Do I have the temp right?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rosaline, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. rosaline

    rosaline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have just finished making my bator. I have had it going for nearly 4 hours and it seams stable to me. I havent put in my eggs yet as I wanted to make sure I had the temp right. At the moment it is reading 97.5 F. Is this ok? or does it need to be higher [​IMG]

    Thankyou for your help x
     
  2. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a fan in your incubator?
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on making your own bator. It's a good feeling. I keep mine at 99.5 and I always let my bator run for at least 24hrs before I put any eggs in. It usually takes mine that long to get the humidity working right. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  4. rosaline

    rosaline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No fan in incubator, no sure what type or where to get one from? [​IMG] Is it a fan that would produce warm air ?
     
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  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:A fan, like the little fan on a computer tower. It is used to circulate the warm air. Temp of 99.5 for an incubator with circulated air. I believe a still air (no fan) the temp should be 101. or 102. or something like that. Check some other posts on that, as I am not for sure. Mine has a fan, and I am not real sure on the still air.
     
  6. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A fan, like the little fan on a computer tower. It is used to circulate the warm air. Temp of 99.5 for an incubator with circulated air. I believe a still air (no fan) the temp should be 101. or 102. or something like that. Check some other posts on that, as I am not for sure. Mine has a fan, and I am not real sure on the still air.

    I thought it was the opposite?.. still air: 99.5
    circulated: 101-102
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Still air 101
    Forced air 99.5
     
  8. rosaline

    rosaline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou, I think I will do the still air bator. And I am thinking of changing my bator a little. Maybe have the light at the bottom instead of the top. Not sure....[​IMG] Just want to get the most heat from my light. I have another box if it goes wrong.

    Thanks for the advice x
     

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