw nine eggs in and watch the air sacs grow. After 17-18 days, the chick will be fully grown and rotate to pip internally (start digging its way out) and that's when you remove the black tray and second level. If you need any more help just ask! Just finished our third incubation with a janoel 12.

    Ryn.
     
  4. StarnesCoveFarm

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    Thank you! If I run into any trouble I will send you a message.
     
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  5. StarnesCoveFarm

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    Thanks, I really appreciate the help and advice.
     
  6. BidDaddy

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    I’m new to hatching chicks as well. I was looking for an incubator that is ez to use. I’m pretty happy with this one.
    I assembled it, put 100 ml of water in and have watched the water level to keep it consistent.
    On Day 18, I moved the chicks to the bottom rack and added more water to increase the humidity.
    I’m on Day 20 and 5 of the 7 eggs have pipped in the last day or so.

    Good luck!
     
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