1588 temperature question....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BikerBabeRules, May 3, 2008.

  1. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    Vermont, USA
    I just got a 1588 Hovabator and the thermometer that came with it reads exactly 100. I put my reliable digital one in there and it won't go above 98.4, even when resting it atop the eggs. The 1588's red light is flashing, indicating correct temp of 100. Should I not change anything and let the 1588 do it's thing? I just set eggs 2 days ago.
  2. bearcat73

    bearcat73 Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    Southwest Ohio
    According to the package directions on the 1588, you should not alter the temp on the first hatch. It said that it is set for 100 and that it's thermostat is more accurate than a thermometer.
  3. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    There have been people in here who have had to mess with the hova 1588. My accurite (Walmart) has said mine is 99.7-100 the whole time (mostly 100). Maybe some people who have had to adjust will chime in.
  4. GloriaH

    GloriaH Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Watertown, Tennessee
    I have never messed with mine. I don't even put a thermometer in it. I just start it and let it go. I get 98 to 100% hatch rate. I don't even check the humidity. I just keep it filled per the instructions. I wouldn't be without mine. I use one as a hatcher too!

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