Keeping the Temperature Set

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by robot rooster, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. robot rooster

    robot rooster Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 5, 2009
    OK, just put the eggs in (11 for first hatch all barred rocks) I have had the incubator on all day to make sure the temp was set before I placed them and it was good at 100 all day. But I noticed when I got home today that it was up above 110? why is this, and how do I keep the temp at 100, I don't want to watch it 24/7 for the next 21 days, but I don't want to mess the eggs up either. The instructions on the incubator say to set it until the red light goes off and then it will flicker. I don't know, we'll see....
  2. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    I'm around my home all the time, so no problem for me.. But after I put my eggs in the temp. did change.. Just barely adjust the thermostat until you get it where it should be.

    I have 2 incubators going, the Hova 1583 with auto egg turner and the 1602n without turner..(Manually)

    The 1583 was staying pretty constant but then I noticed it had moved to 101.. So once again I barely decreased the temp.

    The 1602N took awhile to get stable after I put the eggs in.. I had to constantly keep moving the temp. control until it stablized at 99.2 to 100...

    After I hand turn the eggs the temp gets right back so far..

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