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rotating and basement question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SevenWinds, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. SevenWinds

    SevenWinds Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2009
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Hello! I've been all over this site before joining tonight. We set 32 eggs in a Hovabator still air with automatic turner last night. We are going to try and make our own hatcher based on all of the info on here because one shipment of Buff Orp eggs was held up. They should arrive tomorrow, but the others were getting old.

    The humidity is around 45% and the temp between 99 and 101. We are worried about temp fluctutaions- the outside temp cracked 90 today in the NE. It will become more humid in upcoming weeks.


    Do we open the hovabator every night and rotate the eggs from left front to right rear in the turner because it is still air?

    Would we be better off moving the incubator to the basement now or next time because it stays relatively the same temp (50 degrees) and same humidity as opposed to our first floor? I read different things about basement placement.

    I would appreciate any opinions or experiences.... we are very hopeful! I have a 9 y-o son with a tender heart so we are hoping for some type of success on first try [​IMG]
  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA

    Yes I would move the incubator to the room with the least fluctuations so if the basement is it.. then put it there.

    As far as moving them because it is still air. I've used still air for the past year and never did that I've had good hatches. I think the less you disturb the eggs the better so I wouldnt recommend that. Since you have a turner, the only reason you should open is to add water if needed for humidity.

    Happy Hatching!

  3. SevenWinds

    SevenWinds Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2009
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Thank you!
  4. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2009
    Marine City, Michigan
    Get a pc fan and install it. Cheap and easy. Make the temps way more stable.

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