RECOMMENDATIONS PLEASE!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MTtroutwithwings, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hova -Bator...1) with or without turner? I can turn my own but is the fluctuation in temp when turning my own that critical?
    2) still air verses turbo air...one better than the other or not? Why?

    Please help, I'm so confused! [​IMG]
     
  2. chickhamm

    chickhamm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the fan circulates the air, keeping the temps a bit more steady over longer periods of time.

    I have a turner, but right now im doing it by hand because i have to many eggs in there. Its open, maybe 3 mins, turn, turn turn, close. 2 or 3 times a day. No different from mom getting off, eating, drinking and poty.

    chickhamm
    Theressa
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    My old incubator I hand turn..I don't find that a problem keeping the temps up... I have a new Hova 1583 and the turner just debating if I want to use the turner is all....I like hand turning...and if you have your temps set right there shouldn't be any problems....
     
  4. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is the Hova 1583 a still air or circulator?
     
  5. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm running my hovabator 1583 with fan, no turner, right now. I turn two times a day and the temp has stayed constant throughout. On day 11 and ran it almost 4 days before setting eggs in it. Humidity isn't a big issue either. I just add water every other day.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Circulated Air
     
  7. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok...so I should be ok with a turbo air w/o a turner. Geez...
    I didn't think I'd get sucked into this but here I go! [​IMG]
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I like hand turning..some don't plus they don't have the time...its your call...lol...

    It's addicting what can I say....
     
  9. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your help, I did order my incubator last night!
    One more question...when you hand turn, do you wear gloves or just wash thoroughly before to remove the oils from your hands?
    Sorry for all the question, just want to do it right! [​IMG]
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I don't wear gloves...Just wash and dry your hands good before and after handling and turning....
     

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