I am in so much trouble...

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Songster
10 Years
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My son and his wife just stopped by and presented m with my birthday present...I have a brand spanking new Hova Bator 1588 with egg turner and thermostat and all of that...they set it up and plugged it in...it is humming in a most promising manner...on the counter opposite the incubator is a pile of 42 fertile duck eggs...somebody save me...

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Hangin Wit My Peeps

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Apr 20, 2008
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My first hatch in my hovabator 1588 was 98% second hatch was 100%! Your going to love it! One thing to be sure to do is change the wafer every two years to keep up the great hatches
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My hatch rates went down hill after the second year because I didn't change the wafer out. Can't wait to see all those beautiful ducks!
 

SunnyDawn

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Sep 12, 2009
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Have fun!!! You knew we wouldn't be any help! You'll have to find recovering addicts for help. We are all current hatching addicts.
 

ranchhand

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Aug 25, 2008
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Congratulations and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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Too late to save you now!

The directions with that bator are very confusing, so just leave it and see where it stabilizes. In 4 hatches I have never had to adjust the temp at all. Get a good thermometer and hygrometer too, they do help. I use the original one as backup, and it's one of the accurate ones. A lot of them aren't.

My homegrown eggs were 100% hatch, the shipped eggs were more like 50-60%. And those were really fragile eggs.
 

Chicken Chaperone

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Dec 18, 2009
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"Save you"?!? Gladly! Send all your equipment and eggs to me immediately and I guarantee your salvation (just not mine..)
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Seriously though, congrats on your birthday and getting such fabulous prezzies and have fun!!
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trinacliff

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Nov 12, 2009
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What an incredible son and daughter-in-law you have!!! I would be jumping for joy...and thank my lucky stars for such wonderful family members!
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Have fun!!

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SunnyDawn

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Sep 12, 2009
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"Save you"?!? Gladly! Send all your equipment and eggs to me immediately and I guarantee your salvation (just not mine..)
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Seriously though, congrats on your birthday and getting such fabulous prezzies and have fun!!
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