Temp question whats going on?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have had my incubator running for 3 days temp has stayed between 100-101 I added eggs today around 2pm and I knew the temp would drop and take some time for it to get back to normal we are now 8 hours into it and its staying between 98-99. I don't wanna mess with turning it up cause I know it was set right. Will it settle back to where it should be?
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

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    I wouldn't mess with it. My incubator runs on the cool side sometimes and believe it or not my hatches are usually better.
     
  3. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

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    It should be at 99.5 durring the first 18 days... who told you to set it so high? [​IMG] they'll be okay just watch the temp.
     
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:I run a still air incubator I was always told to run it 100-101.
     
  5. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

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    [​IMG] I feel like an idiot [​IMG] I run a forced air and... DUHHH sorry [​IMG] blonde moment
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:LOL That's ok...It does run lower at night (Cold here in ky) So should I leave it alone?
     
  7. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

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    Ya I'd leave it alone because the mother hen would have no control over the weather and so the temp wouldn't be COMPLETY steady. I've had 'GET IT STABLE AND DON'T YOU DARE TOUCH IT AFETR THAT" drilled in my head [​IMG] My dad is a retired quail breeder
     
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