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Hova Bator with egg turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ccrane11, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. ccrane11

    ccrane11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Getting ready to set eggs in my still air styrofoam Hova Bator. I will be using an egg turner. I know that the egg turner motor can produce heat so what tempurature should the incubator be adjusted to for a good hatch?
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    102 degrees, as measured by several reliable thermometers sitting on top of the eggs. :)
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I would run the turner w/out the eggs for at least a few hours and get the temps stable with it first... 101-102 is the range for still air...
    After you set the eggs, temp will drop for a while, do not adjust and walk away for a few hours... then check temp again... good luck on your hatch! :)
     
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