Genesis 1588

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mystus808, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. mystus808

    mystus808 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2011
    Im thinking about getting a Genesis 1588 with auto egg turner. Can anyone give me some tips on it?
  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2009
    Before you get it , buy a digital thermometer hydrometer dont use the thermometer that comes with the unit is useless
    to test your new hydrometer
    you will need
    1 ziplock bag
    1 ceramic cup
    1/2 cup of sea salt
    1/4 of water

    put the salt in the cup
    put the water in the cup
    put the hydrometer and the cup inside the ziplock bag
    close the bag , and wait 12 hours ,it should read 75% humidity if is higher or lower than you know how to read your humidity in your incubator

    when you get the incubator
    put it toghether and run it without water put the thermometer hydrometer inside to findout how is ur humidity in your house after 24 hours you should have a good reading of temperature and humidity
    than add water
    I put 1/4 of a cup of warm water and wait to see how much will that increase
    if you need more add another 1/4 of a cup
    and wait

    dont spect the reading to change fast it takes time

    hope this helps

    I have one 1588 with turner running now with 44 quail eggs
  3. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 13, 2009
    I have been using mine since last spring and love it. I've had great hatches! I previously had used a Little Giant ... which I found unreliable.

    Definitely need the egg turner!

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
  4. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have one and think it is great. Read the instructions that comes with it. I didn't then realized that the water trays are preset for my second hatch is much less stressful!
  5. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

    May 15, 2010
    I [​IMG] mine. The only thing I would trade it for would be a Sportsman [​IMG]
  6. Dixieangeln

    Dixieangeln Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    NC/VA line
    Just set my 1st hatch yesterday but so far I <3 mine! I actually have 2 of them, I plan on using 1 as a temp. brooder [​IMG]
  7. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    I started with an LG - piece of poo.

    I bought a 1588 - LOVED IT!!

    Bought a Dickey cabinet bator, and used the 1588 as a hatcher - loved it BUT...ended up selling the cabinet in favor of adding more 1588s!! I have three now, two for bators, one for hatching! [​IMG]

    Here's my tip - BUY IT! It's really THAT easy!
  8. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2010
    PDX area
    Is the 1588 a more modern version of the 1582 I have here?

    The design (HUGE WINDOW) is very similar, although the 1588 is more streamlined in appearance.
  9. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    I have a 1602, am buying a 1588 today!
  10. Comet Mum

    Comet Mum Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 29, 2008
    Oxford, NC
    Quote:Dixie, I just set mine yesterday too. This is also my first hatch with an incubator. So far, it seems like a good bator for a novice.

    I also have a broody that just finished her first brood and went broody again [​IMG] . So, I gave her 5 eggs and put 5 in the bater to see how we do.

    BTW, where do you live? I'm also near the VA/NC line, near Virgilina. Are you anywhere near here?

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