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When I am done hatching...seriously I will be soon, was wondering if..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lockedhearts, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I should consider doing preventive maintence to my bators, they honestly have been running pretty much since I got them [​IMG]
    Should I order new wafers for them or anything else? I always do maintenance on my vehicles, tractor, horse trailer, why not my bators?
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    what a great idea. whodathunk. good idea to put in my pocket for next year.


    orpingtonnnnnnnssss!
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I think if you hatch non stop they should be changed every year to prevent problems down the road.
     
  4. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:My thoughts too. I can go ahead and order and then change them before starting up again. Heck I can stop hatching long enough to change wafers..... right? [​IMG]

    Stevie is there anything else that is recommended to be changed out?
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I believe its just the wafer. I only had my hova for one hatch but I remember the directions saying it was only the wafer. The termostadt and other components should be fine. Dont worry. It only takes a few minutes to replace the wafer and get the bator back up and running
     
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:Ok, so I will go ahead and order a couple. Shut her down Dec 31 and should be back up Jan 1, I Love it when a Plan comes together [​IMG]

    This way I will only lose a few hours of chick growing time...... [​IMG]
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Dont forget to do a disenfect for any bacteria. I know I am going to take this back but next yr I only have 1 batch of eggs coming and I am done. I know I am probably lying to myself.
     
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Where do you order waffers for the hova's ?
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    hi hangin,

    You can order them off ebay or GQF's site. I think Double R Discount sell them but I dont know about keps koops?
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  10. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:Ok so I will leave it down for a week.... I can manage that , I'm sure I can, can't I???????? [​IMG] [​IMG] I am seriously in trouble with this whole hatching thing. I hope I can let go of my eggs to other people next year.
     

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