plastic red vent plugs on incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by boykin2010, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

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    I am currently on day 18 with my incubation and i just realized i didnt know what to do with the plastic red vent plugs? When do i take them out? Do i need to take them out? What is the purpose of them? How many do i take out?

    Thank you
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I run mine without them throughout incubation.
     
  3. Do you have a humidity moniter in the incubator? I usually keep them closed until all the chicks hatch. Then I remove them. Or if the humidity starts to jump when they start hatching and gets too high, I'll pull one plug out.
     
  4. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

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    I forgot to mention that my incubator is an LG. No i dont have a humidity moniter. I did fill all the troughs with water though.
     
  5. Hi!
    My Little Giants have/had 2 red plugs on the top. I pulled them out right off and I've never closed any of those vent holes during incubation or hatching.
    When / if you remove them, your temperature and humidity may drop, and need to be readjusted.
    Good Luck!
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    Lisa
     
  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

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    I never use mine in fact I dont even know where mine are [​IMG]
     
  7. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

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    Ahhhh! Im confused! Some say to leave some say to take out. I dont know what i should do....

    Maybe just remove one?
     
  8. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
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    On mine the directions say to pull one out then in lock down pull the other out also.
     
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  9. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

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    Ok maybe it would help me if i could find out the exact purpose of the vent plugs? Is it to let out excess humidity?
     
  10. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

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    i didnt even bother to read the directions. WOW i feel stupid. [​IMG]

    Great idea!
     

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