Hot spots in bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JustMandy, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. JustMandy

    JustMandy Songster

    Mar 2, 2010
    I have a home made cooler incubator with a 25 watt bulb, computer fan, water heater thermostat and 2 digital thermometers/hydrometer (I'm a little OCD that way [​IMG])

    I stuffed 34 eggs in there which means some are right under the bulb (only 1-2 inches away).

    I wrapped a piece of cardboard in foil and layed it on the eggs beneath the light to both insulate against and reflect the heat. The bulb is in a mesh cage and I put a layer of foil in the bottom of that as well to help deflect the light and create more radient heat.

    Will this work/help? Is there more I can do (that is quick as there are eggs in the bator ATM)

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