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Temp Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by redsoxs, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I have a very newbie question. Brand new at incubating. I put 12 room temp (70 degrees) eggs into the incubator today. It had been holding at a steady 99.5 degrees for hours and hours before I added the eggs. I would expect the temp to go down when I took off the lid and added the eggs that were at room temp. The temp climbed steadily and I thought I was good to go but then the temp stopped climbing and seems kind of stalled at 96.5. I put the eggs in 5 hours ago. Should I be worried?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Disregard above post - it made it to where it is supposed to be and is holding! First hurdle cleared!!
     
  3. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason is that your incubator has to raise the temperature of those eggs to 99.5. As you found out, that takes awhile.
     

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