Internal egg temp?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Petej, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, with all the talk of water wigglers, I made one.

    What should the interanl temp of an egg be?

    My air thermometer reads 99.5, the wiggler reads around 97.

    Which should it be?
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Good question, I would also like to hear some other chime in on this. I was always told the incubator temp needed to be 99.5 at the middle of the egg but no one ever said the internal temp on the egg. I have never used a water wiggler, thought about it here recently just cause I am curious. I would not fiddle with the temp on the incubator though as it is just because I always run mine at 99.5 to 100.5 and they always hatch right on time.
    Edited for spelling.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  3. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think even in nature, the actual internal temp of the egg is going to be slightly lower than the air temp.

    I am putting the Quail into Lockdown Tomorrow, so we will see!!
     

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