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Homemade incubator problems... Any advice appreciated!

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We have a home made incubator that we just had a 100% hatch (10 out of 10 ducklings) in on Wednesday. We have another batch due to hatch tomorrow, so we moved them into the homemade incubator (the "lockdown" incubator) but the temp dropped to 91 and I CANNOT for the life of me get it to go up. Humidity is between 65-70%. We have 3 external pips. Any advice? Will they still be able to hatch if I just leave it at 91 degrees? Or should I make attempts to open the incubator and change the bulb (getting heat from a brooder light) to see if that makes a difference? The temp for the last hatch was about 98 degrees with 65-70% humidity. Any advice is appreciated!
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If they are pipping just leave it alone, not worth trying to tinker with it and cook them... Time to invest the few dollars in a thermostat control...
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Originally Posted by MeepBeep View Post

If they are pipping just leave it alone, not worth trying to tinker with it and cook them... Time to invest the few dollars in a thermostat control...
No kidding! Think I will do that before our next batch due next week! Thanks for the reply smile.png
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