OK. Maybe I have over informationed myself. This is a temp and humidity ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by laseterlass, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a L.G. with a fan. I hatch quail. I have been pretty successful in the few hatches I have done. Any non hatched eggs never started to form. Except of course the expensive ones that suffered a looooooong power outage last fall.

    I fill the gutters and lay paper towels down,( the wire is a concern as cots have such tiny little feet ), I try and keep the heat to 99.5. It bounces all over by 4 degrees for 2 weeks and they seem to be affected only by the length of incubation. 16 days to 18 days instead of the 17th day. I notice that when I lockdown on day 14 and add a wet sponge the temp drops a few degrees.

    Should I adjust it to 99.5 or leave it alone?[​IMG]
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    I believe in stable temps, but if you say you have successful hatches why change anything?
     

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