home made bator temp question?

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  1. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soooooooooooo i made my bator a couple weeks ago, it works! but i plugged it in 2 days ago to monitor the temps before i put my eggs in, yesterday when i checked the temp was 96 and when i checked just now it said 103. am i doing something wrong, and can i fix this? OR will the eggs be ok in that variation?
     
  2. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    96 again!
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    103 for short periods of time is ok. My bator would go from 95 to 103 and sometimes 106!
     
  4. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    woot Thanks.


    Yay. ill set the eggs then.
     
  5. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have a fan in it?it will help stablize and even the temps in the bator,plus if you put in a bottle of water that helps also,do you have a water wiggler?
     
  6. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i put in a computer fan just like miss prissy. i dont have a wiggler.... yet? i dont have a thermometer that would fit one so i didnt get one. What does the water bottle do? warm or cool water in it?
     
  7. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i always put in warm I run it over my hand untill you cant feel cold or hot that should be about 98 degrees,water wont change temps as fast as air so it helps stableize the temp in the bater
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Water bottle with warm water acts like a heat sink and helps the temps stablilze. Never use cool water, always about 100 degrees.
     
  9. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok cool beans. in goes the waterbottle
    do i ever need to refil it?
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just place a water bottle in there with warm water and it can just stay. Never have to touch it again. Make sure it can't leak around the top or it.
     

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