Hova-bator..pre-Set temp..year to year ????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KYBOY, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive had my 1588 unplugged for about 5 months now..Last year the temp was good and good hatches..Have you ever had to re-adjust your temps after a long dormancy period or have they always been fine?
     
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Don't have any experience about this, but I can say you would want to plug it in and see if it is holding temps well. Some replace their wafers every year.
     
  3. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had to re set mine, I dont thing the setting can change unless you mess with the rocker swiches. Im sure it is fine!
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    With a preset electronic thermostat I wouldn't think you'd have to. Different seasons and weather conditions, especially if you keep your house different temps, might require different settings. With a wafer like my hovabator has I have to adjust the temp a tiny amount each time and wafers do lose accuracy every year. I wouldn't think the electronic would have that problem though.
     
  5. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I just went ahead and set everything up..Hovering at 99.9* and 46% humidity right now..I have some BCM eggs coming in a few days and I want to make sure everything is just right..
     
  6. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    My 1588 had been in the garage for over year when I decided to hatch again -- it's working great. My first hatch is next Monday or Tuesday, the second a week later. All the little critters in the early group are nice and spunky, moving all over the place when I put the light on them.

    edited to add: the temps and humidity have only fluctuated when I've opened it and messed around
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009

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