Any successful hatches with fluctuating temps and low humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DangerChickenHouse, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My average humidity has been around 30. Mostly lower though.

    My temps stay around 99 - 100 degrees. HOWEVER, they have been known to drop to 97 or rise to 104.

    What are my chances? By the way, I'm doing this with a cardboard box and a lightbulb.
     
  2. AreYouLoved

    AreYouLoved Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought this outside use temp/humidity monitor from WalMart for $13 with a long thin cord with the sensor at the end.

    I have a preset to 100degrees Genesis 1588 HovaBator (older not newly revised model with digital display). It measures the temps right on the money. But the humidity stays around 30% and that was when the water trough in the bottom was half full and when it was completely full so I don't entirely trust it to measure the humidity correctly.

    Any suggestions on a humidity monitor for my incubator would be appreciated.

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  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha. Cardboard box and a lightbulb. Keeping it classy. Thats what i use too actually! Well i "upgraded" to a styrofoam box and a lightbulb. You're chances are fine. No real alarms with your temps. Just make sure you keep it cooler rather than hotter. 104 is getting a little hot. Don't want to cook the embryo. You should be good though. I have 106 degree scares every once in a while.
     
  4. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We only set three eggs. One is a dud. We recently re-homed our rooster, so no more fertilized eggs. So, I hope this works!
     

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