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Incubator temperature

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wendybowen131, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. wendybowen131

    wendybowen131 Out Of The Brooder

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    At day 18 "lockdown" I added an additional thermometer w/ a hygrometer. Looks like my temperature has been at 95 instead of 99.5 like the thermometer on my incubator was reading. Will my eggs hatch at 95 degrees? I'm on day 22 & haven't seen anything.
     
  2. Silo

    Silo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the incubator a still air or forced air?
     
  3. wendybowen131

    wendybowen131 Out Of The Brooder

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    Still air
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They may be a few days late, or they may not hatch at all.
     
  5. wendybowen131

    wendybowen131 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's the Little Giant from Tractor Supply.
     
  6. Silo

    Silo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same one. Most people will tell you to keep the temp around 101.5 for the still air.
     
  7. wendybowen131

    wendybowen131 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 6 chicks at Tractor Supply yesterday thinking they aren't hatching. Very discouraging! Not sure I will try again.
     
  8. FarmerTony

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    Extensive research by poultry professionals shows that the optimum conditions for hatching chickens are - 100 F 60% humidity, 12 cubic feet per hour of airflow, Oxygen minimum 20% and Carbon dioxide maximum 0.5% (5000 ppm). Lower the temperature to 95 and raise humidity to 70-75% during the last week.

    Not trying to start a flame war with anyone, but any variation from these effects hatchout. You may still get eggs to hatch, but the hatch rate will be below the industry standard of 85%.
     

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