How long for a hovabator to warm up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by michiganlarry, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long should it take the havabator 1602n to get up to 100 degrees?
     
  2. Big Chicken Little

    Big Chicken Little Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would let it "normal out" over night so you know everything is working and stable.
     
  3. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I put it together according to the instructions it only went up to around 85 or so before the thermostat kicked out. Normal?
     
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  4. LoupGarou

    LoupGarou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have to manually adjust your thermostat using the wing nut until it reaches the right temperature.
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    It took me 2 days to get it right and even then-Ive had problems with it--Thank goodness my girls are home for spring break and I call every couple hours to have them check it and adjust if needed-I didnt realize after the eggs have been incubating a while the temp goes up too--duhh...
     
  6. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been adjusting it here in my office to try to get it close before it goes home tonight. No water in it yet. Would that make a difference?
     
  7. hippie

    hippie Out Of The Brooder

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    once they warm up inside they hold pretty steady. i still peep in on mine twice a day to make sure. occasionally it needs 1/8 turn one way or the other. i set some eggs a little over a week ago and it took awhile to get up to 100 with the cold eggs in there.
     
  8. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have it running with no water or eggs right now and it is close to the 100 degree mark. These 52 year old eyes need a digital thermometer to be certain of the temp. [​IMG]
     

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