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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:41 pm 
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These candling photos belong to Ninacat and have been copied from this thread. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7981721
As a number of members have been asking where they are, I've put them in one post in order so they are more easily viewed.

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We have pipping! :)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:24 pm 
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Thanks for that I will try to find this post when I finally set my first batch of eggs.

I like the incubator. How many eggs does it hold and where did you get it from and about how much would it have cost?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:17 pm 
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The incubator holds three eggs. It works ok, but only if the relative humidity is good - ie: if you live in a dry area, it'll be terrible.

I found in Melbourne the weather is simply not humid enough - so I had to add humidity by placing damp sponges in the bator near the end. I lost one chick due to lack of humidity - it simply couldn't finish pipping on its own (ended up DIS) and when I cracked it open the sac was tough as old boots. (If I'd known that was the only reason it hadn't finished pipping, I likely would have helped it out, but live and learn)

Thus, I wouldn't recommend the bator unless you live in a place that has a stable, and high, level of humidity.

Hope that helps!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:04 am 
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I've got the RCOM 20 and love it to bits. We're in a place of very low humidity and didn't have any troubles, although one chick that took close to three days to hatch did need some water dabbed on the unzipped bits to help it along. Much bigger unit though, which might make the difference.

It's shared around a few of us in the Canberra region and no-one has reported any troubles with it at all. It's done chooks, ducks, and guinea fowl thus far. Idealistic, happy to include you in the loaner group (we could make it a shared resource of the fresh new Canberra BYP group :) ).

ninacat, fab photos. Love the pitch black ones at the end ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:27 am 
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Thanks infoaddict!

I had to be particular vigilant to make sure I didn't miss a day!

The humidity problems with the incubator is definitely size-related. The ROM-20 is an excellent machine and contains an internal humidity system. The ROM-3 suffers due to lack of internal humidity modification.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:13 pm 
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Thanks for putting those pictures together. :thumbs:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:26 pm 
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Wow! Amazing to see the progress.
Thanks for the upload!
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