Lockdown question??!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by youngenbreeder, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. youngenbreeder

    youngenbreeder Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2011
    i just went into lockdown about 4 hours ago and have noticed that the temp is really low, like 93 F?? i have turned it up but still is hanging around there, with both plugs in. have a hovabator 1602N and have no fan and have the thermostat in the back corner. help please.
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    Do you have more than 1 thermometer in there? Specifically one resting near or on your eggs to get a second reading? I would check the temps in two places to make sure the isn't off. Adding warm (not hot) water otter helps when going into lock down to both add humidity and keep temps stable. If you add cold water that will lower your temps until the water warms up.

  3. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2010
    Calvert County MD
    I have the same kind, not much you can do for heating up, you can try a warm lamp at the window. [​IMG]

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