In the Brooder
- Mar 7, 2017
I have searched and see a lot of different answers on this, this is our second incubation attempt the first time we had only 1 hatch out of 33 eggs the rest were quitters, we thought the temp might be off, we also had hi humidity on the last attempt with some condensation on some eggs. We bought a thermal coupler thermometer (k band) that is certified for this attempt, question is the new thermometer shows the Air temp in the incubator between 99 to 102 depending on the time I look at it, if you touch one of the eggs with the therocoupler thermometer and shows the egg temp between 95 to 96°. I had put in a wireless thermometer also and that also tracks humidity, the wireless thermometer shows the temp at 93 the thermometer on the incubator shows 95.5, I do Believe that the thermometer is touching egg but when the eggs turn it sometimes falls between the eggs, we have a farm innovators model 4250 with fan and egg turner. We are also incubating at 7500 feet, we have relocated the incubator into a spare room out of drafts and sunlight last time it was in the same room as our wood burning stove so the room had hi flucations of heat, we set the heat in the bedroom (electric heat) and keep door closed this time. So do I go off of airtemp in the incubator or egg temp?