How do I keep the temperature steady in an incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BackyardMix, May 11, 2011.

  1. BackyardMix

    BackyardMix Out Of The Brooder

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    My temperature was growing and it seemed fine...until it didn't stop at 102 Fahrenheit. [​IMG] How can I keep the temperature steady?
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Just make VERY SMALL adjustments until you get it just right. Then you should be able to leave it alone. What kind of incubator?
     
  3. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    I move the little dial on the LG so slight I dont feel it move. I wait till the light comes on before I do it. I hold the dial real tight with my fingers ond slightly turn till the light goes out. Visa versa to turn it up. It dont take much to raise or lower just a 1/2 a degree. My hovobator stays stable as long as the room temp dont change drastically
     
  4. BackyardMix

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    Quote:Alas, I have a homemade incubator.
     
  5. BackyardMix

    BackyardMix Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I have a homemade incubator...
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of t-stat do you have?
     
  7. BackyardMix

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    Quote:T-stat...? Sorry, this is my first time hatch and I'm using a homemade bator.
     
  8. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of thermostat is on your homemade bator?
     
  9. BackyardMix

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    Quote:I just have an old one I loaned from my science teacher...OH! Do you think the thermometer could be acting up?
     
  10. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure it is in a draft free place.
    And do check your thermostat.
    When you make adjustments wait for a while before adjusting again. Give it time to actually work.
     

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