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Quick question about temp :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nicola, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    ACT
    i have a homemade incubator and hatched with it fine b4. But since last hatch i have added a fan. one side of the bator is getting to 100....the other side...102... and under the light it also around 102... is that too hot.

    What are the ideal temps for a bator with a fan.?
     
  2. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I would like to know to, for when I put my eggs in my homemade incubator [​IMG]
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Shoot for 99.5

    Under 103 is a must.

    Your thermostat is absorbing radiant heat off the light.(actual light energy) Make a shield to keep the light energy from hitting the eggs or the thermometer directly.
     
  4. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    ACT
    Quote:sooooooo 102 should be ok..?????
     
  5. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Quote:sooooooo 102 should be ok..?????

    By the sounds of it yuppers! [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    They should hatch early an you don't have a lot of buffer room but yes in theory it should be.
     
  7. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    ACT
    Quote:buffer room?????
     
  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Safe zone that it can fluctuate in. If your at 99.5 it can fluctuate up an down quite a bit before you have to worry. At 102 if it fluctuates up 1 degree far any length of time you start loosing eggs.
     
  9. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    ACT
    ohhh ok... it only seems to get to 102 then the light switches off then it lowers. light comes back on etc.
    thanks for the help [​IMG]
    Quote:
     
  10. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Keep us updated!
     

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