98.5 degrees farenheit in a Little Giant forced-air incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by P0U1TRYP3RS0N, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My incubator is holding steady (for now) at 99.5...according to my thermomter. I tried to check it's accurecy against the thermostat- It was within one degree. It registered about a degree cooler than the thermostat. So the 'bator says it's holding steady at 99.5 (YAY!)...So, assuming for safety's sake it could be up to a degree cooler in there....It's about 98.5 or 98.7 Farenheit. Is 98.7 degrees in a forced air incubator an okay temp for hatching chicks? Not too cold? Opionions please!
     
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  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    if its a degree lower you will be fine. It may take a day or to longer to hatch though

    Hope this helps
     
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  3. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does help. Thanks!
     

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