Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nickabocker, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. nickabocker

    nickabocker Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone,

    I haven't posted in a while but I think I'm in need of some help. I recently made the decision to hatch a batch of eggs this year and built two styrofoam incubators. I picked everything up for a good price but I am confused if I did something wrong. One incubator cycles perfectly every couple seconds and according to the thermometer is maintaining 99 degrees. The second incubator however also works but cycles way less often and has a two degree variance 97-99. The only thing different is placement of the thermostat as well as cord used to power my fan. My specs are as follows

    1st fan power 12v - 300

    2nd fan power 12v - 1.5a (tried lower but can hardly spin maybe spinning to fast?)

    1st thermostat fan----->thermostat---->light

    2nd thermostat fan----->light---->thermostat

    My spacing is identical between the light and thermostat. Maybe I am over thinking this but I feel it should cycle nearly the same as the first one.

    I'll edit this post with a video link shortly.

     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2017
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using a wafer thermostat? If so each one is a little different.
     
  3. nickabocker

    nickabocker Out Of The Brooder

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    I am using the water heater thermostats in both. I understand a little variance. Ok what about this could my fan be to much in the second incubator? Can that hurt the eggs? I don't receive the eggs until Tuesday next week so just kind of want to get them stable as possible
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My incubator thermostat turns on at 98º and off at 101.5ºmy thermometer on the eggs reads 99.5 constantly. I think you will be fine

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  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I believe that's typical. You figure during the air temp cycles the eggs themselves are not really changing much.
     

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