Incubator Arrived

Discussion in 'Quail' started by troseblad, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. troseblad

    troseblad Out Of The Brooder

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    My Brinsea Eco 20 came in today. I have been setting aside eggs since Thursday and now have 44. Should hit 60 tomorrow. Can't wait to set them.

    Should I start tomorrow or wait a day of two?
     
  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should start your incubator today and get use to it

    make sure all works fine before you set your eggs

    better be safe than sorry
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
  3. troseblad

    troseblad Out Of The Brooder

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    Will do, but when should I put the eggs in it?
     
  4. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    put the eggs in when it reaches the right temp. and humidity
     
  5. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plug in your bator, add water to one well in and get it up to temp. Most likely you will have to pinch the air vent down to get anywhere near 45% - 50% humidity. May not get it up with just one well full. This is a trait of the newer models. I have to fill both wells in mine and pinch the vent all the way closed before I can get 48% humidity. Just be sure your pre-set temp is right BEFORE you set eggs. You dont want to monkey around with it and chase the temp back and forth with eggs set.... Your gonna love this bator!! Good luck . Bill
     
  6. troseblad

    troseblad Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Bill
     
  7. pheasantfreak

    pheasantfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would wait a little longer to put the eggs in it let it sit a couple days to make sure it hold temp alright
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    There's No Getting Used To A Brinsea Octagon, And No Make Sure It Holds Steady Either.... These Things Are The Ron Popiel's "set It And Forget It" Of Cadillac Table Top Incubators. These Arent Coolerbator Junk... They Are Professional Grade Hatching Machines [​IMG] It's Preset And Ready To Go! Add Water And Eggs, Plug It In And Go Mark Your Calendar.
     
  9. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a cautionary note. When I got my Octagon 20 when I ran it first the temp was set at about 104. I had to turn it down some to get below 100.
     
  10. troseblad

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    I plugged it in yesterday and it is holding at slightly above 99. Eggs will go in tonight.
     

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