1st Timer, Need Down And Dirty Crash Course

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DENALI, Jun 10, 2008.


    DENALI Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    I bought a hovabator 1588 and turner a few weeks back. Anyhow i am going to set my first eggs ever probably on Thursday. Let me be clear I KNOW NOTHING about this. Anyone have a down and dirty what to do and what not to do aka hold my hand so i dont screw this up with regards to the 1588? Sounds pretty simple but i am a bit nervous because its my first time and the eggs i am hatching cost quite a bit. I was going to do a test run with some local eggs but as it turns out my name came up on a wait list so i didnt have time to run some cheapo's first. Thanks
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2008
  2. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Mooresville, NC
    The easiest thing would be to do a search here. Even in this section of the forum you'll find basically all answers you need. The big thing is to keep the humidity and temp. at the right mark.
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

  4. msrma7670

    msrma7670 Songster

    Hay I got one of them. Very easy to set up just read the directions don't mess with the settings and hatch your chicken eggs.
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Plug it in now. Let it run for as long as possible before setting your eggs. Don't add too much water initially.

    The biggest rules to remember -

    - Keep your hands off the bator during an active hatch

    - Enjoy youself

    - Take photos of the fluffy butts

    - Show us the photos ASAP!

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