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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by waw, Dec 1, 2011.
is the hova bator a good bator?
I have a 1602n incubator. It was a still Air but I did put a fan in it. I have a cabinet incubator I incubate in but I still use it as a hatcher. I am happy with mine.
do i have to have a fan in it or can i use it with out a fan
i know yall are reading it so please reply
Quote:you can use it without a fan but when I used the still air I was advised to move the eggs around the Bator or rotate them in turner. This was done to avoid some eggs from sitting in hot spots the entire time.
Quote:I'm glad you posted this. I was wondering the same thing. I'd like to start incubating some eggs either next year or in 2013. I see a Hova-Bator with an egg turner on Ebay and the price seems good. Wasn't sure if the price seemed good because people don't get good results?
I LOVE my still air hovabator with egg turner. I had an excellent hatch with it's first use. I hatched 60 of 75 button quail eggs using the dry incubation method. I measured temperature at mid-egg level and kept it @ 100 degrees from day 1 thru hatch. I also have another one from 1984 with a fan in it which I love equally well.
Quote:That's great to hear!
would the fan increase my odds of hatch
or does it stay pretty accurate or consistent
i heard that there are hot spot do i need to switch my eggs around or will they come out at around the same time
i saw that one on ebay too i am so gonna get it but the turner only holds 47 of the fifty that it holds
should i try again with my mini chick bator too last time i had two eggs in one died in the first few days and the other drowned after it piped i am getting another hydromometer for it
is there a minimium number of eggs you would recommend hatching at a time
thanks for the advice in advance
I have a used 1602n I bought from a buddy of mine & it was still air so I put a PC fan in it & it works great, holds temp. very good & humidity to, in my openion the 1602 is well worth the price you pay for them, be sure you get the liner for the bottom.