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bedifferent

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« on: April 08, 2008, 13:41 »
Has anyone had experience of this incubator - could not believe the price of £35!!!
Spoke to the chap selling it at Alphahatch and he thought that it would be ideal for a back garden keeper - but then i suppose he would say that.

Would be nice to know if anyone has experience of this.
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naturesparadise

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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 16:40 »
the only prob i can see with it is every time you need to turn thr eggs and candle them

you will lose all your heat and humidity it runs on a 60 watt golf ball bulb

its the same as this one
http://www.ascott.biz/acatalog/Covatutto-12-Incubator-PY55.html

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 17:21 »
dont the eggs in the nest loose heat when the chook gets off for a scratch around?

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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 17:29 »
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dont the eggs in the nest loose heat when the chook gets off for a scratch around?


yes this is true but i remember reading somewhere that when using an incubator  heat lose is more of a problem

you have to maintain a temp of 47.2 c 102 f

the eggs can take a drop in temp but you must not go over the 102 f

this will kill the chicks


but the most impotent thing is humidity this must be kept right

to little or to much will effect your hatch rate

this site has some good info
http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/Embryology/eggcamera.shtml

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 18:06 »
Quote from: "naturesparadise"
Quote from: "bedifferent"
dont the eggs in the nest loose heat when the chook gets off for a scratch around?


yes this is true but i remember reading somewhere that when using an incubator  heat lose is more of a problem

you have to maintain a temp of 47.2 c 102 f

the eggs can take a drop in temp but you must not go over the 102 f

this will kill the chicks


but the most impotent thing is humidity this must be kept right

to little or to much will effect your hatch rate

this site has some good info
http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/Embryology/eggcamera.shtml


Erm, little bit of there which may explain your problem incubating.

102f = 38.8c
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008, 19:02 »
The bloke that was selling it said that in this country is is not really required to increase humidity except in the last 3 days of incubation. He suggested that i should run the incubator dry until then.

What are the thoughts on this suggestion?

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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008, 19:03 »
:oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  i dont know what made me put 47.2 c

it is 38.8 c = 102 f   :oops:  :oops:  :oops:

my brain has not been working all day  :roll:



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