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Setting up a 1602N Hova Bator for the first time...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Morning Dove, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Morning Dove

    Morning Dove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oct 13, 2008
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    How long does it take to get up to the right temperature?
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have the same one. The thing that I find is the temp constantly drops. I take a washcloth and cover up one of the windows on the top, and that keeps the temp around 100-101. I would let it run for at least 3 days to make sure that the temp stays stable and so does the humidity.
     
  3. Morning Dove

    Morning Dove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately, I don't have three days... I was given 18 10 day old eggs yesterday... Thanks for the advice about the washcloth! Is that dry or wet?

    Dove
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    ah! my first bator [​IMG]. It takes 2-3 days to make sure it stays accurate. Make sure to keep an eye on it if you want to put them in right away.
     

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