Question: Genesis 1588 users

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pawtraitart, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Songster

    May 30, 2007
    Okay, so it's almost time for me to fire up the bators and I'm asking can I improve my hatch rate over last year? So, I figured I'd see if I can get some feedback from my fellow Genesis users.

    Red plugs.........IN or OUT during days 1-18?
    Red plugs.........IN or OUT days 19+?

    Humidity days 1-18? ( I typically shoot for 30%)
    Humidity days 19+? ( I usually try for around 60% at the start of hatch.)

    Any Genesis tips which improved your hatch rate?

  2. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Songster

    Aug 27, 2011
    Lincoln Nebraska
    I leave my plugs in the entire time during day1-18 and at lock down!
    Ya know this last time i didnt pay to much to the humidity during the 1-18 days i just never let it get above 30 and at lock down i had it at 60-70% humidity sometimes during my 1-18 days my humidity got down to 10% well about each day it did and i actually had my best hatch rate ever i had 100% on shipped eggs but when i went into lock down i kept it up there at least 60% all the way up to 70% humidity at all times!
  3. Organic Mechanic

    Organic Mechanic In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2010
    Central Wisconsin
    We leave the plug in until the chicks start hatching and the humidity really rises, then we take it out.

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