Hova-Bator 1611 Automatic egg turner question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Frozen Feathers, May 23, 2008.

  1. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Can I remove just one or two of the racks and still have it work?? It looks like it might, but wanted to ask before I start dismantling the thing. I am doing a staggered hatch....by weeks actually, and have to stop turning 7 eggs tomorrow...but alas I have no hatcher or second incubator. [​IMG] Just trying to make things easy on myself.

    By the way thanks for all the recommendations for the Genesis. I love it!!! I put in 8 test eggs...one never started and one looks like it might have a blood ring (but I'm not sure since it's a blue egg), but the other 6 are looking great! [​IMG]
  2. Peeps

    Peeps In the Brooder

    May 12, 2008
    Yes, you can take a few racks out and it will still work.
  3. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    You've got another issue to deal with, though, besides having both turning and non-turning eggs in the 'bator at the same time: The humidity needs to be different as well.

    What plans do you have for dealing with the increased humidity required for the hatching eggs?

    I'm trying to figure this out, too, and have almost come to the conclusion that it's a matter of either having two 'bators or toughing it out and having only one hatch going at a time....no matter how few eggs....full 21 days before starting a new batch.

  4. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I did staggered all last season I just raise the humidity a bit during just the hatch day and everyone was fine. I have to say I cant believe how lucky I have been, I have hatched 113 chicks so far and some ducks and never had a weak one never had sprawl legs dead in eggs nothing not one hitch........ I should shut up now before I jinx myself!
  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Thanks Peeps!

    Well, since it is very early in incubation for the second hatch, I don't think having the humidity high for a couple of days is going to bother them...I hope anyway. [​IMG]

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