Holes/Plugs in bottom of incubator?? Do I plug them up? Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicks_N_Horses, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    Noticed there are holes in the bottom of my bator...6 of them. Is this suposed to be like this? Won't moisture seep out this way?

    Advice?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    What kind of bator?
    WHere did you get the bator? Used or new ect
    Whats youre humidty now?
    Did you calabrate youre humidity guage?

    Let us know and we can help more thanks;)
     
  3. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    It is a Hova-Bator 1602N

    It was given to me so I have no instruction manual.

    I don't have any eggs in it right now but am planning to start it up tomorrow morning.
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont have a hovabator so I cant tell you what its sapose to look like,
    I am guessing if they are small and even and uniform there sapose to be there and I dont think you need to cover them , IM guessing its a still air so they may be part of the non fan air circulateing idea.
    make shure you calabrate youre therm and humidity guage and let you bator run for about 24 hours or so befor adding eggs and remmber when you add eggs the temp and humidity may change , YOU DO NOT need to tweek or do anything they will go back to normal once the eggs are up to bator temp...
    SOmeone with a hoavabator will more then likely know more good luck [​IMG]
     
  5. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC

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