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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Randhawa chickens, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Randhawa chickens

    Randhawa chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have my new hova bator 1585a with a turner and I was just wondering how
    Do fill the troughs because I don't want to open it and I'm stuck for ideas please could somebody help
    Thank you

    Jai [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I usually run a length of clear "airline" tubing, the kind for fish tanks, through the same opening for the turner cord. One end in the water troughs, one end hanging out. I use a large, needleless syringe to add water as needed.

    Happy hatching!
     
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  3. Randhawa chickens

    Randhawa chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    But if you already have the turner in there how do you fit it with the cord [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    Quote:Run it from the troughs up between the racks, then out a vent hole in the top.

    Personally I just open mine daily......that way if an egg is bad, I can usually tell & catch it so it does not explode.


    Or from the vent, between the racks, down to the troughs. Some people use two tubes. Some just use one.
     
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  5. GrannysRoost

    GrannysRoost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you incubating or on lockdown? If incubating you can just open and fill, if on lockdown, you should have the turner out....[​IMG]
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Notched it a tiny bit.
     

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