Question on lockdown...can you have a fan running?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stitch81, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. stitch81

    stitch81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Is it a requirement that on lockdown there be no fan running? I have my hatcher up and going, it's sitting at 100 degrees with 67% humidity at the moment, but that is with a small fan running. Without the fan, I have a hotspot next to the light of 102, and on the opposite side of the tank the temp sits at 97. I go into lockdown on Sunday night/Monday morning and want to make sure I don't screw this up. So far I've got 25 of 26 eggs developing nicely. I had one quit at day 4 or so.
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    You should leave the fan running. Good luck with your hatch!
  3. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2011
    Oak Grove AR
    My fan run 24/7 while my incubator is in use. This is going to be my 4th batch and so far I have had GREAT hatch rates. I have a home made incubator and the only batch that went bad is the one that I did some remodeling and tried to hatch in egg cartons. Right now I have 47 eggs in my bator and I know for sure at least 12 are no good if not 5 or 6 more than that.
  4. stitch81

    stitch81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Okay thanks! I should be good to go then. Crossing my fingers that all goes well from here on out.
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I agree with the other posts. You are good to go... Good luck and enjoy!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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