turning fan off during lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NoSkiveez, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. NoSkiveez

    NoSkiveez NoSkiveez Poultry

    Dec 27, 2009
    Casa Grande
    My Coop
    I've recently had some issues with eggs drying out at hatch. In some of my last few hatches I've helped out more chicks than I have wanted to. One was so dried that I had to apply olive oil to the chick to allow it to unroll.

    I've been running the fan thru incubation and I'm getting ready to Lockdown and I was wondering if its unadvisable to turn the fan off?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Its probably not a good idea. If your thermostat is set with the fan on an you turn the fan off an let the thermal layers form then the air at the egg level could change temp by up to 20 degrees. http://cmfarm.us/stillair.html

    You
    may have to much ventilation or to low of humidity at hatch time.
     

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