temp range

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tuesdays chicks, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Hi all, my 1st time incubating, set 2 days ago I'm getting fluctuation between 98-100.2. Is this a good range? Also my humidity is staying around 45-51 I have both chicken and quail eggs in the bator.
     
  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is you incubator still or forced air? mine is forced air and thats where I kept mine. They are hatching now. our of 23 eggs so far have 14 babies and 2 more pipped.
     
  3. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Still air, with a turner
     
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try to keep it on the higher end of your temp range but dont worry I think it will be ok so long as you dont have major swings. I know right after the first one of mine hatched my temp humidity started jumping all over. up down. Took me awhile to stablize. then worried if I had hurt them, but guess not they are hatching like crazy.
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    They will hatch like that but its more vereation than I like to see. What kind of incubator is it?
     
  6. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    its a little giant still air incubator I can order a fan for it but will have to wait till the next clutch.
     
  7. nordahlbunch

    nordahlbunch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesn't the temp need to be a little higher for a still air? Thought I read that somewhere.
    101-102?
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2010
  8. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    going to reread my incubator instructions.
     
  9. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    101*F at the top of the eggs is the ideal for that incubator with no fan.
     

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