HATCH TIME FAN ON or OFF ?????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chayton, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. chayton

    chayton In the Brooder

    Oct 28, 2009
    Weatherford, TX
    Its getting close to lockdown day for me and I wondered if it would be better for me to turn the fan off in the incubator. I thought with it running the membrane might dry out faster. Am I over thinking???
  2. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    As long as your humidity is right, the fan will help stabilize the temp and dry the chicks faster.
  3. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    On and just make sure you keep the humidity a little higher than you would in a still air. The dryer the air and the more air movement the higher the humidity needs to be in the bator. Chicks benefit from the increased air flow and the temps stay more even so if possible it's better to leave it on unless your in a really dry climate and you really can't get the humidity up.
  4. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster

    Ventilation is VERY IMPORTANT at hatch time. [​IMG]

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