hovabator question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pokey, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    should the plug on a hovabator be opened during the last three days of the hatching process or leave it plugged? i always have live chicks in the shell on day 18, but have problems w everyone actually hatching out. humidity is ok, but is the plug relivant since it's a forced air incubator?
     
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Leave them plugged in for the first 3 days of incubation, and then take them out for the rest of the incubation. [​IMG]
     
  3. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    what exactly does removing the plug do if you already have air movement from the fan?
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I really don't know? [​IMG]
    I had a Hova-Bator and it said to remove the plugs after day 3? So that's what I did!
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It allows for an exchange of air, eggs need oxygen and rid themselves of co2
     

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