Help! Heat question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by laughingllama75, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a LG still air with auto egg turner. This is my first time with a water weasel.....the weasel says 95.7 degrees, and the thermometer (just above bantam egg height) says 100. which do I believe, the weasel is below the bantam egg height (on floor, eggs in turner). I only put in an egg so I could figure this heat thing out. Not actually setting eggs yet. Anyone????
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Lay the water wiggler along side the eggs. You want the inner temp to be as close to 99.5 as possible -this is what mimic the inner temp of the developing eggs.

    In a still air you want the air at the top of the eggs to read 102.

    I think your temps are too low.
     
  3. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so do I put the wiggler on the egg turner? I was afraid to jam up the turner. Thanks for the quick reply! [​IMG]
     

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