spike during lockdown

Ewe Mama2

Songster
10 Years
Mar 26, 2009
262
1
129
Northeastern Ohio
Hello all

I am aware that a slight temp spike is acceptable during incubations, but I am curious about how high is too high during lockdown? I have a Hovabator 1588 which is preset, so I can't understand why both of my thermometers are reading 102.3. I have been been breaking the "don't open" rule in order to cool them down a smidge, but the temp keeps going right back up. I have 4 silkie eggs that made it this far and I'd hate to lose them now (I'm really trying for a nice little silkie hen to be my future incubator!)
I make sure the humidity is a bit high (75%) before I quickly open it, to counter any damage from too much lost humidity and only open it for about 5-10 seconds, tops.

How can I adjust the temp without opening the top?

Thanks for your help!
Amy
 

HorseFeatherz NV

Eggink Chickens
10 Years
May 12, 2009
6,565
45
251
Sierra Foothills of Reno, NV
I only have a LG, so cannot answer your bator questions.

I believe the eggs can handle a short spike, but I am not sure about a pattern of spikes.

Sorry
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Ewe Mama2

Songster
10 Years
Mar 26, 2009
262
1
129
Northeastern Ohio
Thanks for the response. As of noon today, all four silkie chicks have hatched and are doing great! I'm really surprised (but very thankful) they made it.
 

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