room temp for incubators to be in...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mamaboyd, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should the room temperature be that the incubator is going to be in?? I have a spare room ( actually, the one where my computer is in), it's away from little sneaky kids fingers to get at, so I want to see what the temp stays at in it to see if it's suitable to keep the bator in it.

    Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I heard anywhere from 70-80 degrees. Make sure that sun cant shine on the incubtor and their are not drafts. I have a finished basement that I hatch my eggs in. It stays about 50-60 degrees and I have great hatch rates, and my temp stays the perfect 37.4 celsius.
     
  3. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks minpingurl1! I'm going to put a thermometer in the room to keep track of the temp before I try incubating. I wish I could use our basement, but it's an old stone one with dirt floor and very creepy! We don't keep anything important down there except the water pump and I try to avoid it as much as possible, the house is over 150 yrs old.
     
  4. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stable temps is what U need. A room that stayed on 65' instead of 65' all the way to 80' If a room varies in temps so will the incubator to a small degree. Unstable temps make the incubator work harder. [​IMG]
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I keep mine in our basement......it's an old basement too....but not as old as yours! [​IMG]
     

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