48 egg incubator Air hole close or open ? 0 to 18 days

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  1. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 48 egg incubator with in build fan, does the air hole need to be open in the 0 to 18 days or can it be close for 0 to 18 days, then opened on day 18 until then hatch ?
     
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    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Hybridchucks

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    the people i tagged shud know.......
     
  5. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay cool thanks
     
  6. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a china 48 incubator with in build fan and auto egg turner.
     
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    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There a image of my egg incubator:

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  8. morganalefae

    morganalefae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the answer to your question but I have seen models like that and ppl say not to buy them they are poor quality,short out if I remember right one said theirs started to smoke. and another said it never stayed warm enough and hatch rate was poor.
     
  9. rexrapter1234

    rexrapter1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the egg incubator in the polystyrene box to help with temp and humidity with air holes for the fan holes. Yes this hatch will probably be the last one using this egg incubator, I on my 4th hatch now, the other hatches did go very well. I got the eggs this time around for a broody hen, but her wont sit on the nest in the day time, so I had to use the egg incubator.
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I take out my plugs.....Entire incubation....
     
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