hova bator question?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken delighted, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. chicken delighted

    chicken delighted Songster

    Mar 26, 2011
    just borrowed my friends hoavo bator 1588 he said just add water and let it go [​IMG] but i being the OCD person that i am is worryied about the hummity being 76 the temp is runnig steady at 98.6 and 98.7 which i think is good just i am freaking out is their to much hummity in their just set them in yesterday? please help this OCD chicken gramie

  2. sparrker

    sparrker Songster

    Aug 12, 2011
    Baldwinsville, NY
    Get a hygrometer, calibrate it and see what that reads.
    I am also having problems with the humidity. I add about 7 cc of water and it gets it to 45-50% on my seperate hygrometer.
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    It's easier to do a dry hatch. I have had much better results, that way. I haven't had to add any water since I started my hatch on the 17th. It has been running between 26 and 36.
  4. chkinut

    chkinut Songster

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    i own a 1588 and hatch in it all the time with good results. you're suppose to just fill the center well up with water for the 1st 1-18 days (you will need to add about a cup of warm water to the center well about every 3 days or so), then for the remainder of the days during lockdown you fill the center well AND the 2nd well (the well that surrounds the center well. that should make your humidity at abou 60ish % during lockdown, and 40ish % during days 1-18.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012

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