Seperate inucbator for lock down ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by zekii, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2010
    New Hampsha
    Anyone here use a seperate incubator for the last 3 - 4 days of a hatch ?
    How does this work out for you ? What is the humidity goal for your lockdown incubator, and is it a still air or forced air
    type ? My next hatches I am planning on moveing the eggs to a seperate incubator for the last 3 days, so I can set multiple
    clutches of eggs at different times.

  2. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2011
    East central Texas
    hey We just started using a second incubator, so we can transfer eggs from the turner to the other bator(hatcher). so far it has worked great for us. we use that rubbery like drawer shelf liner over the wire to aid in cleaning up no mess. so if it needs to be changed real quick it is easy . Also letting us have staggered hatches. In the turner we keep our eggs in order and dated with the date to come out of the bator on top. We have just a little styrofoam forced air baor and it works great for us. we keep the lock down bator at 65-69 % and it has worked alot better for us.
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2010
    Southern Oklahoma
    Yeah I use one, In Lock Down, the humidity is 70%. I incubate at 30%. I incubate in the Fridge incubator, and hatch in the cooler incubator. Here is the Fridge incubator. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Here is the Cooler Incubator/Hatcher. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2010
    New Hampsha
    Ok ... good to know I am on track .. [​IMG] I'll be using a Brinsea as a primary incubator, and using my Hovabator
    for final hatch.

    Thanks !!!

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