Incubators Anonymous

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Auroradream26, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. sasafras4u2

    sasafras4u2 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    NO I didn't open it. But it is the basement and the temp in there is 66 degrees even with the heater vents open all the way. And it's cold outside today and rainy. I forgot to look at the room temp when I was down there. So hopefully all is well when I candle I usually just remove one at a time look and replace to prevent cooling but after reading the brinsea article and hearing you guys respond I am much more at ease.
     
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  2. sasafras4u2

    sasafras4u2 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I forgot to say what kind of incubators they are. One is a FI 4200 pro series from TSC. The other is an invcaview from incubator warehouse.I have extra thermo/hygrometer in each unit. Probably overkill but I am their momma now. Only 5 eggs in each one trying to see if one is better than the other.
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  3. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I know that many use the STC-1000 but because it is only good for 1°C it causes about a 2° temperature swing. I got one of these for my unfinished project because it controls to +/- 0.1°F.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/271478768535?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    I have one batch of turkey eggs in the incubator and am starting to let hens go broody in order to decrease the eggs being laid.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    From what I've learned the temp INSIDE the egg changes MUCH slower than the ambient temp. So, even though the temp in the incubator had slowly dropped, the temp INSIDE the eggs most likely dropped even slower. Good luck!!
     
  5. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    They will be fine. That wasn't a very long power outage so I wouldn't even worry about it at all. I woke up one morning a month or so ago and my entire cabinet was down to 65°. It took over an hour to hear back up meaning that the eggs were cold on the inside too. I still had a half decent hatch from them but I was a nervous wreck the entire time, waiting.

    So, we just replaced our hot water tank in the house. I told hubby to save the heating element and thermostat from the old one since there was nothing wrong with those parts. Can I use them to make a homemade bator? I'm thinking about a bigger hatcher lol
     
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  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    ADDICT!!! You will never get your 30 day chip this way...
     
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  7. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    You're one to talk! Lol
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    What do you mean? I have my addiction under control, You don't hear me talking about getting a new incubator or stealing used water heater parts to make one..
    I am happy the way things are. I am even cutting back on incubating.
     
  9. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    Just because you have some empty slots in your bator doesn't mean you're cutting back! That second incubator didn't magically appear either lol
     
  10. duluthralphie

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    That depends on who you ask in our house whether it magically appeared or not...
     
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