any tips and trips for using a hovabator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hannah8, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. hannah8

    hannah8 Out Of The Brooder

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    today i just bought a hovabator forced air with turner, does anyone have any tips or tricks to help my first hatch be successful? i have borrowed one from a friend before so this is my second hatch, are the little thermometers accurate because i have two thermometers in and they are atleast 5 degrees apart?
     
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  2. DarthRooster

    DarthRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My thermometer was 2 degrees below the other two I'm using and hygrometer is around 3-4% below as well. I recommend getting a good thermometer/hygrometer duo and a glass thermometer as well and calibrate all them.
     
  3. hannah8

    hannah8 Out Of The Brooder

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    okay thanks a lot i think i will invest in a decent one
     
  4. DarthRooster

    DarthRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck. I ordered 30 eggs from Murray McMurray, received 36, 3 had small cracks, and out of 33, 26 are growing strong! Love my genesis 1588!
     
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  5. hannah8

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    good to hear!
     

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