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Incubaters

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kortyboy, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. kortyboy

    kortyboy New Egg

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    Hello everyone just built homemade incubater
    And was wondering how critical temperature is mine is around 99.5 to 100.5 with forced air.
    Thanks from louisiana!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I would try to keep it from going over 100.0 These higher temps can cause deformities and other issues. You are better off dipping a bit on temps than souring too high.

    You might stop by our Incubating Eggs forums for more help with your incubator...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

    Good luck with your hatches! And welcome to our flock!
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I too agree with TwoCrows on slightly lowering your temp. Always best it to be a little lower than higher. Here is an excellent article on incubating https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101 Lots of information on temperatures and the reason for optimum temperature through the incubation process.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your incubator and your future hatches.
    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    @TwoCrows and @Yorkshire coop have given you some good links to check out so I'll just say, good luck with your hatch.

    Nice to have you here!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    Those temperatures seem right to me. You don't want the temperature to go much higher than around 100, though.

    Good luck with your homemade incubator!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your hatches!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC !!
     
  10. CharlieBado

    CharlieBado New Egg

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    A farmer friend loaned me a styrafoam incubater along with 12 leg horn eggs. The gestration period is 21 days. Turn eggs twice a day and keep temp ar 36 celcius or 96.5 farenheight. Once hatched, they nake alot noise so have a place to donate your chicks.

    Then apply what you've learned and buy pheasant eggs. Ringtail or white pheasants are quiet. Look around for the best eye candy pheasant. Eggs ship in spring.

    Lots of luck
     

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