My first hatch, tell me what to do

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pattgal, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 20, 2010
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    I just got my incubator, it's the Genesis 1588 hovabator
    I have questions, [​IMG]
    so for the temperature, is the temperature right when the light is blinking or when it stops blinking. I imagine it will go through the cycle every-time I turn my eggs since I wont have a turner for a while
    the water: I can't tell when its low looking straight down at it, I'm supposed to add in the center but I'm afraid to accidentally water the eggs
    How long should I have the cover off to turn the eggs and add water
    Is that it? just set it, turn the eggs 3 times a day and add water every other day?

    I know these are really basic questions, I'm just surprised the instruction page didn't have any elaborate lengthy instructions

    Iv'e got it running just for the heck of it, no eggs. It will take me 2 days to collect enough eggs to hatch, is that ok? How long is too long for an egg to wait
    Sorry too many questions..... [​IMG]
     
  2. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not sure about youf first questions. I dont hae that incubator and this is my first incubation to so i am still learning as well. But i do know your eggs will be just fine. Eggs can last a week before they go into the bator. Evn longer, but after a week their fertility goes way down. [​IMG]
     
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    You can keep the top off of the incubator for about 15-20 minutes

    before the eggs actually start cooling down. You can collect eggs for

    one week ~ 7-10 days. If you keep them longer than that, their chance

    of hatching rapidly decreases. Be sure you store them right - Pointy end

    facing down, and turn them everyday - even when storing them.

    Good luck!



    ~Scissor
     
  4. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    dont know much about that incubator, but best of luck with your hatch!
     

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