Fan incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Vellie, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Vellie

    Vellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Little Giant incubator's and I put a fan in them. After the 18 days and I take the fan out do I then increase the temp 101 because it becomes a still air? [​IMG]
     
  2. wvtim

    wvtim Out Of The Brooder

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    Where did you see to turn the fan off at 18 days? I've never seen that anywhere.
     
  3. Vellie

    Vellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was part of chookchick cheat sheet for dry incubation and it's at the end of the page in the question answer section. I was assuming the lockdown period was the last 3 days...is that wrong?


    Q. Will this work on a forced-air incubator?

    A. Yes, many have used it on a forced air incubator, but I suggest you don't let the humidity dip below 20% for a prolonged duration, adding a tad of water through a straw if it's that low for more than 24 hours. I also advocate using the paper towels on the last three days STRONGLY, because anytime a pip is large but the pipper is slow, gluing can occur more easily with the fan and air movement.

    If you can turn off the fan for the lockdown period, that would be ideal.



     

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