incubation question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Berynn, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    How llong should I let my incubator run, and maintain proper temperature before putting the eggs in?
     
  2. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    I usually let mine run for a day to make sure the temp and humidity are stable.

    Lisa
     
  3. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    I let mine run for 2 days!
     
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Let it run until you have all the kinks ironed out and you are familiar with all the adjustments. It needs to maintain a steady temp for at least 24 hours just to be on the safe side.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    And remember that when you put your eggs in, the temps and humidity are going to go down for a few hours adjusting to the eggs being put in but will return to normal......
     

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