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Is 99.3 good for a still air incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quail kid, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. quail kid

    quail kid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    Im gonna incubate some bantams.Is 99.3 good?
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    It will. Slightly warmer would be better but too low is better than too high and you don't want to go over 102F. The temp knob on one of my bators is far too sensitive to get it right on the 100-101 I'd like so it sometimes runs lower. They'll incubate fine down to about 98F but might hatch a day late.
     
  3. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    99.3 is better for a circulating air but you're better off at 100.5 for a still air.(they're generally run about a degree or so higher) Some people may even say a bit higher than 100.5 but I'd rather chance a temp spike at 100.5 rather than 101-102 like some might suggest. It may delay the hatch slightly -, if any.
     

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