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post #11 of 19
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Mine is giving me the same issues... I have no idea what is going on.

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Originally Posted by rottlady View Post

well my batch is in lock down so I am looking for 60+% and I just cannot get and keep it. I have more things containing/holding water in the incubator space wise than I have eggs at this point

The other batch with the Hovabator is holding at 60% with just water in the wells

Is the lid on securely? Are you getting more ventilation up top than you need?

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 I grow a little impatient when people seem to think that they are unique in the world. Of course they are. Just like everyone else.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

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post #13 of 19

lid is secure. I have one of the two red plugs out because I do not think this incubator has enough air flow compared to the Hovabator

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post #14 of 19
Yes you need one of the vents out. If you are not “spilling” water or have a misfitting top, I’m out of ideas.

 I grow a little impatient when people seem to think that they are unique in the world. Of course they are. Just like everyone else.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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 I grow a little impatient when people seem to think that they are unique in the world. Of course they are. Just like everyone else.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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post #15 of 19
I have the "red vent tops" as well. My inc instructions say that they are used to regulate temp. I have had mine out entire time. And it says if humidity bouncing, too much water... Im new to this too.
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post #16 of 19

I hatched hundreds of Button quail from a Hovabator back in the 80's. I am new to chicken eggs but not to hatching. This Little giant I am using for hatching batch #1 seems to be the problem
My Hovabator with batch #2 in it is stable

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post #17 of 19
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Well day 22 and not a pip in site but been holding at 70% since yesterday. Fingers crossed
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by rottlady View Post

well my batch is in lock down so I am looking for 60+% and I just cannot get and keep it. I have more things containing/holding water in the incubator space wise than I have eggs at this point

The other batch with the Hovabator is holding at 60% with just water in the wells
That is so frustrating! I have the octagon 20 and I like my humidity 75% at hatch time and I struggle like crazy to get it above 65%.
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Well day 22 and not a pip in site but been holding at 70% since yesterday. Fingers crossed
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post #19 of 19

well I final have the darn thing stable at 64% ALL I did different was take the paper towel out the eggs were sitting on

 

But now we are 24 hours overdue. I have never hatched chicken eggs just Button quail. They were right on time- hatched at some point the day they were due and only very rarely 1 day early/late

Diane

 

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