Ready for my eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by debbai, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. debbai

    debbai New Egg

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    So I have 6 eggs coming and an incubator. Then my paronoid mind starting freaking out about the chance the incubator would not get here in time, then what would I do.. so I prepared a plan b. I made my first incubator and now I know I will be ready when my eggs come. I am still monitoring the temp very closely; I am using a 40w bulb that is on a dimmer (could not find a 25w anywhere) the temp went up to 109! yikes. so the dimmer is turned down to about 1/4 of the way and now I think I can keep the temp in range. I would like the humidity to raise some though, already have two bowls in, might need a third.

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  2. RanchGirl13

    RanchGirl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    nice I think you did a good job but what do I know I have never incubated eggs
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    That looks good but I don’t see a fan. If you don’t have one the temperature will vary quite a bit depending on the height. You need 101.5 F at the top of the eggs if it does not have a fan.

    It might be fun to put that thermometer at different heights in there and see how much difference elevation does make after it stabilizes.
     
  4. debbai

    debbai New Egg

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    Thanks for your input; I have been debating alot about a fan; I think I probably will do that. Where is the best place to put it?

    Thanks
     
  5. Draga Devia

    Draga Devia Out Of The Brooder

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    If you can I would do behind the bulb. It should spread the heat better and same for all the eggs. :)
     
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