Air circulation in incubator help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TedJan92_in_Idaho, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there such a thing as to much circulation?? Incubator cabinet is 96 cubic feet. I have several different fans. I was thinking of using a small 1650 rpm furnace fan. Think its to much?
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    THis is a great question. I wish I could calculate this. WHat I do know is:

    Fans can dry out the eggs; eggs should not have fans directly on them for that reason. Humidity in the incubator is also a factor in the drying out. And ventilation, how much air ( with moisture) leaves the incubator.

    As for your fan, the rpms tell you how fast it is moving the blade; the more important info is the volume of air that is being moved.

    THis is the point that I wish I had become an engineer and could give you ( and me) all the calculations to answer "yes" or "no". Sometimes trial and error reveal the answers.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Yes you can have to much. How much is to much an is your fan to much? That hard to say.
     
  4. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could I use a dimmer control to slow it down?
     

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