decreasing temp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nthehunt, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. nthehunt

    nthehunt Out Of The Brooder

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    after finding plans online I built a homemade bator, using a styrofoam cooler, having a hard time getting the temp down, ts been holding steady for about 12 hours at 103.5 with 45-50% humidity, the cooler is 8x12"x 13" high, I have a 15watt bulb in the top of the cooler. the light does not have a dimmer on it, would more ventilation lower my temp or would it just drop my humidity level?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I don't think more ventilation will help much with the temp, but why not try it since you're testing it out.
     
  3. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you need a thermostat...Broken Record!!!!! a incubator without a thermostat is like ...Driveing a car without a steering wheel...cva34
     
  4. nthehunt

    nthehunt Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got the temp stable now at 100.2 and 46% humidity, I've got an 8oz cup of water, how do I raise humidity after day 18 without raising temp? Without getting a thermostat (I'm gonna rebuild after this hatch, with more room and thermostat)
     

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