Acceptable range for incubator Temp.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazzzymike13, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. crazzzymike13

    crazzzymike13 Songster

    Dec 15, 2007
    I made my own incubator and now I am wondering what would be an acceptable range to keep my temp? One side of the bator is a degree or 2 cooler than the other side. I read that 97-101 is acceptable. I just want to make sure from someone who does this alot. The humidity I keep at 45% the first 18, then 65% til hatch? Thank Ya!


  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I would say 98-101. I am uncomfortable with 97. I prefer straight 100.
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Quote:The only way it could get any better is if the eggs were under a hen. 98 will give you a late hatch. 101 will give you an early hatch. 103 for any lenght of time will cook the eggs.
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    I have a fairly decent electronic thermometer and thermostat in my box so MY acceptable range is between 99.5-99.9 with preference for 99.7. It will hold to that range nearly always once I have it loaded and it settles down.

    But honestly anywhere between 99.0 and 100.5 is OK. Over or below and I'd try to tweak it.

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