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

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

  1. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh I hope they are okay! It's a little sad when you candle and see a black jello-ish blob and you know that they have died.

     
  2. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, yeah, that is the pits. I did candle about 3 of them, and one of them had died and you described what I saw perfectly. Sigh. I should probably candle the rest, but I was disappointed, so I stopped. Figure I'll candle the rest tonight or tomorrow. I was already down to 8, and now I'm down to 7. I was sure hoping for more chicks, but I'll take what get. I just hope the rest are okay. [​IMG]
     
  3. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw that sucks [​IMG] hopefully the rest are fine. Such is life I suppose [​IMG]. Have there been any more temp fluctuations?

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  4. Toxic Chicken

    Toxic Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First pips in my brinsea Eco 20

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    - Karen
     
  5. Toxic Chicken

    Toxic Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First baby is out
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  6. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    [​IMG] Woohoo!
     
  7. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    YAY!!! Congrats!!! I hope you have a fantastic hatch! [​IMG]
     
  8. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's where I am at ... Brinsea Oct20 Eco.
    Day 24 for my 13 welsh harlequin duck eggs.... removed the turner, layed the eggs on their sides, and started uping the humidity/dropping the temps.
    Tomorrow will be the official lockdown day.
     
  9. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait a sec, drop the temps at lockdown.. is this supposed to be done? What do you drop it to?
     
  10. Toxic Chicken

    Toxic Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drop it one degree. So 98.5F
    I didn't do this. Just learned of it.
    I think it's because the increase in humidity
    lowers available oxygen and decreasing temp
    increases available oxygen. so this evens it out.
    And leave vent all the way open.
     

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