Egg Temperatures.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bradfordj, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Bradfordj

    Bradfordj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am currently incubating 12 Silver Spangled Hambergs and 18 various other breeds. I have been having issues with quality of thermometers, which are showing me various temperatures, so I have been using a temperature gun to see the actual temps of the egg itself. Majority of the eggs were right where I wanted them however a few eggs were up to 5 degrees Celsius cooler than rest. They haven't quite been in there a week yet so I haven't candled them, but was wondering if anyone knew if these temperature variations could predict if the egg was fertile or not?
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Chances are they are in a cooler spot in the bator. Try rotating them with other eggs and see if the temp comes up. If you have cool spots in the incubator it may also be part of the reasoning you are getting various temps with the thermometers as well.
     
  3. farnorth

    farnorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have a temp gun. Investigated them today wanting to know how accurate they are....they are only accurate plus or minus 2 degrees F. so may not be altogether accurate either. It's very frustrating I know when you have 4 or 5 thermometers and they all read different and you can't be sure what to trust.
     
  4. Bradfordj

    Bradfordj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forced air incubator, fan works very well, it's literally four eggs in random spots. The ones all around them are bang on, and all of the SSH are bang as well, and placed in rows in an auto turner.
     
  5. Bradfordj

    Bradfordj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My temp gun was 500$ and accurate to .2°F we use it for moisture testing on our grain farm.
     
  6. Bradfordj

    Bradfordj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I appreciate the thoughts and suggestions.
     

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