Two Hova bator 1602-N both different?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilkieTime, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    I have two hova bator 1602-N and both of them are different one has a insert between the top half and the bottom half that is 1 1/2 inchs thick that looks like a picture frame. Maybe to make it taller for bigger eggs and the other one does not. Do I need this insert to hatch small eggs or not? I have a tubo air flo kit and turner for both. I got them used from different places. Really could use some help with this one.
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    In the older model, the expander was sold separately to increase the height for larger eggs at hatch. It is not necessary for small eggs. More for turkeys, geese, ducks that could reach to the top and touch the heating coil.
     
  3. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    Thank you for the help. That was the answer I was looking for. [​IMG]
     

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