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How To Use Poultry Egg Incubator
As the leading manufacturer of high-quality poultry egg incubator, we at Livi Machinery are dedicated to helping you achieve the best hatch rates possible.

Incubating chicken eggs is an exciting process that requires precision and care. As the leading manufacturer of high-quality poultry egg incubator, we at Livi Machinery are dedicated to helping you achieve the best hatch rates possible. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use incubators for chicken eggs.

Step 1: Choosing the Right poultry egg Incubator

Before you start, it’s essential to choose an incubator that meets your needs. At Livi Machinery, we offer a range of incubators for sale, from small, beginner-friendly models to large, commercial-grade machines. Ensure the incubator you select has reliable temperature control, humidity regulation, and proper ventilation.

Step 2: Setting Up the Incubator

  1. Placement: Place the incubator in a room with a stable temperature and away from direct sunlight or drafts. A room temperature of 70-75°F (21-24°C) is ideal.
  2. Cleaning: Clean the incubator thoroughly before use to prevent any bacterial contamination. Use a mild disinfectant and ensure it is completely dry before adding the eggs.
  3. Testing: Run the incubator empty for at least 24 hours to ensure it maintains a stable temperature of around 99.5°F (37.5°C) and a humidity level of 50-55%.

Step 3: Preparing the Eggs

  1. Selection: Choose clean, uncracked eggs from healthy hens. The eggs should be stored at room temperature for no more than 7 days before incubation.
  2. Marking: Mark each egg with an 'X' on one side and an 'O' on the other. This will help you track their rotation during the incubation process.

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Step 4: Incubation

  1. Loading the Eggs: Place the eggs in the incubator with the large end slightly elevated. This helps the developing chick position itself for hatching.
  2. Turning: Turn the eggs at least three times a day to prevent the embryo from sticking to the shell. If your incubator has an automatic turner, this step is automated.
  3. Temperature and Humidity: Maintain a constant temperature of 99.5°F (37.5°C) and humidity at 50-55% for the first 18 days. Increase the humidity to 65-70% for the final three days before hatching.

Step 5: Hatching

  1. Lockdown: On day 18, stop turning the eggs and increase the humidity. This period is known as "lockdown."
  2. Observation: During the last three days, avoid opening the incubator as much as possible to maintain humidity levels. The chicks will start to pip (break through the shell) and should hatch within 24-48 hours.
  3. Post-Hatching: Allow the chicks to dry off and fluff up inside the incubator before moving them to a brooder. This usually takes about 24 hours.

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Temperature Fluctuations: Minor fluctuations are normal, but large variations can be harmful. Ensure your incubator is in a stable environment.
  • Humidity Control: Use a hygrometer to monitor humidity levels accurately. Adding a sponge soaked in water can help increase humidity if needed.
  • Egg Candling: Candling the eggs (shining a light through them) around day 7 and 14 can help you check the development and remove any non-viable eggs.
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Why Choose Livi Machinery Incubators

At Livi Machinery, we pride ourselves on providing top-of-the-line chicken incubator for sale that ensure the best possible conditions for your eggs. Our incubators come equipped with advanced features such as:

  • Precise Temperature Control: Ensures a stable environment for optimal embryo development.
  • Automatic Egg Turning: Takes the guesswork out of turning eggs and helps maintain consistent conditions.
  • Reliable Humidity Regulation: Keeps humidity at the perfect level to support successful hatching.

If you're looking for a reliable incubator, Livi Machinery has a range of options to suit both small-scale and commercial needs.

Visit our website to explore our selection and find the perfect incubator for your egg hatching project.

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Using an incubator to hatch chicken eggs can be a rewarding experience with the right equipment and knowledge. By following these steps and tips, you can maximize your hatching success. Trust Livi Machinery to provide the best incubators for your needs, ensuring healthy and successful hatches every time. Check out our range of incubators for sale and start your hatching journey today!

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