Anbient room temps/humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by zekii, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2010
    New Hampsha
    I am thinking of moving my incubator to the basement of my home.
    Right now temperatures there are 55 to 65 degrees F, and relative humidity is
    I am thinking at least these factors will be more stable in the basement this time
    of year, since the house temps are fluctuating alot.

    How do you think this sounds... anyone have experience running their incuabator
    at similar anbient temps ?
    I'll be using a Brinsea Oct20 Eco, and for hatching a hovabator

    Anybody here know if this will
  2. AlexFaye

    AlexFaye New Egg

    Apr 16, 2012
    Louisville, KY
    I was having a problem with mine holding a temp with the house temp fluctuating as well. If I keep the air set on 70 degrees and also keep a little space heater beside my incubator that is also set on 70 that the temp will stay stable. When it's 85 degrees during the day then 37 at night it's hard to keep these temps stable!
  3. AlexFaye

    AlexFaye New Egg

    Apr 16, 2012
    Louisville, KY
    Well we have a homeade incubator and my boyfriend just wired a hot water heater thermostat to the light (our heat source) in it. It is keeping a way better temp as far as stability goes!
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    You should be able to consult the owners manual for the best temps for that model. My LG does hold it's temp better at the recommended range of ambient temperatures. If you need another manual, they are ususaly available on line.

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