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post #11 of 17
I think you want a medium00 degrees and when I got up it was waaay over... I only have an outdoor thermometer and its in the cooler right now but I don't know if it's accurate for an incubator. I have no choice but to trust the thermostat once I put them in the incubator.i hope it's not too late for these little guys.


Turn up the thermonstat just a little-wait an hour and then check the temperature. The thermometer being what it is I think going for a somewhat lower temperature might be good idea-100 degrees.

Repeat as necessary. When you put the eggs in, it may take a longer period for the temperature to go back to 100-DO NOT TURN THE THERMOSTAT UP. Humidity should be around 50%.  I will be online in a few hours. Good luck.

post #12 of 17
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I'm not sure which thermostat to trust...
post #13 of 17
Go with the reading on the left as it appears to be part of the incubator. If you have not done so, put the eggs in the incubator
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by coolchik View Post

I'm not sure which thermostat to trust...
I am working with an old computer-how frustrating. I have posted repeatedly to no avail. I am not familiar with this brand of incubator, but from what I see, the humidity is way too low. I see 35% and it should be closer to 50%. If you haven't add warm water to the incubator.
Edited by nchls school - 3/22/16 at 5:24pm
post #15 of 17
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Ok, they're in. I'm gonna go by the bator's thermostat and its at 50% humidity. They are on the egg turner. I'll keep watch but now there's nothing else I can do. I'll take the turner out at day 18 before lockdown.What's the correct temp and humidity level for lockdown? I was thinking the humidity needed to be higher...
post #16 of 17
Best of luck
Jenna
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by coolchik View Post

Ok, they're in. I'm gonna go by the bator's thermostat and its at 50% humidity. They are on the egg turner. I'll keep watch but now there's nothing else I can do. I'll take the turner out at day 18 before lockdown.What's the correct temp and humidity level for lockdown? Temp stays the same-increase humidity to 65% at lockdown.I was thinking the humidity needed to be higher...

Edited by nchls school - 3/22/16 at 6:08pm
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