1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.


Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ricks Chicks, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Songster

    Question? If the inside of my house is kept at 70 degrees can i just keep eggs in my house nesteled in a blanket to incubate them?
  2. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I don't know, hopefully someone does. But I know with my forced air incubator, the temp has to stay around 99.5. Still air is higher than that. Can you get the temps that high and stable in a blanket?

    Also, how would you control the humidity?

    I'd be interested in seeing if anyone has tried this.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    At 70 degrees ...even nestled in a blanket you won't get any development. The temp, depending on what kind of incubator you use, needs to be between 99 and 101 degrees.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2008
  4. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Katy, I thought the same thing, then I wondered if OP meant by using an electric blanket??
  5. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    yeah it has to be 99-101 degrees but the lowest can be about 96 and the max can be around 102-103 because i've tried that but don't let it go more than 102.9 degrees
  6. You HAVE to have some sort of enclosed environment. This is needed to keep the temperature constant and the humidity fairly constant. Even if you get the temperature at a constant 99 to 101 degrees, the humidity would be a big problem come hatch time because the eggs would not absorb the air correctly.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: