incubator problems

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by copthorn, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. copthorn

    copthorn New Egg

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    hi all ive made my own incubator from a plastic tote box its situated in my bedroom,during the daytime the temp is 37.5 and humidity is between 45-50....But first thing in the morning when i check it the temp has dropped over night to about 26 and humidity to about 30 what am i doing wrong...Please help its doing my head in
    cheers copthorn....from manchester, england
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Is your home thermostat digital that drops the temp at night?
    Do you have a space like a cellar that maintains a steady temp? How about a closet.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, copthorn, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! I agree with ChickenCanoe - if your house temp is fluctuating that would explain the dip in the incubator temps. As suggested, try to find a place in your home with a more stable temp. Good luck with your hatching!
     
  5. copthorn

    copthorn New Egg

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    thats a good idea i,ll try the closet tonight cheers
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yep - welcome to BYC, and good luck at resolving this problem.
     
  8. copthorn

    copthorn New Egg

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    thanks for the info everyone [​IMG]
     

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