Originally Posted by Gypsi
I believe the trip to 113 degrees on last Monday was what killed most of my non hatching dozen. 3 sank in the water float test, one wasn't fertile, the other 2 chicks ran out of air from my low temps and excessive humidity. the other 9 have airspace and my guess is would have hatched if not for the temp spike, of the 6 that did hatch, that is about how many would not have been too close to the lightbulb and wouldn't have gotten hot enough. I lost 1, which leaves me with 5. I am getting another dozen eggs for my new bigger incubator but I need a thermostat that I can plug a light fixture into I think. Does anyone have suggestions?
look at reptile heat controllers as they are plug and play (no wiring just plug one end into socket then plug the light into the controller)
113 was defiantly bad as 115 is about the limit that nothing survives for more than a few minutes. Reading your older posts you have done everything wrong and you have learnt from your mistakes. To see you talking about air space, temperature controllers, bigger incubator, temp spikes I can see that you are learning fast and dealing with the problems as you face them, Congrats on the ones that made it and I know that your hatch rates will soon be as high as the pro's.
p.s all the ones that didn't make it were probably cockerels any way. (that's what I tell myself).