Tempature 102-104 degrees f

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by [email protected], Nov 3, 2011.

  1. leghornlover@123

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Title says it. i know the tempature is supoose to be 99-100 but my homemade incubater wont go down theres already 3 big holes the size of a golfball on top of the cooler and my humidity is 10% any suggetions to make it write i really dont want to poke anymore holes in it but i could really use help w/ the humidity!
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    The more holes you put in it the more the heat is going to stay on. You need to close the holes and the temp should go off. I don't know what your using for heat. What is the temp on top of the eggs?
     
  3. misslady

    misslady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a fan installed in it?
     
  4. leghornlover@123

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    its a homemade styrofoam cooler and i already tryied closing holes up and the temp went up to 120 but my egss werent in it but the tempature is 103 right now n humidty is 10% and no fan its homemade
     
  5. pek

    pek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What watt light bulb are you using? try a 25, that's what i have.
     
  6. misslady

    misslady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its a homemade styrofoam cooler and i already tryied closing holes up and the temp went up to 120 but my egss werent in it but the tempature is 103 right now n humidty is 10% and no fan its homemade

    Some people wire in fans and thermostats to help regulate the temp. You could try that, or I believe that a lot of still air incubators have small holes near the bottom as well as the top to help the air to circulate naturally, maybe someone who has a still air can verify that for me as I am not 100% on that. Keep the holes small so that you can plug and unplug them as needed to regulate humidity, especially during lockdown to get humidity up.

    Right now I am guessing that between the heat and large holes in your incubator that your humidity is evaporating too
    quickly. You need to increase the surface area of the water you have in there. I would quick get some extra water in there and then hustle to get that temp down if you already have eggs set. You can always adjust the humidity again, but if you already have eggs in your first concern needs to be getting that temperature down, I believe right around 100 degrees is acceptable for a still air. Once again, hopefully someone with more experience in still air incubation will come along to help you out more than I have, but at least I tried. [​IMG]
     
  7. leghornlover@123

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    well im freaking out i tried fanning some air into them and my hydrometer fell on some eggs:( [​IMG] one had a crack beyond repair so i opend it its only day one not even the full day yet i saw nothing in the yolk just yellow is that ok and as for the temp its about 104-106 now will they die if i leave it and the yolk was yellow nothing else that i saw was it fertile its not even been a full day and the box said fertile eggs
     
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  8. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i wouldnt worry about humidity till the last 3 days. as for temp.... my still ait styrofom incubator has small holes on each coner on the bottom and one in the middle. on the lid it has two penny sized holes and 6 little holes. whats the temp like in the room the bators in? covering the holes will only heat it up more. what sizle bulb u using??
     
  9. leghornlover@123

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    40wat will they live if i leave it like that at 104-106
     
  10. cmom

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    Quote:I agree try a lower wattage bulb. I use a 15 and that keeps my eggs perfect.
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