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102 temp is it safe?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by playswithfowl, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    My incubator is constantly wanting to go to up to 102 degrees instead of 101 no matter how much I turn the thermostat down it eventually go back up. Is this safe? it never goes above 102 and whenever it gets up to 102 I take the lid off and lower the thermostat. The eggs are going on day 3. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to solve this problem?

    Please help. [​IMG]
     
  2. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    anyone??
     
  3. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
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    I don't know how to solve it no, sorry [​IMG] But I do know that when my temps hit 104* I was told that was part of the trouble w/a batch I had that had their intestines born outside & other deformities. So, I would watch it. I am not experienced enough to be of much help, but I would *think* 102 would just mean an earlier hatch...??? But, that's not really what you want...
    Kristi
     
  4. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    Are you using a still air incubator or forced air? What are you using to measure your temps?
     
  5. cadman68

    cadman68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for a still air incubator that temp wouldn't cause problems, but if it is forced air it's too hot.
     
  6. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    Sorry i forgot to say that I have a still-air hovabator. Thanks>
     
  7. hart31

    hart31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it have a wafer thermostat?
    I saw a previous post about wafers which were going bad sometimes kept readjusting the temp upwards.
    Turn it down.. temp goes back up...turn it down...temp goes back up...etc
     

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