First incubator in genises 1588

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Matthew0085, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Matthew0085

    Matthew0085 Just Hatched

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    I got my incubator about a week ago and it's full! I have 11 red Burbon turkey eggs ,23 call duck eggs and the rest are muscovy duck eggs that I'm not sure about at all

    My incubator holds good at 99.8 -100
    Humidity is 55 -57 most of the time but drops to 52 when low and 60 right after being filled .... is this good ? Also at what day mark is good to check for fertility in call ducks thanks
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have these set so they will all hatch at the same time? Or a staggered hatch? Or you using another incubator for the hatch? Different breeds a lot of times have a different hatch date there for things like a Muscovy takes 5 weeks to hatch so checking fertility might be better to wait a few days longer than a regular duck, etc. But you might be able to tell something on some in a week.

    OH, in my opinion----52/57% is way to high for the incubation.
     
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  3. Carolyne7

    Carolyne7 New Egg

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    I am not familiar with a genesis 1588 how do you like it so far?
     
  4. Matthew0085

    Matthew0085 Just Hatched

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    it seems to be doing a great job at holding its temp steady so far so good
     
  5. Matthew0085

    Matthew0085 Just Hatched

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    what is ideal for humidity I've read a lot of different suggestions
     
  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I have not hatched a lot of turkeys or ducks but some----so Maybe a Hatcher that has a real high hatch rate will answer your question? The ones I hatched I stayed in the 30 to 40% range and had good hatches, But again---I have not hatched a lot of those----My hatches are mainly chicken/chicks.
     
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  7. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I incubate at 20 to 35 percent humidity then raise to about 70 plus for hatching. Usually I don't add any water to the incubator till lockdown.

    That is for my turkey eggs,chickens, quail and pheasants. I don't hatch waterfowl.

    I have a 1588 plus others.
     
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