My bator temps are all over the place

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seminolewind, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I don't know what's going on here. Today is day 18 and I have been trying to stablize my temp for the past few days. My thermometer fluxuates anywhere from 99 to 104. I checked the thermometer, it's fine. I have the bator wrapped in bubble wrap to insulate it, leaving an airway, of course. Last time I used it, I barely had to touch it. I don't want to harm my little chickies.
     
  2. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your indoor air temp fluctuating? That would cause the bator temp to also fluctuate.
     
  3. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

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    Before we got A/C in our house I had that same problem. My temps and humidity were all over the place.
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Sounds like maybe the thermostat is on its way out.

    Does it have the wafer type?
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:No, we live in Florida and the temp is set at 75, and hasn't been changed, and the bator is in a spare room with the door closed on the side of the house that has no sun
     
  6. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also had the same problem that your going through, I just ended up leaving my AC set at 78F and that just stabilized it. It was hot here on my 18th day.
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Do you have a wiggler in there?

    I agree with RR. Sounds like your tstat went bad.
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:No, no wafer. But maybe you're right about a problem with the thermostat. And I'm down to my last 2 days.
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:No wiggler. Maybe I can get one of my chickens drunk and let her sit on the eggs
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    You may be ok. The air temps should average out and still have steady enough
    egg temps. Jack up the humidity. That may help stabilize.
     

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