I "hacked" my Brinsea Mini Eco ... I hatched 20+ eggs instead of 9.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bahamabanty, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (disclaimer: First of all I do realize the Brinsea was not intended for this use, do this at your own risk)

    This is the mini eco I have, I did not use the yellow bottom piece this time.
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    Instead I used an cardbox box approx. 18"x18" x 6" high. The box was holding computer equipment at my office, I used some foam insulation from an old refridgerator box. I cut a circle sized hole, the size of the brinsea top and I used egg cartons with holes cut on the bottom inside. Eggs were positioned 'pointy end down', I switched the box to different angle 3 times a day, no individual turning. On day 18 I took the egg trays out and rested all eggs on their sides.I added a tupperware bowl with a wet sponge for humidity, but our local humidity is high anyway.
    I tested the bator before setting the eggs and it held the temperature perfectly! I hatched 15 out of 20+ eggs.
    The eggs that didnt hatch were mostly unfertile. 1 chick never fully developed. I will be doing this again.

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    Last edited: Aug 3, 2016
  2. RidgeviewChick

    RidgeviewChick Just Hatched

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    That's really cool. I love to see how people made things work for them.
     
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  3. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I am on an island so I have to work with what I got lol!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Great idea and I know, living where I do, that necessity is certainly the mother of invention :)
     
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