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Using brinsea octogan as brooder

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nadrojsack, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if.anyone has used the clear removable module on the brinsea octogan 20 as a brooder heat source? surely i could mount that to one side of a box and run that? please let me know your thoughts and suggestions. thankyou
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry but I don't think this would work. The module is designed to work as an enclosed unit with the incubator base to keep the heat in so in a box it just wouldn't stay warm enough for chicks. It is also a fan unit so the heat would be distributed too far and not actually onto the chicks where they need it. Because it would never reach the required temp there is strong possibility that the unit would fail as the heating element would be constantly on trying to reach temp and as they are designed to go on and off I think it could burn it out. Which would then in turn void any warranty on the unit if it did break down.
     

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