help....please....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nalverzado, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. nalverzado

    nalverzado New Egg

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    i just made a home made incubator...and its y first time... this morning i put my 15 eggs but my problem is that the temperature is between 37.1 to 38.50 and it is very hard to control the temp. to 37.5 degree celsius and my humidity is between 55 to 60 percent ...and im not realy sure....if this will be alright...???[​IMG]
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    What kind of thermostat are you using or how are you controlling the temp?
    Is that the thermometer on the side?

    I would not want my humidity that high for the first 18 days.
     
  3. nalverzado

    nalverzado New Egg

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    yes... its he thermometer....and this is the thermostat im using... so what shoud be the humidity.... for the first 18 days sir....?
     
  4. DwayneNLiz

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    You need to add heat sinks to your bator to help keep the temp stabile


    clean rocks, closed jars or bottles of water, etc



    Good Luck!!!
     
  5. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    OK, to start I use a humidity in the 30s for the first 18 days. Meters can be off---way off---so some candle and check air cells. Being this is your first time---who knows how accurate your meters are?? My concern with your thermometer "way up there" is the eggs are Way down there. I would want to take my temp/humid readings where the eggs are. That thermostat---I am not familiar with so its on and off range might be several degrees But if you will balance it out it should work.
     
  6. DwayneNLiz

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    the up there/down there shouldnt matter its a forced air not still
     
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  7. nalverzado

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    ok sir....thank you very much...and i think this help me much.......[​IMG]
     
  8. PD-Riverman

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    Looks like the fans are pulling in and blowing out at the upper part so there probably is a lot less air movement where the eggs are----if the fans were blowing down and around the eggs---you would be correct----should not make a difference----you have to look at how something is built, BUT he could have the air flow/return under the eggs----So it might not make a difference----maybe he will reply to this?
     
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  9. nalverzado

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    good day...sir...the stones i put realy works....my temp. now is stable....it stays 37.4 to 37.8 and my humidity is between 45 to 50.... thanks...to you sir....and to BYC...[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. DwayneNLiz

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    great news!!! good luck!!
     

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