First Incubation Attempt

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dyork8, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. dyork8

    dyork8 In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2016
    I built a coolerbator from many of your ideas and have been running it for two days to get it stabilized at 99.5 ish. This morning I put my eggs in and the thermometer/ hygrometer (which is laying in the middle of the eggs) is reading between 96.5 - 98. Obviously opening the store and placing cool eggs in it (they were being stored at around 60 degrees) has broken the previous temp cycle.

    Question: Should I leave it alone and let it stableize once everything settles back in and the eggs warm slowly or adjust the thermostat to get the temp up immediately? The eggs have been in about 2.5 hrs at this point. I'm really not looking forward to messing with the thermostat but obviously will if necessary.

  2. br0nc0

    br0nc0 Chirping

    Jan 14, 2017
    I usually wait for it to stabilize and then adjust if neccesary, messing with settings now might do more harm than good if you can't set it back properly afterwards... Depending on the size and insulation it can take awhile to get the temperature stabilized, but I believe that it should already be ok by now :)

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