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New bator high temps

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 3forfree, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. 3forfree

    3forfree Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    essexville, michigan
    I made a new bator from a dorm sized refer and using a 100W bulb and a water bed thermostat was keeping the temps at 99-100 degrees for the last couple of days. Today I decided to put a computer fan behind the light bulb. The temps went up 1.5-2 degrees and I'm still trying to adjust the thermostat back to where it was. I have 2 thermometers inside with one having a remote readout and the other is wired, they are within .5 degree's of each other. I'm going to dry hatch this batch just to see what will happen, I fought with humidity the last time hatching only getting 7 of 14.One of the thermo's inside reads humidity also and it's at 45 so we'll see how it goes.

  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

    May 17, 2012
    Add a vent hole somewhere about the size of dime or nickel (I am guessing on size), and you can adjust the size of the hole with some duct tape. this will help you to adjust temp, cover half the hole with tape if to hot take some tape off, if to cold add more tape to make hole smaller etc.

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