Heat Lamp used over HovaBator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by agentzoey, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. agentzoey

    agentzoey Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if anyone has ever tried using a heat lamp to turn on when hand turning eggs in a hovabator and use it to bring the temp up more quickly? Would there be harm in this. Mine has 2 windows and I wonder if the direct light on the eggs would be harmful or as long as the temp inside the bator is correct/not too high it would be ok? [​IMG]
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    That's not neccesary to do. A hen gets off to eat, drink and poo everyday until the very end so a small amount of cooling doesn't do the eggs any harm. In fact, a lot of people think it's beneficial to them.
     

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