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using a still air sucessfully as a hatcher??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hillbilly Hen, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2009
    Newaygo Michigan
    I just bought a second hand 1602n still air Hova Bator with the idea that I might be able to use it as a hatcher. I am planning on getting a Hova Bator 1588 soon. I was wondering if anyone has done this and what your results were. I have never hatched anything so I am trying to learn as much as possible before I attempt it. Thanks for any help [​IMG]
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    We have done it with good results.

    Currently we just rotate through the sportsman.
  3. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
    I just did this with my old hovibator and two silkie eggs!!!! Worked out wonderful!!!!!!
  4. cuntryduckydude

    cuntryduckydude Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 11, 2011
    We started with still air but prefer the added fan.
  5. BunnyMomma

    BunnyMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2010
    Olin, North Carolina
    I prefer a still air hatcher, I have tried a fan but I find that it is too much air for such a small area. Check out my BYC home page to see my Pan-O-Bator. I hatch with those now, and I absolutely love the way they work.
  6. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a circulated air styro as an incubator and a still air as a hatcher. Works well (at least until my fingers get itchy and I start lifting the lid).
  7. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2009
    Newaygo Michigan
    Thanks all, I am just trying to get all the info I can. I think I am planning on trying my first hatch Feb or March 2012.

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