Originally Posted by AmyLynn2374
It's normal after putting eggs in to have temp fluctuation until they all warm up to the air. I will say, 72% is very high for the first 17 days of incubation, so you're going to want that to come down. I use a LG9200, so I am familiar with the struggle of trying to keep a steady temp and having to closely monitor the bator. The biggest things I have found to be factors are keeping the bator in a room with a steady temp and no drafts (outside doors that are opened, windows that may be drafty) away from extra light sources that are turned on and off frequently. Windows where the sun beats down on the bator. Or outside walls that may give off cold.
Okay, thank you very much. The temp is steady now between 99.5-100 degrees. I just took the wet towel out and now the humidity is dropping, do you have any recommendations for keeping the humidity between 55-60%? The incubator is in our spare room on top of a gun safe. It has a pretty steady temperature with not very many disruptions besides turning on the light to check on the bator. There are two windows in there but they are covered with blinds and no direct sunlight hits the bator since it is far away from both windows. Sorry for all of the questions, my hatch rate wasn't very high last time I only had 2 eggs hatch out of 7, and one chick didn't end up making it. This time I have 18 eggs and I want to make sure I am doing everything right, so any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.