I caved in (to myself) and bought an incubator! Woo-hoo! New ?,post 18

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by happytxchick, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    I've been fighting the urge, but Spring Fever took over and I bought a HOVABATOR 1602N STILL AIR INCUBATOR + automatic egg turner 1611. I've seen a lot of folks on here who have this type of incubator.

    Any words of wisdom, anybody????????

    Btw, does anyone know if these have built in hygrometers...the description said "themostat" but didn't mention a hygrometer? Will I need to buy one separately? Can I get one at the feed store?
     
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  2. princess araucana

    princess araucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats! I am also battling (myself) to get one!
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Congratulations! [​IMG] Happy hatching to you! [​IMG]
     
  4. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!

    And yes, I'm pretty sure you'll need a hygrometer. And you'll want a good thermometer to double check the temps.

    ETA: Actually, the thermostat on that one isn't a pre-set, so you'll want a couple thermometers (in my experience and a good hygrometer).
     
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  5. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Congrats! You'll have fun. Read, read, read. Temp and humidity-- it will now rule your life. [​IMG]
     
  6. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay Congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You will need to purchase a hygrometer separately.

    Congrats on entering the happy and exciting world of hatching!

    Now, what are you going to hatch first?!?! [​IMG]
     
  8. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    Do feed stores have hygrometers in stock, or am I going to have to hunt one down online?
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can get one at Walmart in the thermometer section. I've bought several over the past few years there.
     
  10. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    Quote:I am on the list for Welsummers from L&SChickens...have you seen her Welsummers? They are really gorgeous. I don't know what else...I may get some Paul Smith Ameraucanas.

    I'd like to find some Barnevelders and blue Andalusians, too. I also love silkies.
     

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