Thermal Hova Bator Picture Window Incubator 1582R

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by audrey02026, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have one of these. I got it to be a hatcher. I have the 1588 model and they are completely different. My 1588 I just turn it on and it gets the correct temp and pretty much stays there. This one I have had on going on 3 days now and temp hasn't gotton over 93F. I read that you should not have thermometers on the bottom metal grate and have them on the eggs. I don't have any eggs to put in there yet so I took fake eggs and put them in and put thermometer on top of those (wood eggs) Any tips would be appreciated. I bought it bacuse I have many eggs and staggered so that I will need to move them into something else for lockdown as I will still have eggs not ready for lockdown for a week after the first ones. So I figured I could put the first set of eggs in from lockdown to hatch then move them to brooder and a few days later do the same thing with next batch of eggs but not if I can't get the temp up....
     

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