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How long do you let your incubator heat up/stablize?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by redhd077, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. redhd077

    redhd077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    south eastern, ID
    Question for you all. How long do you let your bator heat up or stablize before you put your eggs in?? I have an lg and the book says 6-8hrs. I have heard lots of diffrent things...wondering how you do it.
  2. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    24 to 48 hours
  3. bantaclear

    bantaclear Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2011
    High River
    I have a home made bater and i let mine stay stable for about three days. For a good bater my sister-in-law lets hers go for a day just to make sure.
  4. victor1800

    victor1800 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2009
    Same here 24-48 hrs [​IMG]
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    For my established bator 24/48 hours.

    For a new bator - a week to 10 days, just to be sure no "sudden problems" happen.
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    At least twenty four hours.
  7. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    flat rock
    after about 6-8 hours the temp should be stable...the thing that throws off the temp is the EXTERNAL TEMPS! If it is in a room with a stable temp the bator should be stable, if the room temps fluctuate the bator temps will also. put it in a room with stable temps and all will be ok.
  8. Apriljc

    Apriljc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    I found that my temp varied a great deal with humidity. Once the humidity dropped, the temp would sky rocket. Also, factors such as people moving about the room during the day but not at night and the way my heat ran really effected it. Personally, I would go a day or more just to be sure.
  9. redhd077

    redhd077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    south eastern, ID
    Thanks everyone. I have been stable temp for about 24 hrs. I have 4 themometer and they all read diffrent. One (digital...i use for humidity) reads 101.1, i have two aquarium themometers 1 reads 99ish and one reads 98ish, and then i just have a little plastic one that reads 101-102ish. So how do i know what my temp is?? I have a still air.
  10. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2011
    New Jersey
    i give mine 1-2 weeks because i want to get it perfect!

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