my incubator is going crazy!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bluefeather2697, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi guys. i tested my incubator just right now it has a 14-watt cfl bulb and a thermostat inside and no eggs, it has one window for viewing but no holes. i turned the bulb on then i left it closed, after 30 minutes the temperature reads 116 Fahrenheit! i opened the incubator and it feels hot in there, im afraid to put holes, because i might ruin it. what should i do now. help please!
     
  2. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump...
     
  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Tell me more about it, do you have a fan, holes may be good because you need circulation so the eggs can get oxygen, you don't need a lot of holes maybe just a couple, if the temp goes low after you put the holes in and doesn't in creases then you can adjust it by putting in a higher voltage light, you can't ruin it you will just need to make more adjustments, what kind of incubator? Did you make it your self, need more info
     
  4. enel 1

    enel 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say ...put a couple small holes in the bottom. And a little larger hole on top so at least you have some air flow,you can allways cover the hole on top how ever much you need to control the heat a computer fan in your bator will be very benificial allso
     
  5. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    incubators NEED holes in them for air circulation. the eggs must breathe for a chick to grow and hatch. usually a few small holes near the bottom, and a couple at the top work well. if they cut the temp back too much you can always close them over with tape.
     
  6. enel 1

    enel 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm,that's what I said,must be good advice
     

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