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Turkey Eggs --Hovabator Question....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DaniT, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. DaniT

    DaniT Just Hatched

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    I am VERY new to hatching and borrowed a Hovabator Circulated air ..... I have it going ... and can't get the temp to go lower than 100 .... it is holding VERY steady at 100 .... I am doing a Dry Hatch ..... Will this temp be ok? Or do I need to somehow figure out how to lower to 99??? Any other tips welcome also!!!!
     
  2. Jim121898

    Jim121898 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm no pro by any means but have hatched turkeys. I actually ran mine at 100 degrees and had good results. I also did what's considered to be a dry incubation and my humidity ran at roughly 30-40% on its own. [​IMG]
     
  3. DaniT

    DaniT Just Hatched

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    Awesome .. thank you .... %^>
     
  4. Bantambird

    Bantambird Overrun With Chickens

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    My turkey eggs don't like it below 99.5 and I have had them have trouble sometimes below that, so I typically hold it at an even 100 so if it varies it won't go below that during early stages. You can drop a degree during hatch.
     
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  5. Jim121898

    Jim121898 Out Of The Brooder

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    No worries and I'm sure you will get more opinions. The biggest thing you will want to watch is the air cells to make sure they're progressing at the proper rate as you probably know. Then control your humidity as needed. Good luck with the hatch! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Bantambird

    Bantambird Overrun With Chickens

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    Because of the climate here I can't dry run, because humidity would be 9-10% dry. I wish I could dry run!
     
  7. Bantambird

    Bantambird Overrun With Chickens

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    For most precise humidity adjustment, weighing every week gives you a good gauge for moisture loss. Also, for a rough estimate, tracing the air cell in pencil can give you a visual of your moisture loss. Sally Sunshine has a sticky dedicated to hatching, and there is a whole thread running populated with eager hatching helpers.
     
  8. DaniT

    DaniT Just Hatched

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    Thank you ... %^>
     

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