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Confused about temp on still air bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lovemychix, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little giant still air. Eggs should be here tomorrow from [email protected]@2four. My booklet says 99.5 to 100. But as I read about incubating on a few websites it says that the temp on the top of an egg should be 101-102 degrees. Which is it??? Please help you experts.
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, still air must run warmer at the top of the eggs, so that the bottom of them at floor level is cooler, and will average out, like a gradient. So, 101.5-102 is perfect.
     
  3. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I will adjust it up a little. I have my thermometer sitting on a fake egg now to get the temp right. I'm so excited I haven't gotten anything done but daydream about my babies. [​IMG]
     

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