Adjust Temps?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mochicken, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I have a Janoel JN8-48 that I have hatched quite a few chickens and quail, I have had a 90%+ hatch rate. The temp says 99.5 degrees and I have never checked it because my hatch rates have been fine.

    I put a manual outdoor thermometer in there today to double check the temps and it says 101-102

    Do you think I need to adjust the temp or just leave it be? I have not turned the incubator off since October 1st its ran nonstop and hatched everything out great but if its too high I dont want it do damage, it always say 99.3-99.5 and never goes higher than 99.5 so I am guessing that if the manual thermometer is correct then 101-102 is what I have hatched my chicks at
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I would find a third thermometer, and see what that one says.
    Don't touch the temp yet.
     
  3. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Yeah I ordered a digital incubator thermometer that should be here tomorrow, I will wait till then and check it.
     

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