Incubator temp problem help help help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cmwhite23, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. cmwhite23

    cmwhite23 Out Of The Brooder

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    An hour ago I put my chicks in lockdown I put more water in and and turned them the final time. I've been watching the temp and it's not climbing over 83 degrees. I have the incubator turned up to the highest temp and still no change! I'm so nervous idk what to do. I use a still air incubator with no special attachments! Help me!
     
  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have more than one thermometer? I'm wondering if the one you have is acting up. Also, where is it positioned? Is it in a different place from before? Could it possibly have water on it, and that's what is messing up the temperature?

    Good luck with your hatch, I hope you have great rates.
     
  3. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    sounds like the thermostat may need to be replaced..............
     
  4. silkie_sue

    silkie_sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what brand and type of incubator are you using?...is it a still air or a forced air?
     
  5. cmwhite23

    cmwhite23 Out Of The Brooder

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    It still air. I did move the thermostat and theres a chance it could have gotten water on it. But after an all night struggle I've got it back to the perfect temp. And amongst all my worrying one of the eggs was moving! I'm so excited!
     
  6. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GL with your hatch. My thermostat quit during the night of day 4, temps went to 87 I think, I had to replace the thermostat on the fly with another one. This one is holding steady after a day of babysitting.
     
  7. sheboyganjohn

    sheboyganjohn Out Of The Brooder

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    It may not be the case here, but I have added water in the past and had a temp drop for a long time, then I realized I added COLD water. Once the water heated up the temp came back to normal.
     
  8. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad you got it worked out! I hope you post pictures of your hatch.
     

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