Day 17 and I'm worried about the temp.....

P0U1TRYP3RS0N

Songster
12 Years
Mar 11, 2007
296
6
159
Everything was going good in the 'bator...I kept the water trays full and the temp stayed a nice 99.7 farenheit. Now we're on day 17, and on 15 the 'bator decided 98.6 was a better temp. I haven't touched the thermostat, and add water two nights ago and wonder if that's what did it. I remember reading somewhere that as humidity goes up, temperature must go down, and vice a versa. Now I'm really worried....Can they still hatch if the temp is 99.4 or 99.8? Or will they all be dead in shell? It's a LG 9200 w/ the fan kit installed.
PS- Any suggestions from other LG incubator owners on increasing the humidity?
 

equus2

Songster
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
310
1
141
Near Antelope Island, Utah!!
I've been bragging to friends that my hatch rate is 100% so far this year, despite temps that ranged from 97 (for over a day) to 103 (for about 4 hours.) The rest of the time, we were at 99-100. In addition the turner quit for 2 days, and my humidity is always jumpy (I live in the dry dry west....hard to stabilize).

PS - don't be impressed by the 100%!! I have sat, and hatched, ONE egg this year......HOWEVER, I just put 26 lively ones in the hatchers, and they had similar temps. Just 2 ringers and 2 clears. Last year was a much tougher year, due to a out-of-whack hygrometer, that I didn't know to calibrate (until someone here suggested it).


Good Luck!!
 

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