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Incubator fluctuating?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AtlantisPeeps, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2014
    I set my eggs early this morning. It only took 30mins for it to heat to a steady 99.5. It was steady for a while! Then it jumped to 101 around noon. I then adjusted it a teeny tiny bit down to get back to 99.5. I just checked on it and it was at 97.5! How do I get this thing stable again?
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    Which incubator is it? I think you mentioned in another thread but I've forgotten.
  3. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2009
    Ribera New Mexico
    Mine has been doing the same thing due to our hot weather. The humidity is up also. Since it is not close to lock down I have been lifting the top just slightly to let the extra heat and humidity out, it stay study at night at 99.5. This is the first time i have had this trouble, so hopefully I have not hurt the eggs any by doing this.
  4. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2014
    Its a LG still air incubator. It's at least 6 years old.
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    It's still air, so you want it at 101-102 anyway, not 99.5, with the temps being taken at the top of the eggs. My 9200 (which is your model if I remember right) has the fan, but outside variants affect the inside temps. As long as mine stays above 99.5 and below 101, I leave it alone. With still air as long as it doesn't go over 102 or under 100.5, I would leave it alone.

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