Incubation temp??

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  1. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What temperature is best for jumbo eggs?? I'm seeing between 99.5 and 101.5, I'm done making my bator. I've just got the get the thermostat zeroed in.

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  2. Riffecreek

    Riffecreek Chukar Junky

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    99.5 on a forced air and 102 on a still air incubator. I just shoot for 100 and if it falls a little it's fine, and if it rises a little, it's still fine.. just watch and make sure it don't go above 104.. If my temp set above 101 for more than 4 hours, I'm turning it down just a bit, below 99 for 4 hours, it goes up a bit... btw mine is forced air.
     
  3. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay.. Thanks!!

    I'm wondering though, do the water heater thermostats turn on once the temperature gets too low. Or do they just cut on every 5 or 10 minutes (Or however long).. I'm trying to keep track now, but last time it went down to 91.5 before cutting on. But I aired it out so the temp would drop quicker.
     
  4. Riffecreek

    Riffecreek Chukar Junky

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    They don't drop that low if it's set right. and You can't get the kick on temp by opening it up like that... just leave it closed up and see when it kicks on! I have a fridge that has a water heater thermostat in it and it has about 1 to 1 & 1/2 degree temp flux but I have my thermostat real close(within 6 inches) to the heat source! 24 hours to heat up and stabilize temp and your off to hatching!
     
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    bam23000 Out Of The Brooder

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  6. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link!! So do I just need to drill 3 1/8" holes in the stat housing??
     
  7. bam23000

    bam23000 Out Of The Brooder

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    You are welcome, I hope it helped you . It helped me
     
  8. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great link. Wish I had had that one back when [​IMG]
     
  9. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is 99.1(low) to 99.5(high) okay for a forced air?? Or is that too low? I've been trying to get it just right, I've hit this mark a few times but it seems that if I try making it a smidge higher the temp goes all the way to 101+.. My eggs will be here Thursday, so I can try making it a hair higher again if I need to.
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Not Sure Where Those Temperature Suggestions Came From, But For Gamebirds Its 99.5 Forced Air And 100.5 Still Air. Or As Close As You Can Keep It To These Is Optimal--- I Have No Experience With Water Heater Thermostats But See Many Postings Berating Them For Their Wild Swings And Difficulty In Regulation? If You Experience Large Variation You Might Try Adding Heat Sinks To Your Bator They Will Often Times Help Limit The Swings.
     

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