Stacking eggs in a brinsea 20 advance?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bauerdog, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. bauerdog

    bauerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am officially addicted. I just wrapped up my first hatch in a brinsea advance 20 with the autoturner. Do people have success stacking eggs in these? I figure that eventually some eggs get pulled for various reasons. So does it make sense to stack some extras to account for some inevitable losses?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I've done it once or twice but it's not like I was doing a bunch of layers. I had maybe 22 or 23 in the tray and another 4 or 5 spread out on top of them. And yes, as I culled out non-developing eggs there was eventually room for them on the floor of the incubator.
     
  3. bauerdog

    bauerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you find that the eggs would slide much with the autoturner? I figured I would place the extras along the short sides of the incubator...... So 8 extras max
     
  4. FridayYet

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    I got 29 eggs in once by staggering them in one layer without using the rails. As I pulled the quitters, I did have to re-arrange and use some rails. Not sure I would stack them, but worth a try.
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If u could stack um a say pile um as high as u could get them as I am just hatching some more and my parents don't know about it ha [​IMG]
     
  6. bauerdog

    bauerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problems with the eggs sliding and smashing the others?
     
  7. FridayYet

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    I'll see if I can find a picture of what I did in one layer- I used a few cardboard spacers here and there.

    Don't think I'd stack them, no way to secure them.

    Looks like I did use one rail and a foam strip down the middle:
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  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    I didn't find there to be any sliding at all. They pretty much stayed put.
     
  9. bauerdog

    bauerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I Can try a test run without the bator running to see if they slide beforehand.....
     
  10. bauerdog

    bauerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, perfect. I will give it a try for the next batch. Thank you
     

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