Small temprature fluctuations

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Blue Man Dan., Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Blue Man Dan.

    Blue Man Dan. Out Of The Brooder

    incubating for the first time so need a bit of advice. When i check the temp in my incubator (every 10 minutes or so) its always somewhere in between 37 and 38! I was thinking would it be a good idea to take the temperature every 5 minutes for an hour then work out an average, i know i should be aiming for the 37.5 mark?

    Also Humidity, its around the 35% - 40% mark, how does this sound? also how do fluctuations effect the growing chick?

    many thanks for your help!

  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Im not real good at converting over. Your humidity is where I would have it. 2*F(1*C) fluctuation is not ideal but they should hatch fine. The egg wont be fluctuating that much.
  3. Blue Man Dan.

    Blue Man Dan. Out Of The Brooder

    I took 15 readings in an hour and got an average of 37.4 deg c, seems good to me [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2010

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