Lockdown Today! Q's about Temp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stitch_b, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. stitch_b

    stitch_b Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2011
    Today is day 18 for my second hatch attempt. The first one didn't go so swell but were chalking most of it up to shipped eggs. Anyways I had a question about the temp. Im using a thermal air Hovabator and the temp at the top of my eggs is only reading about 98*, is this ok or should try to bump it up to 100? I just topped off my trays and the humidity is holding at about 65% which should be ok I think...
    Thanks guys I really love this site and learn something new here everyday!
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

    Jun 13, 2009
    Diamond, Ohio
    I would keep it between 98 to 100 right now my chicks are hatching and the temp is 98.6 it has been since they started yesterday. So I think you'll be alright.
  3. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2009
    98 should be fine

    in fact 98 is is ideal if you need to increase humidity

    too hot and high humidity is not good when hatching

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