Originally Posted by bkamm
Today is day 4 of my shipped silkie eggs incubation time. I have been running humidity of 32-35% temp 100.0. I have a borrowed farm innovation 2200 circulated air. Two thermometers running pretty close to reading the same.
First time incubatored here so be kind. I've read hours and hours on this site!
This morning when I woke up temp was up to 101.5. No one touched it and the room temp did not change.
Before the eggs were put in, I ran it for 5 days and I cannot get 99.5 degrees. It's either 100.0 or 97! No in between. The dial is so touchy and crazy. I'm not sure what to do. Both vents are open.
Will they be okay??
So, I have a LG9200 with fan and if you know anything about LG9200s you know getting an accurate temp in them is a chore...lol I am happy if it stays above 99 and below 101.5. I highly suggest going for the 100 ish rather than the 97. I usually average between 100-101 in mine. I do have early hatches, usually starting day 19 because of the slightly higher temps, but always have very healthy active birds.
When I have to touch the temp control, I don't turn it, I wiggle it in the direction I need (higher or lower) just enough for it to make a difference. Now, I would rather see it down to between 100-101 rather than above the 101, I would open it and let the temp drop a degree, but it's when the temp starts getting to the 102 and above that I would panic.
Hope this helps the stress and keep us updated on the hatch.