Octagon 20 Advance auto turn with or without humidity pump?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cvstable, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. cvstable

    cvstable Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!

    Was interested in those that have this set up, pros and cons with and without getting the humidity pump? I work 12-14 hr days plus an hour drive each way 3 days a week so I am looking for something accurate and self regulating. Any issues with settings? Looking at getting some new Orps, had no Idea Terry Disney had died, loved my birds I hatched out from him and he hand delivered me some as well. Any suggestions on nice Orp egg suppliers, I would love a mix. Located in North MS. Cross posted
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the 20adv. and love it.

    it gives me great hatch rates. I don't have the humidity pump. I went cheap.

    then I came across dry incubation. where I don't add any water til lockdown as long as my humidity doesn't go below 20.

    so I wouldn't need it anyway now.

    as far as all the bells and whistles it has I only use the temp adjustment. but once it's set it holds rock solid.

    out of mine so far no complaints. set and forget for 18 days.
     
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  3. cvstable

    cvstable Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Do you do anything else besides chicken eggs? I see your turkey, beautiful!
     
  4. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes I hatch turkey eggs. I have 24 turkeys. Bourbon reds, royal palms and narragansetts.

    I also hatch cotournix quail and bobwhites.

    have hatched all of the in my 20 adv. over the last few years
     

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