Incubator question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MyNameIs86, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyway, I have my incubator going since yesterday and the red light has stayed on practically since i uncovered the hole. However the temperature has not moved since I plugged it in at 103 (really 100 since it is 3 degree's off).
    so is the light being on all the time good or bad?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    The light being on all the time means it is trying to maintain temperature. If you can find a way to insulate it without restricting airflow you can reduce your electricity use and better control temps.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    What kind of bator are u using? I NEVER go by the Thermometer on my styro. I use three thermometers CAILIBRATE its important too!

    refer to the section on temperature HERE.... https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
     
  4. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its a hovabator 1602n
    I did add water and took out a red thingy
    i'm just curious on how to get it to the right temperature. my room is not that cold.

    I am thinking perhaps its because its right by my fish tank?
    I'm thinking about moving my fish tank somewhere else or putting the incubator on a side table away from the fish tank.
    Hmm.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013

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