Testing Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MyNameIs86, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I woke up and set up my incubator. I just got it at 100 degrees for an hour. it reads 103 but it really is at 100 because it is 3 degree's off. But i also have both red stoppers in. Should 1 of them be out for testing? I also don't have water in it cuz it was only a test of the incubator.

    I don't have a hygrometer for the humidity but i didn't have one the last time...
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I never close the vents. Although mine is a forced air, i just want to make sure the eggs and developing chicks have fresh air to breathe.

    Whe I test it I want the incubator in the condition it will be in when I'm using it. That means vents out and water in for me.
     
  3. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hovabator 1602. after i read this i put water in the trough 1 and uncovered 1 vent...
    so far it has been staying pretty much at 103 which really 100 since it is 3 points off.
    i am hoping to get eggs either tomorrow or monday the latest... not sure if the farm needs 24 hrs notice to get just eggs cuz i know they said to let them know 24 hrs in advance to get the equipment ready.
     
  4. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I had the incubator on all day and all night and noticed that the light did not go off... But the temperature inside did not go up either.
    When I went to see it like 10-20 minutes ago I decided to move it down a tiny notch and finally it went off.

    is this good or bad that the light was on all night?
     
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