Air Vent(s) in the Hova Genesis????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SusanJoM, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    I'm somewhat confused about ventilation in my Genesis.

    The only vent I'm aware of is the one which is on top and has a red plug in it. The directions indicate that this should be removed for hatching at high altitudes.

    I left it in during my first hatch, which seemed to me to be pretty good. As far as I can tell I only lost one egg (okay, there only were 10 in there) that mighta/shoulda hatched.

    Still, now I have a tube running through that hole and directly to the water troughs at the bottom so that I can keep the humidity even better regulated and not have to take the top of.

    So, if anything I have a bit more ventilation than last time. But, still....aren't there other vents? If not, what's the plan for getting enough ventilation? Is it that the styrofoam breathes some? Or....can I just not find the silly things?????

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    There are some small holes around the sides towards the bottom.
  3. muffi

    muffi Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Ayer, Massachusetts
    I believe there are several holes in the bottom styrofoam piece that are always open. I know when I was moving my Genesis after a hatch, the trough water spilled out the bottom onto my foot.
  4. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    Aha, thank you both.
    I found them.....

    Now I feel much better.


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