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First Bator has arrived

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RonnieAtkeson, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. RonnieAtkeson

    RonnieAtkeson Songster

    Sep 12, 2008
    Tahlequah Oklahoma
    Well finaly got my bator Thursday, the UPS man was kind enough to walk up my frozen drive in a few inches of ICE to delive it ( i live on a hillside) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Its been up and running for several hours now. My neighbor is bringing me some eggs tommarow when he collects his so i can do a test hatch. Its a Genesis 1588 with auto turner. Temp is running arond 100.6-1001.1 The humidity was at 63% though. I opened the plug to try and bring that down. Is it best to take some water out or open the plug? Or do i take ALL the water out? Im excited to get them in there but want it set right first.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2009
  2. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    i cant answr your question since i dont have that incubator, but congratulations on the new bator... from what ive heard those are a nice incubator, and i wish you good luck hatching =]

    FLOWERPOT Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    Welcome to the addiction!!
    It has only just begun!!
  4. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Must hatch must hatch
    I mean
    Always use bator responsibility
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    if you leave the plug off it will drop the humidity nicely. just keep your eye open for when it's at the desired point and close it back up.

    to take out a little water, i dip a paper towel in and soak up a bit.
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    We have a tube that we can either add or subtract water from going down through the plug hole and through one of the egg spots. (only have 41 in there)

    You can use a sterile baby nose syringe to add or suck out water to change the humidity.

    When we add, we usually add the water to it that is warm.

    We are keeping it right at about 57 on humidity (if our gauge is accurate) got it at Radio Shack.

    Those hovabator people must be doing very well in this economy!
  7. Chipper

    Chipper Songster

    Jan 12, 2009
    Washington County, NY
    I heat with a wood stove so the humidity in the room where I have my1588 is only around 29%.I've found if I add three tbs.of water through my tube,it will keep the humidity around 40% for one day without adding any more.If I add more all at once the humidity climbs up to high.One tbs.is about 15ml.on a syringe.Good luck with your hatch.I think you will like your 1588.[​IMG]

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