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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jolynn191978, Sep 18, 2009.
My lockdown temp is at 102 F but I can't open the incubator to lessen the heat. What do I do?
i think that is a bit to high is your bator still or forced air? what brand and model? on most styrafoam incubators there should be a knob on top to adjust the temp you just have to turn it a very teeny little bit you should probably get it to about 100.5 or so, whats your humidity? it needs to be about 60-75% in lockdown ohh and to byc and good luck with your little fuzzbutts
Do you have your vent holes open?
I don't know if I would touch the temp at this stage. If you do adjust it, check on it every half hour until you get it where you want it. I would just open the vents.
Hope this helps. Good luck on your hatch. Sending hatching vibes your way.
Quote:ohh yes the vent holes must be open they need air in there and that should help with the temp too lol
It is a still air styrofoam one (homemade). I have opened some vents and got it to 100 F. The humidity is at 64%. Thanks guys for the help. I am nervous!
If mine peaks temp or humidity gets too high I will open it briefly, just a few seconds to let some of it out. That usually does the trick. Then I open the vent holes and watch it to make sure it doesn't go to low.
Quote:thats just right i was nervous my first time hatching too lol what breed are you hatching?
They are a mix of Americanas, orphingtons and rhode island reds. I plan to use the heavies as broilers and sell the americanas as layers.