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I set my eggs early this morning. It only took 30mins for it to heat to a steady 99.5. It was steady for a while! Then it jumped to 101 around noon. I then adjusted it a teeny tiny bit down to get back to 99.5. I just checked on it and it was at 97.5! How do I get this thing stable again?
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Which incubator is it? I think you mentioned in another thread but I've forgotten.

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Mine has been doing the same thing due to our hot weather.  The humidity is up also.   Since it is not close to lock down I have been lifting the top just slightly to let the extra heat and humidity out, it stay study at night at 99.5.    This is the first time i have had this trouble, so hopefully I have not hurt the eggs any by doing this.  

I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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Originally Posted by SunHwaKwon View Post

Which incubator is it? I think you mentioned in another thread but I've forgotten.
Its a LG still air incubator. It's at least 6 years old.
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Originally Posted by AtlantisPeeps View Post


Its a LG still air incubator. It's at least 6 years old.

It's still air, so you want it at 101-102 anyway, not 99.5, with the temps being taken at the top of the eggs.  My 9200 (which is your model if I remember right) has the fan, but outside variants affect the inside temps. As long as mine stays above 99.5 and below 101, I leave it alone. With still air as long as it doesn't go over 102 or under 100.5, I would leave it alone.

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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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