In Depth Reviews (CT SERIES)
Bought the 60 egg model last spring. Great support getting it going. First run was challenging due to very high humidity outside and in the room. Incubator struggled to keep settings. Moved to smaller room and added dehumidifier. Issue solved. First hatch end of May. 2 more runs without a problem other than of my own making. Dont recommend having more than 2 incubating periods. (Run 2) I had some chicks requiring hatch help with shell sticking on them and a number of chicks with bent toes from, I think the temp/humidity fluctuations due to frequent door opening. The third full run went stellar with all chicken eggs. Overall, my hatch rate was about 50%. Because I suck at candling colored fresh eggs, I had a lot of infertile, a few that did not progress, and some that died in shell near hatch time.
I had 1 chick die, not unexpected, required q lot of handling and a keet got stuck and suffocated in the brooder. Overall, I call this a success! I have managed to keep them cool enough and alive for the past 2 months inspite of 106 to 110 degree heat in a metal building. 6 fans, wading pans, misters, and sitting in there monitoring the temp. Without adequate intervention at first the temp got briefly as high as 112. The new chicken house for the approx 100 babies will be ready soon with air-conditioning! Please suggest distilled water for areas with gypsum or hard water. I used filtered water the first run and cleaning the fan was brutal. Love the two doors. Is there a way to manually level the incubation trays other than watching them rotate and catching them in the right position, Im not blonde but I could not figure out any other way. Thanks for a great product and support. Anyone want a rooster or two or three? Lol
Thank you for the review and for sharing your experience, Janice. The CT series does not have a way to level the trays, We do suggest using distilled water in locations with hard water - The Hatching Time Team
Fast shipping and packaging was very well done will be incubating quail eggs with this new product
Thank you for the review, Daniel. Best of luck with your hatching - The Hatching Time Team
Fast shipping, the staff was awesome on helping me setup the cooling option. Note to others, the cooling option is factory set off. You have to go into the menu and manually turn it on when needed at first. Then remember to adjust it and or turn it off when appropriate for your eggs. The cooling feature is a life saver!
Thank you for the review, and for sharing ACP features - Happy Hatching - The Hatching Time Team