Bator Temp question????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pamperedpoultry, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Ok I've pulled the bator out to start a batch of eggs. I've got 2 and I used both of them a lil over 3 months ago. Anyhows I decided to put both my theomometers in. One is turned this way / on the left hand side inbetween the corner and the middle the other is turn this way \\ opposite side and at the bottm The temp's between the 2 are almost 10 deg different. Which should I go by??? its a still air no fan....
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009
  2. Hi! The one at egg height.

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    Lisa
     
  3. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    neither is at egg height right now I haven't put the eggs in yet...I'm tryin to get it regulated before I put them in.
     
  4. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Unfortunately...that's the problem with a still air. There will be temp differences throughout the bator. You could get one more thermometer to and see if one of the others is off.

    The easiest thing would be to get a PC fan to put in there.

    If you do end up keeping it still air, rotating the location of your eggs in the bator will help. (Otherwise you have some that hatch way earlier than others.)
     
  5. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    I've had some good hatches and I've had some that wasn't as good. But I've never stuck the second themo. in so I didn't realize the temp difference. I normally always rotate the eggs from the middle to the outside since I dont have a turner either and have to hand turn them.
     
  6. Hi! Get the thermometers up to what will be 'egg height' and go from there.
    There can be a great change in temps in a still-air incubator from 'laying on the wire' to 'egg height'.
    You always want to measure air temperature at egg height.
    Good luck!
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    Lisa
     
  7. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Thanks! I'll do that. I'm goin to give it awhile too I just turned it on a lil over 30 min ago. I looked just a sec ago and they are about 8 deg off now.
    gettin a lil closer now..
     

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