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help? how do i incubate in the winter???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by qnzchoe7, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. qnzchoe7

    qnzchoe7 In the Brooder

    May 9, 2008
    i bought eggs and they're coming BUT how can i incubate with them. i have a hova bator. that uses room temperature right? and if i put heating on do i have to adjust it?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    There must be at least 100 threads on here about hatching.

    Up above there is a little white word in the blue line that says, "Search".

    Click on that, type in "best incubator"

    Do the same thing with "temperature" "humidity"

    You should get all of the info you'll need doing that.

    Good luck and happy, fruitful hatching!
  3. minna

    minna Songster

    Oct 15, 2008
    Burnsville, MS
    You can't incubate eggs at room temp. Maybe you should read the instructions on the incubator. I've never dealt with a hovabator, but the basics of incubating are heat, humidity and turning. You need to go through some posts and look at incubator stories. Maybe someone else can help you out. Those eggs need to be up around 99.5 F at least, Some say a degree or two higher.
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Quote:You need to set up the incubator where the temp will not fluctuate too much - for example if you set it up in the living room and your heat is on all day to keep the room at 71, but at night you let the temp in the room drop to 65 - you will have fluctuations inside the bator as well - keep the bator in a low traffic area, a closet or room thats not used with door closed and you should do just fine.

    Once you figure out where the best place is, set up the bator turn it on and get the temp steady - at least a day at steady temp before you put the eggs in.
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2008
  6. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    Go to seargh and put in dry incubation. lots of good information !!
    It has helped me a ton !!!


    You should always try to search a subject before posting as I have found that most of the time it is already on here with so much info.
  7. qnzchoe7

    qnzchoe7 In the Brooder

    May 9, 2008
    that was a while ago. i never encountered in the winter time.

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