Test running incubator - Do I need a fan ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JulieZ, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. JulieZ

    JulieZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My homemade aquarium incubator is under a test run right now - no eggs. It's been going strong for 5 hours. The temperature is 99.5 & my humidity is at 55%. This is without the fan on. If it stays this way do I have to cut it on? When I did, all temps dropped dramatically. I'm in Florida where the humidity is outrageous these day ... if that makes any difference. [​IMG]

    During lock down when I need to go 80-90%, how can I get that kind of reading? Do the eggs radiate any form of heat that helps this or will a towel draped over the incubator do the job? (read that in another thread ... want to double check)

    My BR eggs will be here on Friday/Saturday. [​IMG]
     
  2. afishel

    afishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are plenty of still air incubator I do not think it is a necessity! I would use a piece of glass 4 a lid not a towel. Towel and heat lamp not a good Idea
    if u put a lid on and run the fan then that would probably hold your temp and humidity. Then to increase humidity add wet sponges to decrease humidity take 1 sponge out at a time

    this guy gmendoza made a homemade incu look at this post he goes into great detail that will probably help u!!


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=374120

    good luck!
     

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