Temperature for hatching eggs.

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by OwensChickens, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. OwensChickens

    OwensChickens Chirping

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    How hot dose it needs to be to hatch eggs.

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  2. ModernGameGrl

    ModernGameGrl In the Brooder

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    Depends on the incubator. I've read anything from 99.5-101 a little cooler for forced air and a little higher for still air. I keep my little giant still air at 100
     
  3. gameandmore

    gameandmore Chirping

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    Is 102 okay?
     
  4. OwensChickens

    OwensChickens Chirping

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    Yes


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  5. It depends on whether or not you use still air or forced air with a fan. In STILL AIR 102 is okay. You need a higher temp. to compensate for heat layers without a fan. In an incubator with a fan you will want to use 99.5-100 degrees because the heat will be distributed more evenly. If you incubate at higher temps in a forced air, the chicks will develop faster and hatch sooner and may have associated health problems and possibly even fail to hatch. A bit low is better then a bit high so err with the side of caution.
     

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