Best Temp & Humidity levels?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jaguar6, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Jaguar6

    Jaguar6 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all,

    I am about to try my first ever hatching experience with my boys and was wondering for a still air incubator (homemade out of a styrofoam rose cone), what the best temperature and humidity levels are because I am seeing various ranges and am a little confused.

    Thanks
     
  2. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm kinda new at this but I think your goals for a still air:

    100 Deg
    50% Humidity

    till the 18th day when you raise your Humidity to 65-70 %

    Have yo thought about adding a computer fan?
     
  3. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Quote:humid can be from the 30"s to 50"s range..and with STILL AIR model incubator's...you want 102...not 100. Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  4. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    IF YOU CAN..............

    I would suggest that you install a "computer fan" in your "homemade incubator". It's easy to do and CHEAP (maybe FREE).
    It takes very little labor and will make your incubator a LOT more EFFECTIVE. [​IMG]

    (I believe it is DEFINITELY worth the little bit of extra effort.) [​IMG]

    There are a LOT of "threads" here on BYC explaining "how-to". Just search for "computer fan". I'm sure something useful will come up on your search. [​IMG]

    just my 2 pesos worth,
    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     

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