Hova-Bator Ventilation Hole Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by barnkat, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. barnkat

    barnkat Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got a Hova-Bator, the picture window one with three vent holes in the top, two of which have red stoppers in them. Is the middle hole above the fan enough for ventilation, or am I supposed to open the other two? I've got the 2 stoppered up, worried there's not enough air getting in/out.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I keep my vents plugged till they begin hatching. There are holes all the way around about an inch above the bottom of the bator, in case you didn't know. That's where the air is drawn in, so there is enough air with the stoppers in place till hatch time.
     
  3. barnkat

    barnkat Out Of The Brooder

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    Totally didn't notice those little holes at the bottom. Duh![​IMG]
     

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