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Discussion in 'Quail' started by thekid, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. jackson41

    jackson41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had my first hatch with a Brinsea Octagon 20 manual. Out of 30 shipped eggs 12 hatched all but 2 of the rest were not fertile and never developed. I am very pleased with with my bator. I have more eggs coming soon from a different source and will see how they do.[​IMG]
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Never Been A Big Fan Of Light Bulb Heat For Incubator's Heat Source... Too Frail And Problematic As Well As Expensive To Replace And Run
     
  4. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a newer version of that and it always works for me but I haven't had good hatch rates for some reason. Our last hatch on;y two came out and then the rest died but the thing is that when we cracked them oppen you could tell that they were ready to hatch but died for no reason? [​IMG]
    As for the lightbulb not working, no it really does work and you can adjust the temperture so I like this incubator. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    I had that incubator. It worked well for a while. The clip that holds the light bulb in place is plastic, so it melted to the point that the bulb would flop around. Once that started happening (after about the third time using it), the bulb would burn out often, making it unreliable.
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE EVER HAD WITH A BRINSEA OCTAGON MODEL IS THE FAN... AFTER 20 YRS OR SO THEY WEAR OUT (WHO'D HAVE EVER GUESSED? [​IMG] ) ANYWAYS ITS A 3 MINUTE FIX WITH LITTLE OR NO MODIFICATION BY DISASSEMBLING AND REMOVING THE OLD MAGNETIC INDUCTION MOTORIZED FAN AND SPACERS AND INSERTING THE STANDARD COMPUTER FAN IN THE PLACE WHERE THE OLD FAN AND SPACER WERE... BOLT HOLES LINE UP AND EVERYTHING [​IMG]
     

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