Incubator fan broke. Temp still holding. Will my eggs be ok.? Day 7

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yukonn15, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Yukonn15

    Yukonn15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2014
    Help. Never did this before incubator fan broke. I think it's the fan . It's holding temperature but i don't hear it running. Are my eggs safe? I ordered a new one but it will be three days, any advice would be most helpful. It's day 7
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    They'll be fine, you're just running a still air set up instead of circulated now. I'm assuming you have the temp set at 99.5F? If so, bump it up to about 100.5-101.5F (measured at the top of the eggs, the higher temp at the top of the eggs makes up for the variance in temp as you get closer to the floor. If you were to measure the temp at the center of the egg, it should still be around 99.5F). No big deal, your eggs will be fine :)

    I don't run a fan in either of my 'bators. Good luck, happy hatching!
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2016

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