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Cons of Keeping Incubator Temperature Low?

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So, essentially, I'm hatching eggs with a Brinsea Mini Eco; today is day 10. I can only adjust the temp with a screwdriver, and 1/4 turn is about four degrees, so I have to be very careful. I haven't adjusted the temperature since I set the eggs, because I know that too high of temps can be deadly for the embryos. Right now, I'm averaging about 97 degrees- it's a forced air model.

When I candled 2 days ago, I saw definite development in around 1/2 the eggs, as well as some darker shelled ones that I couldn't tell for certain.

So, are there any other main cons of keeping the temperature low? Should I try to adjust it? Will eggs still hatch when the incubator is at 97 degrees?

Thanks for any help :D

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Hi!

So, essentially, I'm hatching eggs with a Brinsea Mini Eco; today is day 10. I can only adjust the temp with a screwdriver, and 1/4 turn is about four degrees, so I have to be very careful. I haven't adjusted the temperature since I set the eggs, because I know that too high of temps can be deadly for the embryos. Right now, I'm averaging about 97 degrees- it's a forced air model.

When I candled 2 days ago, I saw definite development in around 1/2 the eggs, as well as some darker shelled ones that I couldn't tell for certain.

So, are there any other main cons of keeping the temperature low? Should I try to adjust it? Will eggs still hatch when the incubator is at 97 degrees?

Thanks for any help :D

Low temps result in delayed development and hatches and increases the risk of developmental problems.

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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