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incubator questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pokey, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    When setting temp.in the incubator , should you adjust the temp to adjust for the egg turner? With the turner in its a little too hot and w it out the temp near the eggs is a little too cold.its forced air. Also if I want to color the water reservoir should I color it or the water to make it easier to check the water level?
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    I would worry about evaporated dye causing problems with the eggs.

    You should keep your temps at 99.5. If that means adjusting for your turner, then yeah, you should turn the bator down so your termometers read correctly.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011
  3. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Songster

    Dec 21, 2010
    Holts Summit, MO
    wouldn't food coloring be safe?
  4. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Songster

    Quote:I would think a drop of food coloring in the water would be fine. Isn't that what is used to dye the Easter chicks? If that was harmful, I would think there would be regulations against it.

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