Alternative Incubator Temperatures

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pat Mcaffee, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Pat Mcaffee

    Pat Mcaffee Chirping

    Jul 23, 2017
    Hi, I am running my first batch of eggs through my new Janoel 12 incubator. On the manual, it tells me that temps for chickens should be 38.2 C from days 1-6, 38 from 7-14, 37.8 on day 15 and 37.2-37.5 on days 16-21. I have always been taught 99.5 F the entire time and am a bit skeptical of ever running my eggs (they're faverolle bantams btw) through 95 F and fewer temps. I am on day 15 and the embryos are doing great. Should I follow this recommendation or stay at 99.5?
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

    Jun 23, 2013
    The Big Island/Hawaii
    I have a Janoel 12 that I have yet to hatch with although have run it to check how well it holds temp & humidity. Their instructions are really confusing but common sense prevails. I've also learned 99.5 - 102.0 for temp depending if its Still Air or Fan. I would continue as you are but watch your humidity.

    I'm new at this but have done a ton of reading, the experienced will peep in with their knowledge & I'll be watching.
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  3. Miss717

    Miss717 Songster

    May 5, 2011
    Rushville, NE
    Actually 99.5 = 37.5. So if you were following their recommendations you should have run the incubator warmer earlier in your incubation cycle
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Continue as you are, and good luck for a successful hatch.
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