Safe bator temp range, hope I didn't cook them..???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MakNat, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the safest hottest temp?? I know it is more dangerous for the temp to be too high than low. What is the safe low??
     
  2. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The answer depends on how long the temperature increases or decreases. Short term spikes are not as bad as long term changes. This article is very good at explaining heat and humidity (IMHO):

    http://www.msstate.edu/dept/poultry/hatch.htm
     
  3. DeeThomas

    DeeThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any more than 110 for 20 min or more means you may have lost most but be weary of where u put ur tgemometer for accuracy. [​IMG]
     
  4. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is my opinion.. When I see my temps go over 100.5 degrees I turn the termometer down a tad bit..

    If I see it hanging around 99.. I turn it up a tad...

    I like to see it hang near 99.5 ..

    But should your temp drop down even to 80 for a short time.. you're ok yet... just get it back up..

    Be careful on the high temps though... This will do damage to chick..

    I have read where some are baking their chicks at 102.. To me this is WAY to high..

    Set the Termometer right on top of the eggs laying flat..

    Good luck
     

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