help! Lockdown Temp at 102.. Too high??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jolynn191978, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Jolynn191978

    Jolynn191978 Out Of The Brooder

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    My lockdown temp is at 102 F but I can't open the incubator to lessen the heat. What do I do?
     
  2. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

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    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 [​IMG] to byc [​IMG] and good luck with your little fuzzbutts [​IMG]
     
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  3. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

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    Quote:ohh yes the vent holes must be open they need air in there and that should help with the temp too lol [​IMG]
     
  5. Jolynn191978

    Jolynn191978 Out Of The Brooder

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    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!
     
  6. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    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.
     
  7. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

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    Quote:thats just right [​IMG] i was nervous my first time hatching too lol what breed are you hatching?
     
  8. Jolynn191978

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    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.
     

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