Vent Holes on homemade incubator

ChickenWendy

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I have read and read through this website but finding a concise answer on the reason for the vent holes is hard. What I want to know is - exactly what are the vent holes for?? Do the chicks as they are hatching need the air?? And if i have a homemade incubator (The Miss Prissy Breadbox Special) and I have 4 - 1/4" vent holes, will that be enough?
 

rooster-red

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Jun 10, 2007
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Vent holes are for ventilation of freash air.
Yes, eggs are porus and embryos need fresh air exchange all the way through the incubation process.
 

Matt A NC

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Feb 22, 2007
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The developing chicks need fresh air and then when hatching the actual chicks will need more fresh air.

The large sportsman only have 2 one inch holes.

Matt
 

rooster-red

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I have 5 holes 1/2" in diameter in my 48 qt cooler bator.

I cover 2 with tape until day 18, then take the tape off.

I have no scientific explanation for how much air is actually needed, I just figured its better to have too many and have to put tape on some rather than not have enough.
 

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