100 even

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by coppahed, May 12, 2011.

  1. coppahed

    coppahed In the Brooder

    Sep 12, 2007
    My homemade incubator, cooler w/glass window, stays at 99-100 at all times. Should I mess w/adding a fan? I have read that 101 w/out fan, 99.5 w/fan is ideal. Any help or thoughts would be appreciated.

  2. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    I'm am no where near an expert, so take my thoughts lightly.

    I would add a fan, just to be sure that there are no hot spots, to make sure that the temp is even throughout.

  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    With all honasty, it wouldn't be a bad idea.

    However, when we first started the whole incubation stuff, we did not have a fan.

    The directions said 99.5F so that's what it was at. My chicks hatched fine, and I had
    an exellent hatch rate. So don't get into a big hurry, but next hatch, I'd look into getting

    one. [​IMG]

    Happy Hatching!
    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  4. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    For still air, 101 at the top of the eggs is perfect... If you want to add a fan, go for it... I have had fairly good hatches with no fan too though... [​IMG]

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