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Temp at 99 should I adjust?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by txcarl1258, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Songster

    Sep 11, 2010
    So I have started my first batch of coturnix eggs. Today is day 5 and I am using a forced air LG. I haven't had any temp swings it goes between 99 and a 100. My question is my digital thermometer shows 99 degrees and 38 % humidity. Should I adjust the temp to 100? Should I raise the humidity? I did candle a few random eggs out of the 50 and the ones I did candle are developing. Thanks for any help you can provide.

  2. NinjaRooster

    NinjaRooster Crowing

    Dec 27, 2013
    The Corner
    Personally, I would not bother trying to adjust.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    If you can get it up to 99.5 or 99.7, this is better. I don't like getting near 100 degrees. Bad things happen at or above 100. LOL But 99 is pretty cold. So do your best to at least split the difference. 38% humidity is a bit low as well. Shoot for 50% if you can.

    Good luck with your hatch!

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