Hova-Bator 1602-10 Still Air Malfunctioning;(.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by daisygirlfp, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. daisygirlfp

    daisygirlfp Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 9, 2016
    Minden, Nevada
    Day 17. Yesterday the incubator with 31 eggs went up to 106 F I did not adjust the thermostat, just took the top off for a minute off and on over the next several hours and the temperature stabilized. When I woke up at 4 am this morning the temperature was 94 F. Brokenhearted for these little peeps who were supposed to hatch right after Easter. I think I will build my own or spend a little more for a different brand of an incubator with a fan.
    I don't get it. The incubator held temperature well for over 2 weeks and the candled chicks were kicking in anticipation of a life chasing bugs. Incubating eggs is so fun and so sad.
    Any ideas? I can return the incubator without a problem but I really want to hatch some chicks from my favorite White Rock Roo.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2016
  2. Emilyshultzy

    Emilyshultzy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2014
    I'm on day 21 with ducklings, so alittle ahead of you. I came home last night and found my bator at 104. I naturally freaked out and candled them, all are still alive. But I didn't know what could cause it since nothing has changed, but then I remembered. They will start making their own body heat which causes the temp to rise. Other than that my bator, which is the same as yours, hasn't had any problems!
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2016

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