Increase in temp when removing automatic turner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cjh0907, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. cjh0907

    cjh0907 In the Brooder

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    I am on my second batch of eggs in my little giant. Both times i have removed the automatic turner the temperature has increased. This doesnt make sense to me seeing how the motor would cause more heat? I have a circulated air kit in my bator. I am new to this and would like your thoughts on it. In my batch now a silkie hatched this morning and a few BCM eggs are pipping but my hatch day isnt until tomorrow. This is because of the temperature correct?
     

  2. quintinp

    quintinp Songster

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    Well, I am sorry about that, but when you moved the lid, you must have altered something with the thermostat. I have had 3 and let me tell you that the thermostats are temperamental.
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Songster

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    You could buy a hovabator, but get the one with the wafer thermostat, I don't really think that the electronic thermostats are very reliable.
     
  4. trailblazn

    trailblazn Chirping

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    I have read when about half way through the hatch as the embryos grow they give off body heat so the temp will rise on the incubator. you can google it.
     

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