Hatcher Ventilation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by abritton77, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. abritton77

    abritton77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am building a hatcher and was wondering if it needs ventilation holes.
     
  2. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Incubators don't really need ventilation. It causes drafts that mess with the temperature. That can cause low to no hatches, and stress you out as you try to keep the temperature steady.
     
  3. Pascal PicklePants

    Pascal PicklePants Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it needs vent holes. Eggs need oxygen. If you put the holes in strategic locations, you can limit drafts.
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    It does need ventilation, but only a few little holes.
     

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