Anybody have trouble hatching in winter?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Maryallison, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Temps have been pretty cool even here in Florida. The back room of the house where I do all my hatching has some "vent issues"too so the room is even cooler. I was thinking about trying to hatch some chicks in about 3 weeks and was just hoping the cooler house temps don't mess with the incubator too much. I plan to bring incubator out to my living room where temps are a little warmer. My daytime house temps range between 65 & 71 right now. Any tips on stablizing my incubator temp?
     
  2. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
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    In the winter, I usually setup my incubator away from any windows or vents. I let the temp stabilize for about two or three days before putting the eggs inside. So far, so good. I had one hatch go haywire this winter. My husband had put the incubator too close to the heat vent so the temp would flunctuate too much throughout the day. [​IMG]
     
  3. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    My room that the bator is in runs between 50 and 65 (we are cheap, using oil heat ($$). No problems at all with my last hatch.
     
  4. Charm1704

    Charm1704 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the bator in my large bathroom, it's the warmest room in my house with no drafts. hatched chicks last tuesday, and expecting another one in a couple of days......no problems here. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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