THE Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco Thread; Hatches, etc. (PICS)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jmc, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    good call!! I noticed that instead of being too hot, now I'm too cool. I've hatched many times in my Brinsea Eco so far and not had these troubles. WHY now?? Anyway, I got it adjusted back and all is well, but I'll be keeping a close eye on it from now on. Sigh.

    ETA: BTW, my temp dipped down to about 98.8 for several hours, I'm guessing. I was gone most of the day. I got it back up and it's running steady at 99.4 right now. I'm leaving it. But.... what about the eggs?? Think they'll be okay or could I have done them in? [​IMG]
     
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  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens


    it really depends on how far along the embryos are.. what day are you on?
    Usually a slight temp drop only results in the hatch taking an extra day or two.. however if the embryos get too cold for too long it can kill them..


    at hatch I drop the temps down into the 98 - 98.5 degree range.. but I doubt you are at that stage with this batch of eggs yet
     
  3. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    No, I'm not. They are on Day 10. what do you think???
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Hopefully they are just a day late.. after they warm up for a few hours candle a few and see if you see any movement.. (but even if you don't .. don't toss them until several days after their due date.). then give them a few more days and candle the same eggs again and see if they have developed further
     
  5. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! This machine has never done this before, what a mess.
     
  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens


    now you know why i resorted to using fans directed at mine.. and also why I'm not thrilled with brinseas anymore (one of many reasons)!
    I wish I had never bought so many of them... ugh!

    btw.. it's easier to keep a small fan handy than to touch the temp knob...
     
  7. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hawkeye i'm sure yours will be totally fine [​IMG]. With my last hatch my eggs were left alone on I believe it was day 14, for 12+ hours. When I got back they were at 88-89 and I have no idea how long they were at that temp...and this was in a still air. They made it to lockdown.
     
  8. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I am monitoring the temps closely, but right now seem to be stable.
    I might try the fan method you use next setting, especially if the air temps get warmer here.
    Tomorrow is day 20 for me so I'll candle the last time.


     
  9. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks everyone! I have the machine running steady since last night now. Still looking good this morning. What a scare! I came home to find it so low and I was just in a panic! I think they will be okay, I have a staggered hatch in there and a chick hatched early this morning-- I woke up and there it was! I have 8 eggs due to hatch on the 20th now. Those are the ones at Day 10 (well, today it's Day 11). I'm most worried about them because I shipped them in and you know how it goes, spent a lot of money on them and REALLY want them to be fine! They are all silkies and I've read a lot about low temps in early incubation causing them to start to absorb their extra toes. I sure hope that doesn't happen, I would just be so upset! Sigh. I just hope it wasn't low enough for too long that it actually caused them to suffer any damage.
     
  10. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm that's very strange... all of my last hatch was born with 3 toes and one stub thing that has no nail. Coincidence or...? [​IMG]


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