still air bator for hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have a homemade bator, with a fan. I wanted to make a still air bator for hatching so not to ruin my other eggs since they are 5 days behind the first. Is this ok? Is there any reason to not have a still air for hatching? downside?
    Thanks
    Krista
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To be honest, a still air is the way to go to actually hatch the eggs. The forced air is best to incubate, but it dries out the eggs easier than a still air does for the actual hatch.
     

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