Temp trouble

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kjohnson78, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. kjohnson78

    kjohnson78 Hatching

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    Hello i bought a little giant still air and put a dozen eggs in a week ago. It has digital thermostat preset to 99.5 so i figured it was ok. Today i added a mercury thermometer and it says im actually at 92 deg. So iv probly lost my eggs. I adjusted and in order to get my egg level temp to 100 deg i have to set digital temp to 105. Is this safe to run that high and not catch on fire?
     
  2. LynnPG

    LynnPG Chirping

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    did you candle them???
     
  3. kjohnson78

    kjohnson78 Hatching

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    No iv only had them in a week. Would i be able to tell that soon?
     
  4. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    If you can see through the shells, yes. I candle on days 7, 14, and 18.

    On day seven, you should see veins and maybe the embryo's eye.

    Darker colored eggs or Tinted eggs can be harder to see though.
     
  5. Broodygranny

    Broodygranny Songster

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    Has the mercury thermometer been calibrated? Calibrate the mercury thermometer if you have not already done that. That way you know whichever one is reading incorrectly.
     
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