1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Secondary humidity/temp gauge

Discussion in 'Quail' started by nonk72, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. nonk72

    nonk72 Out Of The Brooder

    65
    3
    48
    Feb 17, 2016
    Hi all

    I'm barrowing a incubator from a friend that once hatched some chicken eggs. I do have the quail trays for the turner. But there is nothing to read the temp or humidity for it. Is there any recommended for this. Especially For the humidity.

    He told me that they would just fill the one tray with water atleast every 4 days.

    This is the 1588 Hov-Bator incubator
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2016
  2. swbradley

    swbradley Out Of The Brooder

    24
    4
    24
    Oct 26, 2015
    You can download the user manual from the internet. I would recommend buying a hygrometer to measure humidity. Many of them come with a thermometer built in as well. I find the ones made for cigar humidors work best. Filling the one tray that the instructions call for might work for the first 14 days, but it is very important to know where your humidity is in the last 3 days.
     
  3. nonk72

    nonk72 Out Of The Brooder

    65
    3
    48
    Feb 17, 2016
    I have the book for it and it just says to keep the C tray full. But there is nothing to keep track of the humidity. Going to have to find one.
     
  4. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

    520
    282
    151
    Jan 20, 2013
    Draketown, GA
    If you have the 1588 Genesis, it has a digital readout of temp and humidity. But that's up top near the fan. Get a secondary that you can put down near the eggs. If you're hatching coturnix eggs leave one egg tray out and adjust the spacing of the trays so the eggs don't bump each other as they turn.
    Here in Georgia I have to cover part of the water tray with foil to lower the humidity. Get it set up and run it for a few days before you put the eggs in so you know what your temp and humidity are.

    Sent from my C811 4G using Tapatalk
     
  5. kyzerc

    kyzerc Chillin' With My Peeps

    299
    14
    73
    Nov 7, 2015
    I have a gennis 1588 hovator,pre set temp and is12 volt.It also has a huminity gage.Untill I trusted it I used a seperate theromenter.Its so accurate I dont use an extra one,it says temp is pre set to 100 temp always reads 99.9.They said to first use 2 small right side small channels.That will give you pretty good for setting,they said to use the third one for hatching.I can fill the ist 2 and half a turker baster in 3rd.that gives me about 50%.Its much eaiser than my little giants[​IMG]It has 4 others,includingsome big ones
     
  6. kyzerc

    kyzerc Chillin' With My Peeps

    299
    14
    73
    Nov 7, 2015
    Strongburgs and about every dealer sell them.I got one for $ 9.00.i had one back ordered for$ 39.00
     
  7. kyzerc

    kyzerc Chillin' With My Peeps

    299
    14
    73
    Nov 7, 2015
    myine is preset to 99.9 which I also use on my little giants.My book says %39 to %55 for setting and 55% to %65 for hatching.Plus they recommend not to go over%65
     
  8. nonk72

    nonk72 Out Of The Brooder

    65
    3
    48
    Feb 17, 2016
    The one I have must be an older one. It does not have the digital control. There are 8 switches on the inside. I did go get a temp/humidity gauge that shows indoor/outdoor temp. I'll get some pics tomorrow.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by