shall i put another bulb in my bator the temp is 86F pls answer

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Daniel_2kaii9, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey, i set my bator up almost 1 hour 45 mins ago and the temp is 86F and my humidity is 56 is the humidity ok for chicken & duck eggs (couse thats what im putting in there) ?

    and if my temp stays like that till tonight shall i put another low watt bulb in ?

    i got a 60watt bulb in there now

    thanks

    ~Daniel.
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I like to give my bator at least 24 hours - 48 is better - to stablize the temp.
     
  3. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree....the temp./humidity balance takes a while to achieve with the moist air heating up. That being said 86 is low. I have never used bulbs in my bator so I am sorry not to be of much help with what to do but I would wait as suggested.
     
  4. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put 2 bulbs or more depending on the size of the bator just in case one bulb burns out there is not a cold bator all day. one of my bators I use 2 40 watt bulbs the next one I use 2 75 watt bulbs my large bator ( small cabinet) I have 4 light sockets I am still working on getting the heat level right
     
  5. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its okay i put a 100watt bulb in there and my temp is 99.5 and my humidity is 53/54

    ~Daniel.
     

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