Incubator temp problems please help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by staggerlee, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. staggerlee

    staggerlee Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2009
    Bear Creek NC
    i ran my first hatch with a new hova bator 1588. my temp pretty much stayed on100.3 the whole time . i hatched that batch turned it off while i cleaned it andreloaded it. now its running high wants to stay between 100.5 and 101.3 . Iadded water on the first hatch in the beginning and the end. this time i did thesame. does the water make it run higher? Is there anything i can do ? if i crack the lid will it help lower the temp?
  2. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    I have a 1588 and it runs pre-set at 98.5 pretty consistently. Perhaps the ambient temp in your room that the bator is in is too warm. Try a diff location to see if that changes the situation. Also, what type of thermometer/hygrometer are you using? Do you feel that it is accurate?

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