Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions


1. What is the difference between incubator Excellent and incubator Superior?

Incubator Superior is the most complete and advanced incubator in Puisor series. This incubator has a high precision (0.1ÂșC) programmable temperature controller. That makes this incubator suitable for all kinds of temperature-sensitive hatching eggs( from exotic to reptile). This incubator can also be used in tropical countries with daytime temperatures of around 30 degrees. Incubator Excellent is not programmable and he is less accurate. With a preset factory temperature from 37,8 the temperature fluctuates between 37,6 and 38 degrees. For chickens, ducks and quail eggs is that no problem. Before our manual movies we have use the Excellent with good outcomes!

Incubator Excellent is not suitable for using in tropical countries with daytime temperatures of around 30 degrees. The Excellent and the Superior have both the same revolutionary automatic turning system that turns the eggs once every hour. 


2. Can you also hatching quail or pigeons eggs in this incubator?

Yes, that is certainly possible. See also the outcome movie of 115 quail on the home page!


3. Fit quail eggs in the turning- system?

No, but with our bird and quail egg-holders you can small eggs hatching with the egg rack for chickens.  It is simple, not expensive and with this egg-holders you can hatch eggs in your incubator, with all sizes, without a separate turn-system for small eggs. You put the egg in the egg holder and put they together in the eggshape from the turn-system and You can turn the eggs manual or automatic. This egg-holders should you ordered separately, they cost just 3.95 for 55 pieces. You can find them here.


4. Can you adjust incubator Excellent?

Yes, thats possible. However; when incubator Excellent is placed in a normal space of around 20-25 degrees, there is usually no adjustments needed from the factory set temperature.  Very occasionally an adjustment is be required. Then you can change the temperature settings on the printplate of the incubator. When you remove the white cover, than you can easily with a small screw-draaiertje make an adjustment. 


5. Can I use the incubator in Suriname with 127 volts and 60 Hz? (In the Netherlands this is 220 volt, 50 Hz)

Yess, thats possible when you use a transformer from 127 volt to 220 volt. A higher hertz from 60 is no problem for the incubator. For tropical countries, we recommend you to use only incubator Exotic and Superior. The other incubators are to be used for ambient temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees.


6. What is the power consumption of these incubators? 

The average power consumption is 50 watts!


7. How can I improve my hatchability?

**   Use fresh eggs, not older than 14 days
**   Used also well preserved hatching eggs, stores around 10/14 degrees without much temperature fluctuations
**   Transported hatching eggs 24 hours to rest before going to breed
**   Avoid large fluctuations in temperature and humidity in the incubator
**   During the outcome of the eggs is 70% moisture a must
**   Ensure proper fertilization of the eggs
**   During hatching keep the incubator closed
**   Provide healthy and vital chickens and give daily GOOD nutrition
**   If necessary; wait the outcome day 22 and 23, there could certainly be born healthy chicks
**   During the breeding, turn the eggs at least 2 per day, 3 times is better!
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8. Is it possible to hatch parakeets eggs with one of the Puisor incubators.

That is certainly possible with incubator Exotic or Superior from our webshop. These incubators are specially designed for breeding of exotic animals. The temperature in these incubators are easy to adjust and also these incubators are very accurate.  Parakeets-eggs are very small and fall through the egg raster. For that problem there are in the shop quail and bird egg containers available.  These are plastic trays which fit exactly into the openings of the egg-raster. You put the egg in the egg holder, and then together in the egg-shape of the turnsystem and you can just manually or automatically turn your hatching eggs.


9. How long is the delivery of an ordered and paid incubator?

This varies by country. Please ask us!


10. How is the water supply in these incubators arranged?

The moisture you can easily control with the rings in the bottom that you fill and keep filled during the brooding. In the small bottom ring you can 125 ml of water lost and uses you for a humidity of around 55-60%. In the largest bottom ring you can 280ml water lost and this provides a moisture content of approximately around 70%.


11. How often must you refill the water?

That's usually every two or three days, and thats only when you refill the bottomring complete  (The small 125ml, 280ml large). When you each time lesser water refill, you must daily refill.


12. I want this incubator exactly adjusted to a humidity of 70%, can I?

No, that is only possible with (hobby) incubators in the more expensive price ranges from 300 euro.


13. What is the temperature of a heat plate?

In the middle is that 43 degrees, and further towards the edges it is that arround 38 degrees. The chicks find themselves the place that they find the finest.


14. My heating plate feels very hot, how can this be?

We get this question quite often, but when its to warm for the chicks, they go away by themselves, from under the plate. They have a thick layer of fluff, so they do not come into direct contact with the heat. So look at the chicks to assess whether it is too hot (or too cold) under the heat plate.


15. I put on the temperature controller from the heating plate and now the light flashes. Is that normal?

The light flashes, because the thermostat pulsates and so are really saves energy. He therefore give off pulses, in contrast to a dimmer. You can connect this very easily by testing it for example on a lamp.


16. The turn-machine of my incubator does nothing, how is that possible?

1. Check first the plug of the turn system? Is he deep enough in the contact?
2. A good connection between the egg rack and the turn plug is also important. If that is not good, he can not turn the egg-rack.
See the picture.

3. The system does not turn exactly once within 1 hour. This can be 55 minutes, but also 65 minutes. When you start the incubator with the turn plug in the yellow turn-hous, the time begins to run. Only after about 1 hour, the eggs are turned.

I want to ask You to check the first two points. Then start the incubator and score on a note the time + the direction of the egg-rack. After just about an hour, 70 minutes, you can then see if the system time is rotated to the other side. This turn system turn the eggs from diagonally forward, to diagonally to backwards.

Should it be that he really is broken, you always get a new one!