Incubator Leak

Discussion in 'Quail' started by abot87, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. abot87

    abot87 Chirping

    Hi there fellow Quailers.

    I need some advice urgently [​IMG]

    I recently purchased a large incubator (884 quail eggs), a bit extreme for a beginner, but here we are.

    Since this morning there have been fluctuations in humidity. It has dropped from 55% to 37%.
    Upon further investigation I noticed light, moisture and heat escaping at the corners of the viewing glass as well as on the corners of the gasket seal on the door.

    What can I use to seal the leaks without fear of contaminating my eggs that are in the incubator currently?

    Stress levels are running high and fear of losing my eggs even higher [​IMG]

    Your wisdom will not go wasted!
  2. geniash

    geniash Chirping

    Jul 12, 2016
    If you are incubating right now I would use duct tape until the chicks hatch. Once the incubator is empty you can use a silicon sealant around the glass/corners.
  3. eHuman

    eHuman Songster

    Mar 14, 2016
    Geniash beat me to it.
  4. abot87

    abot87 Chirping

    Thank you for the advice.

    I managed to tape up all the leaks i could find. But only once i taped the edges of the view glass did the himidity manage to stay in the 50% ranges.

    I think adding a 2nd mist maker could solve the remainder of the problem.

    Which is that everytime the temp rises the extractor fan kicks in and sucks all the humidity out. It takes a while to recover but does so within an hour.

    This forced air incubator came with a mist maker and not a water heatining element. I think adding the 2nd mister should enable the humidity the recover at twice the rate.

    Im using a gravity assisted water feed from a bucket into the water tray. So far its doing the trick as the nursery doesnt have running water.

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