But, looking back on all my notes (not very good notes in the beginning) this morn. I noticed my 1st batch of chicken eggs I had 2 temp spikes while incubating. I keep 3-4 glass Aquarium thermometers in the bator and the hatcher, (I have calibrated them) and they tend to be different temps, withing 2 to 4 degrees of eachother. I find it hard to keep a constant temp with the styrofoam bators. I really need to get better bators, if I am going to keep incubating.
I also noticed that when in lockdown (for chicken eggs) my temps were from 96 degrees to 100 degrees. Anything over 98.5 degrees is too High, right?
I have only incubated 2 batches of chicken eggs and 1 batch of duck eggs.
Everytime I read about temps and humidity I see a degree or 2 difference in these and I try to stay within them.
Looking back at my notes and really thinking about it, I think my temps may be fluxuating too much. I really try not to touch the dials and up and down, but it goes up and down on its own.... the bator, I can't control a poor/cheap bator.
This time I am trying the "bator in a box" method and see if the temps stay steady. I ready that if you wrap your bator with a towel/blanket or but it in a box (just up to the sides of the bator) this helps the styrofoam bators keep temps from spiking. I dont know? I just keep reading and trying. Just like they say "a practicing Doctor" I am "a practicing hatcher".
Thanks ladies, any comments are welcomed. I love to learn and hear what works for you.