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Incubator Tips

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KylieMarie, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. KylieMarie

    KylieMarie Out Of The Brooder

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    In the next week I will be getting a HovaBator Incubator and will be trying to hatch out several Old English Game Bird and Polish Chicks before I have to get rid of my older birds. This will be my first time every trying to hatch chicks using an incubator, I've hatched out around 15 chicks using broody hens. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for hatching out chicks with an incubator? Thanks!
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Biggest tip: Make sure that all your thermometers and hygrometers have been checked and are accurate. Don't trust the incubator's temps until checked against an accurate thermometer. (Hovabators are good incubators.)

    Use the air cells to guide you for your humidity. http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com...anuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity
     
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    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. KylieMarie

    KylieMarie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for all of the information and help that everyone gave me. Today I will be setting two Buff Polish chickens and 7 Crele Old English Game Bird eggs. I'm really hoping that this turns out for me.Wish me luck!
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    [​IMG] Good luck.
     

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