Opinions, please...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bobbi-j, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    My eggs have been in the incubator since March 9. I candled them on the 17th, and the developing ones all looked to be on schedule, from what I could tell. My little thermometer that came with the incubator has been hanging right in there at 99.5. No spikes, no dips. But then I got to reading last night, and someone mentioned using a fish tank thermometer. So, I stuck mine in the 'bator and it's reading about 96. How do I know which is right? Before I ever put the eggs in, I "calibrated" the little one the best way I could think of. I put it on the wall, right by the thermometer/thermostat for the house - it was dead-on. I'm hoping maybe the fishtank one is off. (It's almost 10 years old) My question is - would you up the temp by a degree or so?
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  2. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't touch it.
     
  3. chickmanna

    chickmanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave it alone. If you have eggs developing it's probably fine. If it is a bit low, it may delay the hatch a day.
     

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