R-com incubator- or temps too stable?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jaybme, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. jaybme

    jaybme Songster

    I have an r-com 3 egg incubator, and have used it many times for chickens and button quail. Every batch seems to have chicks with curled feet, and I wonder if the perfect little incubator isn't too perfect?

    The temp and humidity are totally stable for the whole incubating time. There is tiny variation to either, even at the end. They turn automatically every three hours until the last three days.

    Does anyone have information on this issue? Should I open up the bator for a few minutes a day to simulate a hen going to eat, cooling the eggs a tiny bit?

    Thanks, Jaybme
  2. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    it mite be a good idea all i can say is try it if it works hey then u got a solution
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Have you tested the temps & humidity? I had the r-com 20 and the humidity was off from the factory. So I called brinsea and they helped me reset the machine. I would buy a thermometer/hygrometer and test it first if you haven't already done so. Good Luck with your next hatch.
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    My Brinsea, the same company who distributes RCom, wants to be set at
    38 Celcius. This time I turned it down to 37.8 and had a much better hatch
    with no foot problems. I use a wiggle just to be safe but you can't fit one
    in the 3 egger unit.

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