Still air or circulating air in incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Darklingstorm, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Went looking at incubators and the one I saw said "still air". But I also read that circulating the air inside a bator helps to keep all the eggs at the same temp. Opinions on this please?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Forced-air incubators keep a more stable temp, the ones that say 'circulated' air on the boxes are still air models.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

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  4. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The forced air incubators are often a bit more expensive, but IMHO, worth it for a beginner because you don't have to worry about what the temperature "might" be inside of the egg. Forced air you keep the temp at 99.5, where with still air, you aim for 101 right above the eggs so that the internal temperature is 99.5.

    Good luck!
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Ditto here.
     
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Fan driven all the way.
     
  7. josiemare

    josiemare Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, fan all the way! Don't even think of it without.

    I just added a fan last night, 12 hours ago. Temps are much more stable now....huge difference!
     

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