incubator temps?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mothersin2ition, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    Othello, WA
    maybe Im blind but I cant seem to find where it says what temp it needs to be. I thought I read somewhere 99.0- 99.5 is that right? Im using a styrofoam homemade incubator. The humidity fluctuates between 33-43%. Ack this is a little daunting.
  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    You'll want your temp (ideally) to be at 99.5 the entire hatch, but 99.5-100.5 is fine too. If you have a still air, some people recommend you keep it higher, like 100-102. Mine I like at ~100 but really anywhere in that range is pretty good.

    If you can get the humidity stable around 40% I think that may be best. If you have vent holes, plugging or unplugging them may help stabilize your humidity.
  3. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    I have a still air and I have kept it between 100.4 and 101.

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