advice needed

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  1. duckin22

    duckin22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im on my first hatch. Im using a lg still air, doing the dry method. My temp has been mostly 101, but some fluctuations between 99 and 102. Humidity in low 30's. Im on day 19. Started lockdown yesterday. My temp is 99 and humidity is 65%. Should i bump up the temp? I find when I try to move it even a hair then it starts to get out of control. It has been a steady 99 for 24 hours now. I know thats kinda on the low side for the still air but im scared to try and bump it up. Do you think it would be okay, or should i chance it and bump it up?
     
  2. duckin22

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    Well it dropped down to 97 so i had to bump it up anyway
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    should be at 99' dropped down from 99.5, of course still air is diff. 101-102, maybe dropped down to 100'. anyway mine is still air I am on day 19 but my eggs might not go to lock down till tonight or tomorrow morning, I am not going to lock down till they are ready. [​IMG]
     
  4. gimmie birdies

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    if you raise the heat you might get an earlier hatch, but I would not advise it.
     
  5. duckin22

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    Okay for some reason I didnt realize I was supposed to drop the temperature at lockdown. I am at 100 now that I bumped it up after it was down to 97 so I guess that is what i should stay at with the still air? So as long as I stay around 99-100 I should be good?
     
  6. gimmie birdies

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    yup.
     

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