Who has still air Hova Bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by winstonsgrrrl, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. winstonsgrrrl

    winstonsgrrrl In the Brooder

    Aug 10, 2009
    Getting ready to set my Coturnix quail eggs and just wondering what kind of hatch rate people are getting with the Hova still airs with no turner? I like to know what I'm shooting for. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009

  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    My house is not stable enough for them.....
  3. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    I just had a chicken egg hatch rate of 4 out of 14 in mine! They had been in an LG with a fan part of the time though so probably not a good comparison. Good luck.
  4. NatalieB

    NatalieB Songster

    Jun 27, 2009
    Ashby, MA
    I have not had too much luck---my problem being drop in temps at night. My last hatch I got 3 chicks out of 12. I will take it, but I did order a brinsea in the hope of less temp spikes and calibration of this and that. I want the rhonco of incubation.....just set it and forget it!!!! LOL
    My advice would be to not keep playing with the temp, unless it is way off. Otherwise you will be playing ALL day. I also did dry incubation until day 18 and then sent to humity up high with towels (hot towels) dont use a bowl of water cause I had a chick drown on me. So sad. Hope my rambling helps.........(mine is a still air with auto turner)
    Good luck!!
  5. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    I had a very successful coturnix hatch in my still-air hovabator, I don't remember exact figures, but, you shouldn't have a problem.
  6. kooltex

    kooltex Songster

    Oct 15, 2009
    NE Tx
    Have had very good hatches with mine, but I have a turner. First time hatching had 37 out of 42 chicken eggs hatch, these were not shipped eggs. Hatched some shipped button quail had 20 out of 35 hatch. I like it, I just need something bigger.
  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I have a hovabator but it has a turner. My house is old and drafty and it has wide temperature fluctuations. I just plugged in my hovabator but I ran an extension cord and put it in the middle shelf of the linen closet and insulated all around it with towels and blankets, but left enough gaps for good air circulation, and put a rubber band around the door knobs so it can't be acccidently left open. I will tell you how well I do in about three weeks! Wish me luck! So far it is holding very steady today at 101 with the hygrometer setting on top of a large piece of hardware cloth on top of the eggs.

  8. FreeRange Drulie

    FreeRange Drulie In the Brooder

    May 26, 2009
    With chickens we had 32 out of 41 hatch in the hova bator. We do have an egg turner thoe. But no fan. GL!
  9. baldie

    baldie Songster

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    I have a still air with no turner and my hatches are always great...well not always, sometimes they are not as good with shipped eggs, but that has nothing to do with the incubator! [​IMG]
  10. missfitch

    missfitch Songster

    Mar 23, 2009
    Marysville Ohio
    just hatched 8 out of 9 in mine, and the last one was full term monster chick, perfect hatch in my books!!!

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