Day 16 Temp question . . . please help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KatyTheChickenLady, May 5, 2009.

  1. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I'm on day sixteen with 27 eggs in a hova1588. Second hatch for me and the bator.
    The temp has held steady at 100.8 the entire time and last hatch as well.
    I had the humidity a bit to high and am correcting the small air cell issue by letting it go a bit lower for a few days.
    Problem is once I let the humidity drop the temp dropped too. I don't know if the two are related.
    It's holding steady at 99.5 . . . is this to low? The room is stable temp. I am not sure if this is a problem or not and if it is, is it a big enough problem to start messing with adjustments this late in the game? Input please:/
  2. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Does it have a fan or is it still air? 99.5 is perfect for forced air! I think still air should be a bit higher...? I'm not an expert though, I'm sure someone else will chime in.
  3. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    Katy- I did two things during hatch. I added sponges for humidity and I laid two dish towels (tea-towel size) over the plastic window on each side of the power cord input point, careful not to block the vent hole on top. This helped hold temp with the higher humidity. Also, I only added very hot water to the tray when it needed water.
  4. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I have the Genesis 1588 as well and your temps are fine. Mine ranges from 99.3 to 100.6 and I have awesome hatch rates. I keep my humidity between 40 and 50 until day 19 and then between 60 & 65 on day 19 - 21. W/ my bator when my humidity gets low my temp rises which sounds like is opposite to what you have, but your temps sound good. I'm on my 8th hatch and haven't had any issues.
  5. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I don't have the same incubator and this is only my second hatch as well but my incubator was sitting right at 100 degrees all the time Everyone says it should be higher but I had a 80% first hatch and now I am on day 19 and have two hatched and 7 more pipped. I let my humidity go low as well The lowest it went was 38% I upped it when I took the turner out to 65%. What I did once the temp was set I did not move it. If it got alittle low I covered it with towels. being sure not to cover the vent holes. This worked for me I am by no means a seasoned hatcher but so far so good.
    I have to watch my humidity here in Florida as we have very high humidity here so I keep mine lower. Hope this gives you some ideas Micki
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Wow that was fast! Thank you everyone! Ok I won't worry anymore and will bring the humidity back up on day 18/19. Thanks again!

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