Pipping delay in Brinsea Octagon compared to Brinsea Mini

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by norfolkbantams, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. norfolkbantams

    norfolkbantams Hatching

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    Hi,

    This is the first time we have used our new brinsea octagon advance (with turning cradle) to incubate. We have previously used brinsea mini's. For our current hatch, we put the eggs in lockdown on tuesday evening in both the mini and the octagon. At time of writing (thursday evening here), we have had hatches in the mini, but not a single pip in the octagon. Humidity in the octagon was 30% throughout incubation and is now hovering around 70%. We are quite worried as we normally see pips within 24 hours of lockdown.

    Im wondering if this might be due to the position of eggs during incubation, in the octagon they were vertical with the airsac at the top of the egg and in the mini the eggs roll on their sides. Might it just be that the chicks are taking longer to get into position in the octagon now that the eggs are on their sides for lockdown.

    Any thoughts would be gratefully received as we are worried about losing the 30 or so bantams that we have in the octagon. We candled a few days ago and there was movement in the eggs that we looked at, although we didnt check all of them. All were fertile at 7 days.

    Thanks

    Mark
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2012

  2. norfolkbantams

    norfolkbantams Hatching

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    Coincidentally, an Araucana Bantam has just pipped in the Octagon. Hopefully the rest will have a go overnight.
     
  3. dathy

    dathy In the Brooder

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    well just keep a positive attitude and hope for the best, i think
     
  4. norfolkbantams

    norfolkbantams Hatching

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    Always got a positive attitude [​IMG]

    Was just wondering if there might be a scientific reason for the delay.
     

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