Need input on temps please look (new info) and long

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tat2edlady, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Miss Prissy
    I went and redid both bators and this is what I have going on now w/pics
    bator 1 is
    temp thru hole over eggs is 101.8 to 102.0 humity reads 36%
    water worm temp is 95.7 humity 37% and
    in side is temp 96 humity 25 this is between the egg turner
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    Bator 2 is same set up top over eggs is 101 humity 37%
    water worm is 97.2 humity 41% and
    inside is 98 humity 29
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    any info will help

    thanks mindy
     
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    For a still air bator you want the temps at the top of the eggs to be 101 - 102.

    Use a surge protector to keep from having spikes in the middle of the night. I have seen Speckledhen recommend covering the thermostat handle so that a cooler air temp doesn't set off the thermostat and raise the temps too high at night.

    Take out some of the water. For day 1 - 18 you want the humidity at 30 - 50%. I keep mine at 45%.

    This is a really good article to read that will help you - dry incubation.

    Good luck and happy hatching!
     
  3. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you MissPrissy I do have the surge protector and have a towel laying over the control nob on top.will try to bump temp up to 101 is the the temp the water worm should read?

    Mindy
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    No. In a still air the top of the eggs reading should be 101 - 102. Get it right the test the water wiggler temps later. You can cut an egg carton and turn the cups upside down and lay the thermometer there to rest that temp.
     
  5. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Miss Prissy I started over any help.

    Mindy
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Those thermometers HAVE to be INSIDE the incubators to read humidity. The probes do not read the humidity.

    The IN reading is the temp from the body of the thermometer. The OUT reading is the probe.
     
  7. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Miss Prissy if you look at pics you can see that I have one in each of the bators for the humidity. I need to get it up to 40% now right.

    Mindy
     

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