temperature???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Justino, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    whats the lowest and highest the temp is suposed to be? mine is like 99.5 and up....
     
  2. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    depends on if the bater is still air or has a fan. For still air,the temps should be around 101, but would probably do o.k. anywhere from 100-102. For fans,the optimum is 99.5, but you'd probably do o.k. anywhere from 99-100. It's better to be on the cool side,it just may take the eggs a little longer to hatch. If the temps chnage for just a little while,most of the time the eggs will be fine. I had a broody set this past Summer when the temps were anywhere from 102-106 for 2 weeks straight(even at night). She hatched 2 chicks out of 8.
     

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