recommended wattage light for incubator

Discussion in 'Quail' started by double BB quail, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. double BB quail

    double BB quail Out Of The Brooder

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    Is 100w to much?
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you have a thermostat, then no thats fine. If you dont' have a thermostat the wattage will dictate your temperature, and you'll get a very poor hatch rate, because you'll have very little temp control.

    Just spend the $25 on a gqf wafer thermostat vs buying water heater t stats or any other off the shelf junk if you want to get solid hatches. The set points in water heater t stats are for 3-5 degree temp swings. A gqf wafer only allows 1 degree or less.
     
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  3. double BB quail

    double BB quail Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I have a digital thermostat set at 99.2 and my other thermometer say it is 102 that is after I turned it on and waited 30 min. I was thinking with a lower wattage the temp might come down the 2 degrees I need.
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Double check your thermometer with two others. Most thermometers are off by a degree some even as much as 2 or 3.
     

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