incubator temps

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Akane, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    I know it's been asked over and over and I did spend yesterday reading every stickied thread on this forum but I keep reading conflicting numbers. So I thought I'd just ask the best temps for my specific setup.

    I have a small hovabator still air. I put in a small box about the same height the top of the eggs would be and set the thermometer on it. Currently it's reading just below 105F. What should it be on for bantams and eventually I want to hatch some button quail? Temps for button quail say 99.5-99.9F.

    Also humidity. One person said not to go over 50% until hatching time and then a few websites say keep it at 60-65%. The hovabator instructions just say fill tray A and at 18days also fill tray B. I don't have anything to check humidity yet so I haven't put water in the tray. I can stop by the petstore today if it's open. I'm in Iowa with all the floodwater.
  2. angelmarie

    angelmarie Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    its should be about 99.5 the humidity is around 50% but gets higher as the chicks create the own heat, its really hard to say so you basically just have to average it

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