temperature question for still air incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Billy-jean, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Billy-jean

    Billy-jean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My incubator is set at 101,I have 6 silkie eggs in there...With a still air incubator is it correct to have the temps a bit higher to 102 -103? I hear different things from different people about having still air and needing a higher temperature..I am set at 101,is this correct ?
    Thanks,,
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    In a still air, it is important where you are taking the temperature. Hot air rises. Some people are amazed at how much difference it makes where you take the temperature when they check it out.

    The ideal temperature at the top of the eggs is 101.5 degrees. If you are at 101 at the top of the eggs, you are doing great. That is close enough.
     
  3. Billy-jean

    Billy-jean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok,awesome,I have the thermometer level with the tops of the eggs,,and it says 101.. [​IMG]
     

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