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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jerwanman, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. jerwanman

    jerwanman In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2010
    We have a somewhat warm day today. The incubater has been running 100.5 fan driven. For one week and one day. Today i came home from work and the temp was 102 and hum was 38 i did add water. The hum is rising .... Do I need to start over. My gan kids will feel so bad.


  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    It's probably ok, just open the lid a little if you need to. An incubator with a fan usually runs at 99.5.
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    My incubator run between 99 - 100. It has gone up to 102 and I just open the lid for a couple of seconds or so. In a few minutes it will settle out. Some sites I've been on incubate up to 102. I wouldn't worry. Soon you will probably candle them. I candle mine at day 10. I don't worry about opening the incubator to candle the eggs. When a hen incubates her eggs she gets off her nest once in awhile.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
  4. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

    Nov 3, 2010
    Mine is a still air bator but I had it hike up to 104 on day 2 of incubating and all of the eggs are still developing along fine, I fixed the temp problem as soon as I seen it. I would say it was that hot for almost 10 to 11 hours. I candled them today and all 8 were just bouncing all over the place in the eggs, very very active! 102 for a day shouldn't really hurt them any.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010

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