Lock Down Questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shadow Source, May 23, 2019.

  1. Shadow Source

    Shadow Source Songster

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    IMG_2179.JPG Hello!

    I had a few questions regarding my egg hatching. I built a DIY incubator, and it got all of my eggs to lock down. There is a bit of a temperature difference from the top of the incubator, where the egg racks are, and the bottom of the incubator where the hatcher is. (Here is a pic) Every where but the bottom, it is 99.5 degrees, but the bottom is at 93.5. Is that temperature good for hatching?

    Thanks!!

    Please respond fast, the eggs are in the bottom, and I need to know if I need to move them.
     
  2. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    The lowest I have heard you want a hatchet is 98.5.
     
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  3. Fairyloop5

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    You should probably move them. Candle them to see if there alive.
     
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  4. karenerwin

    karenerwin Crowing

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    I agree, you should move them!! Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
     
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  5. Shadow Source

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    Okay, messed with the controls of the incubator. I got the temp to 98 degrees. But the humidity is at 55%
     
  6. karenerwin

    karenerwin Crowing

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    At lockdown I try to keep my humidity around 60 to 70, but a lot of that depends on your climate and other factors. Keep track and see what ends up working the best for you!
     
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  7. Shadow Source

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    My Climate is very very VERY. It has a relative average humidity is 5% all year. except when it rains. I basically live between a small mountain range, and a dry desert.
     
  8. Shadow Source

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    I candled them, they are still alive.
     
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  9. Trux

    Trux Crowing

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    Ideal temp is 99.5 lock down humidity 60% to 70%
     
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  10. Shadow Source

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    I know that much, but the there is no a ton I can do to get the humidity above 55%. It is about 10 times more humid inside the incubator then it is outside of the incubator.
     

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