Incubation

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  1. Catherine22

    Catherine22 New Egg

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    Using an incubator for first time. I don't know what I'm supposed to do with the little vent hole on top. It has a sliding cover, any help please? Also it was factory set at 38c but someone told me 37.4, now I've set it at 37.8 to be able between, will that be ok?
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! With my incubator it also has a sliding cover, I have it open full all the time so there is as much oxygen as possible in the incubator for the eggs. Is your incubator still or forced air (fan) incubator? Forced air incubators are reccomended to run at 99.5 f and still air at 102f measured at the top of the eggs for still air. I would also reccomend you double check temps and humidty with another thermometer and hygrometer although they say factory set this is not always the case.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your eggs :frow
     
  4. Catherine22

    Catherine22 New Egg

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    What would you think of adjusting the temperature after three days.? It sounds like I should drop it a little more!
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    If you did drop the temp it would only be .3 of a degree. It has to be your decision these are your eggs. I personally like 37.5 it suits me and my incubator and eggs. I would still double check though that it's running correctly.
     
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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would drop the temperature to 37.5 degrees Celsius (99.5 degrees Fahrenheit) , since that is the recommended temperature for a forced-air incubator. However, I wouldn't worry too much about it being exactly at that temperature. Anywhere from 99-100 degrees Fahrenheit is usually fine.
     
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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
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