incubator temps forced air

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hannah8, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. hannah8

    hannah8 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a THL2 data logger in my bator that i ordered from Strombergs i plug it into the computer and it shows what my
    temps and humidity were. for the most part is says 99.5 but for a couple minutes occasionally it dips down to 99.3 my incubator is adjustated by a dial should i move it up a bit or keep it like this? also i have three other thermometer in and they all read slightly different temperatures. i dont have eggs in yet but will tomorrow any suggestions?
    edited for second temp should be 99.5
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2015
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you may have a typo - 99.5 both times? It is normal for an incubator to fluctuate slightly and that should not cause issues. Some incubators actually build in a cool down phase to mimic the hen getting off the nest daily for a short time.
     
  3. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of minutes is not going to change the internal temp of the egg. I'd say leave it alone if it's going well or you risk bigger problems.
     
  4. hannah8

    hannah8 Out Of The Brooder

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    yes i made a mistake! it should be it dips down to 99.3
     
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  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I wish that was all mine fluctuated!! That's perfectly fine. Don't adjust for that little amount. I'm happy if I can keep mine between 99-100.
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, that should not concern you at all.

    This might interest you - I have not tried it, but do open the incubator daily to check the eggs and turn the ones not in the turner.

    http://www.brinsea.co.uk/cooling/
     

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