Is low bator temps better than high temps????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by epitman2, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. epitman2

    epitman2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a homemade bator my temps are ranging from 94.6 to 102.2 is this ok cause I have adjusted and moved the thermostat around and this is the best it will do.
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:You really need to try and steady it more, before attempting an incubation. Some may hatch, but you're hatch rate will probably be really low.
     
  3. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't think so, way to low, if you are using a water heater thermostat place it about 1 inch away from the light bulb with the metal side facing the bulb, this will solve your problem.
     
  4. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The temperature will fluctuate less if you move the water temperature controller closer to the light source.
     
  5. epitman2

    epitman2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info I will try to move it closer and seeif that helps
     
  6. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Installing the thermostat to about 1" from the bulb did it for my homemade.

    Richard
     

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