Hovabator 1602 proper temp and humidity questions? Suggestions.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Barbedwirecat, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Barbedwirecat

    Barbedwirecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My head is still reeling with information overload. Just added eggs, temp and humidity were stable at 99* and 51% Now we are at 97* and 59% (it has been raining here, but I do have the middle slot full)

    What is the proper temp and humidity for a 1602 still air w/ turner?

    I keep getting answers but all over the place!

    Also what are acceptable levels of fluctuation during incubation? I would like to candle, but do not want to disturb the temp. To candle or not and how long can I leave it open when I candle?

    Just want to make sure I'm doing this right, it's my first time! I had set up a home made fish tank incubator but couldn't get anything stablized enough to feel comfortable using it so I went ahead and used the Hovabator I set up 2 days ago.

    It's going to be a loooong 21 days and I'm going to probably annoy you all, sorry before hand!
     
  2. DAVE07

    DAVE07 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also what are acceptable levels of fluctuation during incubation? I would like to candle, but do not want to disturb the temp. To candle or not and how long can I leave it open when I candle?

    Greeetings from Australia. Congratulations on your set up. In regards to Candling I would wait between 7-10 days, it just makes it a little bit easier to see everything, especially if its your first time. Candle the eggs one at a time if you can to avoid major fluctuations in temp. Don;t worry too much though. In the wild mother hens get off their eggs to go eat, drink and poop for anywhere between 5-25 minutes at a time.

    In terms of temp/ humidity I run my incubator dry as I live in a quite humid environment. Temperature remains steady at 37.7 degrees celsius.

    I'm currently using a Lab Incubator for my first hatch, so far so good but i'm just as eager to see if things work out well with this set up!!

    Best of luck [​IMG]
     
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  4. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Temp. on still air should be 101 at the top of the eggs, candle at 10 & 18 days, & dont leave it open just take the eggs out & close it back.
     
  5. Barbedwirecat

    Barbedwirecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The temp is reading 100 steady, I'm going to get it a little higher if I can. The humidity never dipped below 57% so I just pulled all of the water out with a straw (don't ask how. just...yea) and it's dropping.

    I'm still trying to get a stupid probe thermometer (or at least one that reads in points jeeze) I found my other but the read out is broken. I'm stuck with the big walmart one for now.
     

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