Last question post about genesis... I promise! *Question heavy*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PepsNick, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    I have many questions about the hova bator genesis.

    1. How do I make sure that I can maintain the same temp 24/7?
    2. If I don't get the automatic egg turner, than is it okay if I turn the eggs every early morning at around 7:15 and every afternoon at around 4:!5? If not, then when?
    3. How often does the auto egg turner turn the eggs?
    4. How often do I need to change out the water for humidity?
    5. What humidity and temperature range do I need to keep it at?
    6. What has your best hatch rate been with this incubator?

    Thank you. And sorry if I'm annoying everyone with the questions... if I have any more, I'll ask them here.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

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  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    #1 - You cant. Murphy's law goes into effect at lockdown. There seems to always be a spike in temp a few days before hatch. Keep a close eye on the temp. Keep it in a room with a stable temperature.
    #2 - Yes, that will work, & again right before you go to bed would help, but not mandatory
    #3 - I think about once an hour
    #4 - Don't change it, just add to it until the hatch is over
    #5 - Mine stays at 35% humidity for 18 days , then I jump it to 60% for the last 3 days. Temperature stays at 99.5
    #6 - When I was useing this model & hatching "mail order" eggs, I got probably 30-40% hatch rate.

    Since then I have purchased a Sportsman 1502 & hatch my own eggs . My hatch rate is 95-98%.
     
  4. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Okay, thanks. I read a post about keeping the temperature at 102f. Can I not do that?
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Too high
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:The Genesis 1588 is a forced air. Temp needs to be 99.5 all 21 days +/- .5 degrees.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:The Genesis 1588 is a forced air. Temp needs to be 99.5 all 21 days +/- .5 degrees.

    x2

    102 degrees is for still air incubators
     
  8. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:The Genesis 1588 is a forced air. Temp needs to be 99.5 all 21 days +/- .5 degrees.

    x2

    102 degrees is for still air incubators

    Okay. Is the brinsea octagon a still air?
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:The Genesis 1588 is a forced air. Temp needs to be 99.5 all 21 days +/- .5 degrees.

    x2

    102 degrees is for still air incubators

    Or for someone that cannot seem to get it lower and they hatch on day 19 [​IMG]
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:x2

    102 degrees is for still air incubators

    Okay. Is the brinsea octagon a still air?

    No there is a fan.
     

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