Trouble adjusting temperature on my brinsea eco20

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poule de luxe, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. poule de luxe

    poule de luxe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    I have had my brinsea eco20 running on 99.5F and humidity around 40-50%for at least 3 days. It was very stable until I put my douzain eggs inside. The termometer now says 101F after about 30 minutes[​IMG]...... Should I just wait and let it settle back down or should I reajust it quickly?? The only difference is (well apart from the fact that there are now eggs inside) that when I set it, it was flat and now I rocked it on one side.....

    It is my first incubation and maybe I am overly stressed about it....

    Thank you so much for your precious advices.... I have been preparing and planning this incubation for weeks now and I realise it will still be full of surprises!!![​IMG]
     
  2. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    I am thinking about getting this type of bator, but the one I am getting doesn't have a humidity indicator in it, do you recommend this type of bator?
     
  3. poule de luxe

    poule de luxe Out Of The Brooder

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    So Far Katsdar, the humidity has been very easy to adjust, but like I wrote in my message, this is my first incubation, so it's too early to tell you if I recommend the brinsea or not. It has great reviews here in BYC, so I hope it was a good choice.

    I can tell you more in 21 days....[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012
  4. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    Does your have a humidity control knob?
     
  5. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck hope all hatches well [​IMG]
     
  6. Candyman

    Candyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normally the temperature goes down suddenly when you put eggs inside any incubator, idk why it went up...
    How is the temp going now? Did you reset it?
     
  7. poule de luxe

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    I lowered it after an hour..... I was too scared that it would damage the egg (beeing too high).... It now stands at a 100F (mercury thermometer just after the fan) and my digital one says around 99F at egg level....

    Ouf... so exciting and stressful at the same time!!!!
     
  8. Candyman

    Candyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    101 wouldn't hurt the chicks I am sure, mine went to 102 the day I put my eggs in [​IMG] but at day 7 candling all the ones viable were running around inside, so don't worry about it [​IMG]
    and I trust my analog thermometers most....
     
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  9. poule de luxe

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    Thank you all for your precious advice....

    [​IMG] we are at day 7 and we have 4 embryos out of 12!!
     

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