Is my homemade bator temp good????

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  1. theblackridge16

    theblackridge16 Out Of The Brooder

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    My homemade bator temp ranges from 98.4-100.9 i think that is good but am new at this and was just wanting to get someones advice that has hatched before. I have eggs coming in on thursday and i am a little nervous and just want to make sure my temp is right. Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    Most incubators, even expensive ones, will fluctuate a bit around that much. Your eggs should hatch regardless of the fluctuations.
     
  3. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, your good, cause your averaging somewhere around 99.5ish so its OK, my mini fridge bator runs about 98-101 & hatch rates are very good, so go ahead & set your eggs & be prepared for the long Waite.
     
  4. tuke

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    Quote:I was going to post this same question. I curious as to what you are getting for humidity levels. I can't seem to get paste 25% RH thats with 2 large pans almost covering the bottom of my bator. Any help?

    Thanks
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  5. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ed,
    Are using a fan or still air?

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  6. tuke

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    I have a fan
     
  7. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You're sure losing a lot of moisture. Do you have too much ventilation or is the inside of your incubator unfinished wood?

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  8. tuke

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    Quote:You're sure losing a lot of moisture. Do you have too much ventilation or is the inside of your incubator unfinished wood?

    Joe

    It's unfinished wood. Do you think thats the problem?
     
  9. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You're sure losing a lot of moisture. Do you have too much ventilation or is the inside of your incubator unfinished wood?

    Joe

    It's unfinished wood. Do you think thats the problem?

    Yes, the wood is most likely absorbing moisture. If you're testing, remove the water bans but keep the heat on to dry the wood then apply a water proof paint or sealer.

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