temps for bator.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Raven81, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Raven81

    Raven81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2010
    Te Anau NZ
    was wondering what temp range works best for everyone im trying to steady my home made bator. & also the humidity, its summer over here in new zealand if that makes a diff its my 1st time.
    its a styrofoam bin with a light for heat & a pc fan have made a manual turner that i can tilt from the outside so no need to open it. window in the top so i can see, 3 thermometers & a hygrometer i calibrated? it ( salt method ) read 73 after 12 hrs.
    the 2 thermometers are sitting in the egg carton & read similar the 3rd is on the inside of window & reads a few degrees lower than other 2 but i would think thats normal.
    when i do a search i keep getting diff answers.
  2. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2008
    Fremont, Wisconsin
    I would try to keep at it 99.5 degrees and 65% humidity. Hope that helps!

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