Incubator help please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wyochick10, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. wyochick10

    wyochick10 Chirping

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    Hi
    I need some help. It’s my first time incubating eggs. I got shipped eggs from MPC ( a mixed batch). I have a Farm Innovations Pro Series 4250. I tried it out before the eggs came. It all looked good. Temp and humidity stable. Eggs came and I let them sit for a day. As soon as I put them in the incubator my incubator will not regulate! I do have a separate hygrometer/temp on top of the eggs It goes from 97-103. Every time I think it’s stable. It either goes low or high! Arghh. My local TSC has a
    Harris Farms Nuture Right 360. Should I just go get that one and transfer my eggs over? Thank you for any input. I’m driving myself crazy on the internet!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    If you can swing the money for the Nurture Right, it's a great incubator and I would definitely do it. Styrofoam ones can have a lot of trouble holding a constant temperature. If incubating is something you think you might be doing frequently, a good incubator like the Nurture Right is a solid investment.
     
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    Thank you for the reply! I am a little worried about how the eggs go in the Nuture Right. I think they lay on their sides and are rolled around as opposed to sitting upright in their current egg turner. Does that matter with them being shipped eggs?
     
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    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Have you candled and checked the air cells? If the air cells aren't detached, it should be fine :) I recently set some shipped Call and turkey eggs in mine, and every single one is developing.
     
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    I tried to candle a few of them and the air cells didn’t look great but I don’t really know what I am looking at. I did watch a ton of YouTube videos to try and learn about detached air cells but I am just sorta figuring they are detached :( so I’m trying to be extra careful with them. However, if I don’t get this temp regulated not sure the air cells will matter. Thanks again for your help!
     
  6. 007Sean

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    I had a problem with the eggs developing correctly in the Nuture Rite bator. I'm hatching pheasant eggs, so the eggs tray wasn't made for pheasant eggs. It would 'turn' the eggs to far...they would roll 360° at each turn interval, didn't notice this until I candled them at day 14, that's when I noticed malpostioning of the embryos and air cells.
    Standard chicken eggs or larger eggs seem to do ok...others incubating bantam eggs have reported the same issues.

    I also have the Farms Innovator Pro 4250. Mine holds temps and humidity better than any of the other foam bators, that I have, GQF, LG. I don't trust the incubators built,-in temp and humidity probes on any incubator I have, I relie on my calibrated independent thermometers and hygrometers.
     
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    Thank you for the reply. I do have several bantam eggs in the mix. I will keep that in mind.
     
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    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Can you candle and post a picture? Detached are really obvious - they float around the egg freely.
     
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    wyochick10 Chirping

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    Ok my daughter and I tried. But these did not turn out very well! I have 18 in there now. 13 from MPC and I put 5 of my own in. I just grabbed 2 of the shipped ones. I’m not even sure you can see anything. We were nervous taking them out of the incubator! It’s day 3.
     
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