Test Hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pepe1, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. pepe1

    pepe1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2013
    Tried a used Genesis Hovabater with 20 eggs from my flock and had 11 hatch on day 22 and 23, temp varied from 98.7 to 99.3, 3 Easter Eggers and 8 Lavender orpingtons, the Lavs eggs came from 7 month old pullets so was happy with the results, i will be setting 42 Lavender eggs on Tuesday, hoping for good results!! Will be using a new Hovabator 1588 i just received.
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I certainly wish you luck.

    I strongly suggest you calibrate your thermometer. I have one of the old model 1588’s with those dip switches for adjusting temperatures. The new ones are a lot easier to adjust, a huge improvement. But the factory preset was a little high on mine, about a degree and a half. I always recommend to never trust any thermometer until it has been calibrated and never trust any of the factory presets.

    I lie this method of calibrating a thermometer.

    Rebel’s Thermometer Calibration
  3. I have the same incubator.......started my second hatch of eggs. I think its a great incubator.....just keep an eye on the humidity .......


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