98.8 good enough?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PrinceSandwich, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My incubator temp is pretty sketchy and it's hard to get exact temps ( don't worry, my new Sportsman is in the mail [​IMG] ), and it seems the best I can do is around 98.8. Is that good enough?
     
  2. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope... if it has a fan, it needs to be 99.5, if no fan, then the temp reading on top of the eggs will need to be 101F
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    There have been women who have incubated in their cleavage... it ought to work.

    I'm wondering though how they upped humidity on day 18...... [​IMG]
     
  4. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    I have done a hatch before at 98.5 because the thermometer I was using turned out to be off. They hatched andywhere between 1 and 4 days late. All hatched but 2 and this was a shipped batch of eggs. It is possible if that is all you have to work with.
     
  5. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] REALLY?!
     
  6. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    For a contact incubator that would be on the fringe.. Thus the Busts were working as a contact incubator. Raising the humidity can be easily raised... But we will leave that one alone [​IMG]
     
  7. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Was your incubator a still air or circulated?
     
  8. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Body temp would be pretty close to 98.8..I think.
     
  9. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    In a forced air incubator eggs will grow at anything over 90*F. At 90*F to about 97 will grow but not healthy. 97 to 103 will grow an hatch.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
  10. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Oh well, won't work here.
     

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