*Is the temp. to high?!*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tripp16, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ok first question.....I was adding water to the incubator this morning and when I picked the lid up the attached thermometer with tape it had stuck to a egg and the egg was just dangling!!! [​IMG]

    I took it off and put it back in the incubator will it be ok?? Or is that one a goner?? [​IMG]

    Second question...... The Hova Bator incubator I have is preset to 100 degrees but my egg hatching guide says that chickens need 99.5 degrees and mines around 100 to 102 degree!

    Is this bad!? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I keep mine at 99.5 to 99.8. 100 is not horrible but never 102 unless it's a still air incubator. If it's those temps in your hova they could either hatch out early with problems or you will cook the eggs. My 2-cents!

    Leave the egg, don't throw it and candle again when it's time to see if there is growth.
  3. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:Well I dont think its 102 Its maybe 100 or 101. Thanks and I will candle tomorrow being the 4th day.... [​IMG]
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    mines a still air and my temps stay at 99-100. i did have a spike to 102 from the kids tounching it i adjusted it barly touched it myself and the temp seemed steady but in the morning it was a steady 97. i got it back to its ttemp and all of mine are doing just fine.

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