need help built bator but whats diff on still air vs having a fan

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bowhunter92, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. bowhunter92

    bowhunter92 New Egg

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    ok i built my incubator and everything is great thinking about putting in a fan but what is the advantage of forced air vs a still air incubator will still work ok
     
  2. ChickenPalace

    ChickenPalace Out Of The Brooder

    Still air does not circulate the air so the temperature is not distributed. You generally need to run it at a higher temperature - around 100-101 degrees. With a fan, the air is circulated so the eggs get a constant temperature across all of them.

    With a fan you can keep the temperature at 99-100 degrees. I would put the fan in if you can.

    Below is a picture of an egg on day 5 that I just took tonight. It is not completely focused, but if you look close you can see the veins on the right by the light. I placed 16 eggs on Saturday, lost one on Monday (cracked) and so far see veining in all but two eggs.

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