eggs getting enough oxygen?? Advice please!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cat1994, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    My incubator is a Pro Series Circulated Air Incubator with an automatic egg turner...

    I'm new to this and my incubator has two red plugs that pop out to allow more air flow. The instructions say only take then out at time of hatching... but if I leave them in all this time, before hatching, how will the eggs get enough oxygen?? Won't they suffocate? How do you all make sure your eggs get enough air??
    Thank you!
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Is it a forced air incubator? Mine has a fan that whirls all the time.

    Yes they need air. But I don't know your incubator.

    Might be good to put your incubator name in the title of your thread so more people can help with that same incubator?
     
  3. bamachicks8

    bamachicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    My incubator is a Pro Series Circulated Air Incubator with an automatic egg turner...
    Does that circulated air mean it gets the fresh air on its own?? Idk I'm just worried they won't get enough air lol
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    http://www.amazon.com/Farm-Innovators-4200-Circulated-Incubator/dp/B007571DFM

    In the description on amazon it says it does- "fan pulls in fresh air."

    The question is, is that one yours?
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015
  6. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    That 4200 does sound right... Yep
    Ugh I just need to stop worrying about this lil stuff! I'm so scared I'm gonna kill em...
    ... why do they have the plugs anyways??
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    LOL you will be a good chicken mama don't worry (or papa).
     

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