Need help first time to set in bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jns_binford, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. jns_binford

    jns_binford Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one of the old round metal brower incubators. I have had it running for several days with a water wiggle and thermometer in it. The temp has been reading 99.5 in the water wiggle up to the point when I put my eggs in at 7am this morning( 19 guinea and 17 BR). When I turned the eggs a few minutes ago the thermometer in the wiggle was reading 96.0 and the thermometer at the top level of the eggs was reading 98.0. Is it just taking a while for the bator to warm the eggs and the air around them back up to 99.5 or what I am totally confused as it has been 11 hrs since I set them. Please help

    Thanks a mill
    Joel
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
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    I'm new, hope someone helps you. I just wanted to bump you up. I think thats what they call it. Good Luck. [​IMG]
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It will take sometimes a day for your bator to warm back up to normal temps and humidity after setting the eggs...
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    The temp in the water wiggler is the temp that minics the inside of the eggs. Yes it does take a while to warm the eggs, try increasing the temp just a hair a time. It is better to start out on the cool side and warm slightly than jump to high. Good luck and I'm sending good hatching vibes your way. [​IMG]
     

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