Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dforster, May 27, 2016.

  1. dforster

    dforster New Egg

    May 27, 2016
    I am using a new incubator in my classroom and it has been working great. It is the briasta octagon 20. I have been trying to use the humidity pump that goes with it but the water is not going through the tube. If anyone uses the pump I could really use some suggestions!
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    If your not about to go into hatching phase then likely you don't even need humidity at this time. Drier incubating has higher success rates. I like to run 30% RH incubating and 70-75% RH for hatching. The key is to be over 70% or late hatching chicks can get stuck to the shells.

    Others will chime in about using the Brinsea auto pump.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I have the Brinsea ocatgon 20 and pump. The trick with it is to make sure ~

    # The lead from the pump is connected to the incubator correctly.

    # You have primed the tubing with water prior to wrapping it around the pump. Just suck the water through the tube and nip it at the end. Wrap around the pump and connect it to the rigid tubing that goes into the incubator.

    # The tubing is going the right way round the pump. If its the wrong way it will be pumping towards the water tank and not the incubator.

    # That you have set the humidity level on the incubator to what you want. Of late I've been incubating at 35% and my pump has not come on much. What have you set it at and what is the incubator reading?

    Hope this helps and good luck :frow
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You've gotten great advice from Yorkshire Coop, so I will just say "Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens." [​IMG]

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