help me with temprature?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1hellian, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. 1hellian

    1hellian New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Nov 13, 2010
    I have a (reptipro5000) I just bought egg turners for it and now I can't get the top and bottom temp exactly the same. What do I do. for my Chicken eggs?
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2010
  2. gamaaysa

    gamaaysa New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    May 15, 2010
    what temperature is your incubator set at and what is the variance between top and bottom temperature?
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    17,601
    752
    416
    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    There are a million op's on incubation. All that I have read says to put the thermometer at "egg level". That's the temp you should be concerned about. I just came back from the ALBC conference and one of the talks I sat through was on incubation and Don Schrider who gave this talk stated this very thing. He also state to read the manual and follow their instructions.

    All my personal experience is that you have to develop your own system, while at the same time following the instructions as best you can. Don did suggest using two thermometers and taking the average. I use a digital and trust that. I dpn't expect to hold exactly at 99.5 or whatever. A point over is not a big deal. Right now I'm at 100.2 and I'm not worried. If it fluctuates a point or two and it has it's not a big deal.

    Another very important thing I learned is the "placement" of your incubator. You want a place that is draft free, little or no traffic. This will prevent fluctuations in temp. Room temp should remain stable at 70-80 but your instructions should tell you that. I place a thermometer on the wall in my office to monitor the room temp as well. Right now it's between the 70 and 80 range.

    As I said you have to develop what works for you and your house and environment. Some times it's trial and error, but you can do this. [​IMG]

    Hope some of this helps
    Rancher
     
  4. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,386
    19
    161
    Jun 27, 2010
    Alabama
    sounds like your air is not circulating, & is causing thermal layering, you will need to have a fan in there to move the air around, if its a cabinet type you will need to pull the air in the top down to the bottom to even the temp. out.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by