To peek or not to peek that is the question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by greathorse, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    I am admittedly not a good candidate for a windlowless incubator, but I found a great deal on a GQF and have yet to change out the door. I have about 20 eggs in there, all shipped, and hatching upright in the tray. It is day 21 and I can hear chicks but it is killing me to see how many and how they are doing coming out of trays instead of laying down.

    When do I open if I cant see a darn thing. Day 22-23? Now????
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I don't know anything about cabinet incubators, but I'm guessing it's best to leave it closed until day 23? Hopefully someone who knows will come along.

    I know that if I hatching in my LG, I cannot open the bator, it is horrible at regaining temp and humidity.

    But if I am using my Hova bator 1588, I can quickly grab chicks out, because it is amazing at regaining both Temp and humidity, usually within a few Minutes.

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