incubating on genesis 1588

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NANDO, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. NANDO

    NANDO New Egg

    Feb 5, 2009
    this will be my first time incubating coturnix quail.I wanted to know if I remove the red vent plug or not on the genesis incubator 1588 or how can I tell if theirs enouhgt oxygen for the eggs.[​IMG]
  2. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Idaho Panhandle, USA
    Hi Nando, I have the same incubator doing my first hatch . There are ventilation holes in the bottom sides of your bator. So, red plug in or out, your eggs will get enough oxygen.
    The red plug is used to manage your humidity inside the bator. I did my first 18 days with the plug out to get the humidity I wanted and now I'm running it with the plug in to increase the humidity for the last days of incubation.
    Good luck hatching your eggs! [​IMG]
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I left my plug in the first 18 days otherwise the temp was reading about 1/2 degree lower on my machine. Then if the humidity got to high I would take it out for a few hours at a time. It was nice to control it that way. If you do run it with the plug out just watch the temps closely. By the way you picked a great incubator. I LOVE mine.
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I always incubate and hatch with the red plug out. I think it probably depends on the humidity and temps of the room you're incubating in.

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