Traveling with a incubator full of eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by C&Rman, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are going to Montana June 18th, and my eggs nor my incubator hasn't arrived yet. So the likely outcome we will be taking them with us. We have a plug in that can be plugged in to the cigeratte lighter. Will this work? We will be using the Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco so we don't have to turn each egg just the incubator. we will be trying to hatch peacock eggs!
     
  2. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know if I could do this????
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I honestly don't know. But I wish you the best of luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    I did this with chicken eggs a few years ago. My eggs were due to hatch over Thanksgiving and we were going to be out of town. I put them in a closed egg carton inside the incubator (car adapter) so they wouldn't roll. It was a 7 hr car ride. They hatched about 5 days after we got there - 100% [​IMG] Don't know how it would work for peacock eggs though
     
  5. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A 100% hatch rate that is great. Idk if it would work with peacock eggs [​IMG] we have a 10hr drive, the only thing I am worried about is I will start incubating them at my house for about 13 days then unplugging them and transporting them because I dont know how long it will take for my incubator to warm back up again....
     
  6. silkie_sue

    silkie_sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    C&Rman :

    A 100% hatch rate that is great. Idk if it would work with peacock eggs [​IMG] we have a 10hr drive, the only thing I am worried about is I will start incubating them at my house for about 13 days then unplugging them and transporting them because I dont know how long it will take for my incubator to warm back up again....

    Plug it in first let it warm, maybe with the eggs in it then move it to the vehicle???? No idea [​IMG] but hey it sounded good. This should be interesting.

    Suz​
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I use the power converter for transporting eggs about to hatch to the Fairgrounds every year. Just plug and go. [​IMG]
     
  8. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Wow.. so cool.... talk about a hatch-a-haul-ic... ha ha ha... haul... get it.... ( [​IMG] )
     
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  9. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    Brinsea's don't take long to warm up at all. Can you get some foam from a craft store to make egg holders for them? That was my biggest fear was my eggs rolling around and breaking.
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have used an inverter plugged into my cars cigaret lighter. I had an egg turner in my incubator so the eggs didn't roll around. I didn't plug in the egg turner just the incubator.
     

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