Temp ?????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by josh, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put my eggs in the bator and the temp dropped. Do I need to up my temp or just let it settle back out on its own?
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Wait. All those eggs have to come up to temp slowly. It can take a day if you have lots of eggs in a little bator. If you turn the dial up it won't get there any faster. The bator will just keep heating to a higher point than it would have making it too warm eventually.
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would think everything just needs to warm up as the eggs are lower temp then the bator when you put them in . But I am shure someone else will know for shure
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Temps and humidity always drop when you first set eggs in the bator. Patience and no fooling with the knobs for hours.
     
  5. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys I thought that was what I needed to do.
     

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