I'm not liking my Brinsea :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sunflowerparrot, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. sunflowerparrot

    sunflowerparrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For 24 hours, my temperature maintained at about 99ish... woke up to it at 80!! I had to turn the red knob over 10 times to get it back up to 99... I put another thermometer in this morning and it is reading 100 and the Brinsea thermometer is reading 90! What's up with this? I just got this the other day - is my Brinsea's heater not working??? What's going on... No matter what I do, the temp isn't staying consistent according to the Brinsea's thermometer.

    I've lost all my eggs - haven't I? (This was my first time incubating... )
     
  2. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry you're having trouble. How old we're the eggs? They could still hatch. Don't give up on them yet :) a candle them in a day or two (unless in lockdown).
     
  3. sunflowerparrot

    sunflowerparrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put them in yesterday afternoon... I had been collecting since 11-3.
     
  4. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay. candle in a few days and see if they're still okay. To be honest, I don't know how many will survive because they were too young to generate their own heat.
     
  5. sunflowerparrot

    sunflowerparrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm considering returning my Brinsea after such a horrible time with the temperature - still having problems and I've been adjusting for 3 hours now - my thermometer and the Brinsea thermometer are 10 degrees difference.... that is a HUGE difference. I am hating this machine.
     

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