Incubator cap

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Soonerguy33, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    Do i need to remove the vent cap from incubator? I'm on day 18
  2. mulia24

    mulia24 Songster

    i don't even have any vent cap, my bator is opened 24hours/day since i need to backup the power failure using kerosene lamp. [​IMG]
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Yes, they need the oxygen. Remove the plugs for the hatch.
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I too was thinking about this.

    My incubator instructions say to remove the plugs AFTER hatch to help in drying. (hovabator 1602N)

    But I was wondering if I should do this after the first one hatches? I don't want to shrink wrap my babies that haven't hatched.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: