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Hi All,
Needing a bit of a crash course in incubating my cockatiels eggs. My two have randomly decided they are up for a bit of fun and while the female has had clutches in the past the male has no clue how things work. They aren't a healthy pair and I know the male isn't going to sit on the eggs. Honestly they are just supposed to be pets! No babies! In saying that, they are both lovely looking and am curious what they will produce. Since she has started to lay I'm going to replace them with fake eggs and then incubate the real ones. Don't want her to get ill if she tries to replace them.
My brother has a Brinsea incubator he used to hatch chickens years ago. It turns them, maintains temp and humidity (this is just a water pot in the middle no way to measure exactly). Has anyone used these before with success? Also what settings should I use? From what I'm reading temp need to be 37.5-37.8 Celsius. Turned every 2 hours and a 21 day incubation period. Something like 45% humidity but increase that when they are closer to hatching. Not sure how to deal with the humidity as its a pot in the centre and doesn't really say how much I should fill it! Would really love some feedback if that information is correct, along with other bits you think I need to know.
Any ideas on a brooder set up would be appreciated too! Obviously not at that stage, if I even get there, but gives me a chance to think ahead and get organised if the eggs turn out to be fertile.
Thanks! :)
 

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The biggest problem with incubating eggs is that if they hatch successfully, you will have to handfeed the babies from day one. This is very risky, with high odds that the babies won't survive.

The Brinsea website has lots of articles talking about incubation issues, as well as user manuals that tell you what to do. That's the best place to go for incubation advice. On my device, the menu for this is down the left side of the page: Brinsea - Your Incubation Specialists

Hatching cockatiel eggs is pretty similar to chicken eggs, although the incubation period is shorter. My eggs usually hatched around day 17, plus or minus a day.
 
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