Medium size Egg-o-meter with small Silkie eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LittleRedCoop53, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. LittleRedCoop53

    LittleRedCoop53 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2012
    Southern Oregon
    When using the regular egg size egg-o-meter with small Silkie eggs in a still air incubator .... do i need to adjust temp. up because bigger egg sits higher up in warmer air? i feel i should be running it on 100.5....
    Anybody ? Thanks~
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2016
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    I don't know what an egg-o-meter is, but still air should be 102.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    Is the egg-o-meter the thermometer with a probe shaped like an egg? I think I'm picturing it correctly. Anyway....

    I agree with gimme birdies, if you're running still air, aim for 101.5-102. If your 'bator is forced air, 99.5 will do the trick regardless of what size the eggs are. I often hatch my Silkie eggs with LF eggs, and since I measure the temp at the top of the eggs (my 'bators are still air) I set the temp for the top of the LF eggs. The Silkies almost always hatch a day early or right on time.

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