I cannot get my thermometer to 99.5...so is it ok to be 99.7?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 8ROYALS, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. 8ROYALS

    8ROYALS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cannot get my thermometer to 99.5...so can I incubate at 99.7 or should I go lower than 99.5? I have tried several thermometers...one reads between 99 and 100 only and the other reads 99.9

    which should I do? I have always let my chickens do the hatching, but I wanted to try this...thanks in advance for all your help.
     
  2. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd leave it alone... 99-100 is fine.
     
  3. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    just monitor it it should be fine. I had some bad spikes but 98-100 is okay for just about any breed no matter what kind of bird it is. I would say just watch it. That is about all you can do. I too usually use broodies. I have two with eggs under them now already lol.
     
  4. 8ROYALS

    8ROYALS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool and thanks for all the info.......
     

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