nighttime incubator temp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ausash, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. ausash

    ausash Out Of The Brooder

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    My daytime temperatures are right on the mark at 101.5 or extremely close like .3 or something like that. My problem is at night my temperature drops to around 99.8 and I don't know what to do about it. I have turned off the airvents in that room and tried wrapping a towel around the base of the incubator without covering the top of it and still that does not work. Does anyone have any clue as to what I could do, without having to physically change the incubator temperature control several times a day, to maintain a higher temperature at nighttime. (yes my dh does keep the house at arctic temperatures at night) Will this be detrimental to my hatching or just make them a little later?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Krazy

    Krazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think that thats a problem its past 99.5 degrees.

    It's between 105 degrees - 99.5
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Thats fine. Don't let it get above 103 though! If you have a fan in there, 99.5 is ideal, if not 101.5 is ideal.
     
  4. ausash

    ausash Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no I never let it get about 101.5 just sometimes daytime is around 101.3 is what I meant. I have no fan in there which is why I am trying for 101.5 but nighttime it gets down to 99.6 or around there. So long as everyone thinks that will be okay I won't freak out too much. by the way will this delay hatching day at all?

    Thanks.
     

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