INCUBATOR HELP PLEASE

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RoosterJuice, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. RoosterJuice

    RoosterJuice Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey there friends, my incubator seems to go down to 97 at night and back up to around 100 during the day. How much harm is being done because of this? I don't have a digital temperature setting I have 2 acurite thermometer / hygrometers inside. It is forced air. Thanks!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Well, at the least it's going to delay your hatch. It's likely being caused by ambient temperature changes. You can try moving it to a room with a steadier temperature and that would help.

    By the way, is this still air or forced air?
     
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    Hey there, thanks for the reply and it's forced air as mentioned. How much will it delay my hatch by? I don't want to risk turning the temperature up and cooking the eggs at 103 during the day
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Whoops, you did say that and I missed it :oops:

    As for the delay, it depends on how long the internal temperature of the eggs is dropping for. Could definitely delay it by a day or two though.

    That's why I dislike Styrofoam incubators - didn't like fiddling with the temperature all the time, lol.
     
  5. RoosterJuice

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    I don't mind a delay I just don't want the embryos harmed. I don't mind the styrofoam, I just wonder how long it will last. This is my first incubation I have 28 eggs and an automatic turner, I hope to see at least 5 chicks hatch and anything more is excellent.
     

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