If stored correctly, chicken eggs can be stored for up to 14 days before incubation. This is important as it means that you don’t have to rush your eggs into the incubator, giving you time to build-up a clutch of eggs for maximum incubation success. Storing eggs first also allows you to fully prepare your incubator; so you can clean it thoroughly and check the temperature or humidity levels are just right.
Your chicks have hatched and you’re now left wondering, “how long should the chicks stay in the incubator before being moved to a brooder?”. This is one of the most common questions we get asked at The Incubator Shop.
The answer is quite straightforward. Chicks can typically stay in the incubator for 24 to 48 hours after the last chick has hatched.
Many people underestimate the importance of cleaning their incubator so it's easy to slip into bad habits. But you should treat an egg incubator like you would treat any other tool; with respect and care. Cleaning your incubator thoroughly will not only improve hatch rates, it will also hugely extend the useful-working life of the incubator, improve the health of hatchlings and reduce the risk of spreading any bacterial diseases that are hiding inside the incubator.
In late 2016, Brinsea Products Ltd unveiled a new range of incubators. Their selection of twelve new machines is divided into four main models… the Mini II, Maxi II, Ovation 28 and Ovation 56. Each model has three specification levels; Eco, Advance & ‘EX’.
Today we’ll be discussing the new Mini II and Maxi II incubators.