Going from forced air to still air for lockdown what temp?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by phoenix912, May 27, 2012.

  1. phoenix912

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    I was given a LG still air incubator. I want to use it for a hatcher only. Tomorrow is lockdown. Days 1-18 in forced air LG. Temp 99-100 humidity 30-40. What temp do I want in the still air for the last three days? Never used a seperate hatcher before. I would hate to kill the eggs in the last 3 days. The still air has been running 99 towards the bottom. 102-103 where the top of the eggs would be. I know the humidity needs to be at least 65. I want to get temps right and stable first. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. mnferalkitty

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    I put my small wood cabinet still air incubator that I use for hatching at 99-100, I don't have a humidity gauge but I fill both of the metal trays that came with the incubator with water
     
  3. phoenix912

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    Is it better to use the still air because there's no fan to dry them out?
     
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    I use both kinds fan and still and to tell you the truth my hatch rates are the same for both chickens and ducks
     
  5. phoenix912

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    Ok was just wondering if it would help stop the shrinkwrap problems some. I'm so nervous about switching them that I just might not do it. I probably need to find a better way to test run the still air.
     
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    I really don't have a problem with shrink wrapping in my bators, I have an auto turner, I only candle twice, I make sure the water is full in the trays on day 18 and I don't open any bator for anything. Do you want me to send you some eggs so you can try it out? You would just have to pay shipping [​IMG]
     
  7. phoenix912

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    Thanks for the offer. I have fertile eggs. I just don't want to have to wait 21 days. My other LG works good. I got the extra one for free might as well use it as long as it doesn't screw up my eggs.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2012
  8. phoenix912

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    Hey Kitty I just took a look at you're babies. I might just take you up on you're offer of eggs even though my BF will kill me.
     

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