Medium size Egg-o-meter with small Silkie eggs

LittleRedCoop53

Songster
7 Years
Oct 20, 2012
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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~
 
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howfunkyisurchicken

Crowing
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Apr 11, 2011
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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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