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It's possible delay in growth could affect viability. At only a degree or too low though, I'd expect more slow development-late hatchers than early deaths, at least that many.

Hi, my incubator had a hatch rate of 20% because i added too much water at the last 2 days. The Water surface touched the eggs. the eggs sucked the water, the chicks died inside. now I added two fans to my incubator, i am able to keep the temperature either between       1 (36-37.5)        or     2 (37.5-39).   which temperature range do you think better? is 36 too low? is 39 too high? Thank you Amy in advance. Ewww by the way, I love you  :)

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Hi, my incubator had a hatch rate of 20% because i added too much water at the last 2 days. The Water surface touched the eggs. the eggs sucked the water, the chicks died inside. now I added two fans to my incubator, i am able to keep the temperature either between       1 (36-37.5)        or     2 (37.5-39).   which temperature range do you think better? is 36 too low? is 39 too high? Thank you Amy in advance. Ewww by the way, I love you  :)

You're gonna make me do math....tisk tisk...lol  36 is way too low that puts you amost 3 degrees under the recommended. 39 is a bit to high as it puts you around 102F which for forced air is 3 degrees too high.  The closer to 37.5-38 you can keep it the better off it'll be. If it's running 36ish you're going to see a delay in the hatch by a day or two. 39 you'll see early hatchers, if the heat isn't too much. With my forced air I don't like to see it go above 101 or 38.3.


Edited by AmyLynn2374 - 4/26/16 at 1:58pm

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