How long to let 1588 'set-up'?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I got a used 1588 from another BYC member, and they did send the instructions with it. The instructions say to let it warm up for an hour?? Is that all?
     
  2. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    I REALLY don't know, but I THINK that the 1588 is what they call the "Genesis" (???) and is supposedly more worry-free than the other, earlier, Hovabator models....?
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I typically let mine warm up for 24 hours. The temp will get up to 99.5 in an hour, but it usually takes longer for the humidity to stabelize. I always put the turner in and plug it in, as the motor on the turner will generate a little heat which will effect your overall bator temp.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Genesis is the brand, 1588 is the model. I have a 1583 that was ready in a few hours, but I let it sit for a day or so.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:It has been holding steady at 100-100.2 since last night, so I went ahead and put my eggs in. I'm not too worried about humidity at this point, it's been 40%+ in my 1583 for weeks with no water in it.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I let any of my bators set for a whole day to make sure they are running properly.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It is still holding right around 100*. I think the highest it got was 100.6, so that's not bad. I'll leave it alone for now, my other bator will have plenty of room in a week, so I can move these eggs then if I decide to adjust it. Thanks guys. [​IMG]
     

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