Thought I got the temp regulated....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mommysongbird, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    now it is pushing 102 REALLY QUICKLY, what can I do??

    I have already taken the rocks out, I have taken the lid off a few times to let the temp come down (thinking like a broody hen here [​IMG]) what else to do??? I don't want it too go over 102 while we are in bed tonight!! [​IMG]
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Make sure the water has not dried up.

    Just barely touch the thermostat knob.

    Too cool is better than too hot, you can work on it some more in the morning.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    More details?

    Did you just set the eggs? It can take a day for temps to stabilize. If you keep opening it, the spot where the thermostat takes it's measurements might be artificially cool from movement and thus keeping the heater on longer.
  4. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Quote:No, we are on day 4 and 5. I have a fan on constantly though. I actually started it almost a week before we got our fist eggs and the temp was good then, then we got the eggs and had to buy the fan. Things have been okay for 2 days then I had to take the humidity metor out to calibrate (kept reading really low), that is still out.

    What I have done and it has helped is pull one vent plug and there is water in all the resivoirs.

    We had to turn on the heat (baseboard electric) in our house because it is back down in the low 30's at night and not getting too high in the day, maybe 37 - 40?? Our house is always cool, right now it is in the low to mid 60's.

    Just checked the temp and it is now running (for about an hour now) 101.2 and this is with one plug pulled.

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