LG temperature climbs when eggs go in

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Schroeder, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Schroeder

    Schroeder Songster

    Nov 9, 2008
    Central Indiana
    My Coop
    I had 4 themometers in my LG for several days, trying to get the temperature just right at 99.6. I had it honed in at the average of the 4 before putting in the eggs. Now the one thermometer I left inside with the eggs (a tube thermometer on a pastic square sheet) reads 104. What am I to believe. Should I leave it alone and trust that I have it set where it should be? Does the inclusion of the eggs cause the temperature to rise? Should I start adjusting the temperature downwards? I just put the eggs in about 8 hours ago. Unfortunately, I do not know how this particular thermometer compared to the average prior to the eggs going in.

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