Temp question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gabrielle1976, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok my home made bator had a test run of about 16 hours then I moved it to my liveing room where the temps flucates less and put in two eggs and a small baby food jar with water as a heat sink or what not. Last night for the first about 8 hours things ran a bit cool my home made water wiggler saying that the temp was about 98.7-98.9 , I tweaked the thermastat and after another 8 hours or so the home made water wiggler is saying 100.1-100.6 . Is this too hot should I try to tweek the temp again or is this ok ?
    Im thinking a little over 1.5 degrees is about the smallest tweek I can get by hand on this little thermstat and thats what I have already done to get it up a tad.

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  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    I think your temps are fine. I've incubated anywhere from 99-102 successfully. What is your humidity?
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    THank goodness you asked I have been so involved with the temps I hadnt checked the humidity today and its down to 39%
    better add some water .
     
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  4. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    For the first 18 days, humidity anywhere between 35-45% is good. I try to keep it around 39-42%. You should be just fine [​IMG]
     
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I added just a smidge of warm water and the humidity went up to about 45% and thats fine with me , Im trying to keep it between 40-45%
    I hope these eggs do something . I mean I put them in there to test cause they are cracked a tiny bit but I have heard of people hatching slightly cracked eggs som Im [​IMG]
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    I've read that you can seal the cracks with candle wax. If you leave them go with cracks, the bacteria might get in, rot the egg and then it can explode in your incubator.
     
  7. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I did try the wax lets see if it works [​IMG]
     
  8. LilRalphieRoosmama

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  9. cp_30256

    cp_30256 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't get my humidity past 23 what can I do to raise it.
     
  10. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can place a small wet sponge inside the bator.

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