Genesis question about enough oxygen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ebonykawai, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. All you Gensis owners, I didn't see anything in the instructions about opening the vent hole for hatching. I'm assuming I don't have to do that? Do the chicks get enough oxygen in the Hova-Genesis during hatching so that I don't need to do anything but make sure the humidity is up? There is that small opening in the one corner. Is that enough?
  2. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    I just hatched in my Genesis and there seemed to be no problem. I even left them in there 18 hours after hatching. If you notice there are other vent holes, they are on all sides of the bottom of the bator. They are difficult to see unless the light hits it just right.
  3. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I do know if the humidity is really high I pull my vent plug until it goes down to where it should be during the hatch. I also unplug my vent plug to add water during the hatch w/ a turkey baster. Anyways - that's what I use my vent plug for. Good luck.
  4. Thanks! I didn't notice the other openings, glad to know they are there. I'm assuming that, because this is such a great bator, the manufacturers tested it and it's all hunky-dory so I probably shouldn't worry too much.
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    The big red vent plug on top is for helping to control the humidty.
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    For forced fan incubators (including the Genesis) I don't pull a plug until the window gets covered in water droplets. Otherwise the fan handles the ventilation for you and you should be just fine.

  7. Sparkalator

    Sparkalator Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    I do the same as Jody with mine and never had a problem.
  8. Tony

    Tony Songster

    Jan 16, 2008
    I thought I had read somewhere that the red plug was for people that live at higher altitudes, like way above sea level (mountain areas). Something to do with the air pressure. Maybe not. I`ll have to check again and see. Maybe it was just a dream I had. I dunno.
  9. It is, Tony, that's in the instructions that come with the unit. I read about the eggs/chicks needing enough oxygen during hatching, so I was concerned and wondered if they would get enough. I know the plug is to control humidity/for people at higher altitudes, but also wondered about the amount of oxygen in the unit. It seems like it's fine. [​IMG]
  10. Tony

    Tony Songster

    Jan 16, 2008
    my eggs are on day 10 now, I did notice though, that i have to keep an eye on the water in the plastic liner thing. on day 3 it was almost close to dry, good thing i checked it. I have the egg turner with it, it makes it a bit hard to see the water in the bottom, so I literally have to lift everything just to check. I guess thats the price you pay when you buy an incubator thats pre-set, plug it in and just add water and eggs. I should`ve known that there HAD to be more to it. hehe!! Good luck! Tony

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