My 1st time incubating.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jwatts, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, this will be my first time incubating. A friend gave me two hov-a-bators,one is round and the other square with an auto turner. Where shall i even begin????Thank you for your time
     
  2. chickenhatcher

    chickenhatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    When are you setting your eggs?
     
  3. Ridgerunner

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  4. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Ridgerunner, Those sights were so helpful.. Im probably going to have a ton of questions also. Bear with me.. I have the hova-bator model 1602n i believe,the sticker was gone when i got it. I do not have a hydrometer,How should i go about the water? Just add a little every 2-3 days? Im just a little nervous things wont work out.
     
  5. Ridgerunner

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    I don't have that model, but it is hard for me to tell when the reservoir is dry and I need to add more water with mine. I have a hygrometer but I don't use it to tell me exactly what the humidity is in there. That can vary quite a bit depending on how much moisture is in the air in the room. I just use it to tell me when the water reservoir is dry and I need to add more.

    Adding water every two to three days is probably as good a way to go as any as long as it doesn't run dry that quickly. It should last that long, but as I said, I don't have that model.
     
  6. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just found a thermometer with a humidity % gauge. I think ill play around with that. thank you
     

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