Incubating eggs for the first time

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yoker, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a Brower modal THI10 incubater?
    What was your experience with it?
    It dosn't seem to get back up to temp.
    I just put in 13 eggs-7 speckled sussex eggs any tips you can give?
    I hope they hatch.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It will take a couple hours for your temps to come back up. The eggs have to warm up and come to temp before the bator temps will level out.
     
  3. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks MissPrissy
    I had them in for a day and the temp. still wasn't up but I put a pad on top and that helped.
     
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I believe I've read somewhere that wrapping the brower in a layer of bubble wrap will help get the temps steady...

    I could be making that up though...

    OK, I'm not crazy - looks like wrapping something around the bator as a blanket is the way to go.

    Someone even has homemade custom fit blankets you can buy:

    http://www.ovabid.com/detail.asp?id=6799
     
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  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Your air vents are on top-don't cover them or your chicks will sufficate!

    Keep the bator in a draft free/sunshine place.
    You can wrap the sides in bubble wrap.
    Maybe you will have to slowly increase the temp. What is the temp reading?

    I have not had this problem with mine. I did have fluctuation problems with it at first until I hung a heavy blanket over the window (that had a shade and curtains closed on it already). So I would recommend double checking the enviroment it's in.
     
  6. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I need to open any vents it is a forced air incubator
    the temp. reading is 96 F.
     
  7. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I use mine with the vents all open. The fan only circulates what air is inside by my understanding of things.

    If you have evaluated your enviroment the incubator is in and you don't think it's that I would very slowly up the temp. But do it when you can check it every few minutes.
     
  8. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The temp was fine before I added the eggs.
    I have to open the Incubator 5 times a day to turn the eggs,
    but I will open one any way.
    How do you change the temp. ?
    I know there is a knob under the light bulb butt I cant turn it.
    I looks like It is missing a knob because it is just a bolt.
     
  9. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the Brower TH120 and I'm going crazy trying to keep it steady. But the bolt on the side is the temp "knob". You need a phillips screwdriver to adjust it. Clockwise increases temps, counter decreases. Good luck.

    C
     
  10. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I had problems with mine at first too but, you need to make sure it is in a draft free place and not sunlight hits it!
     

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