What happened???


In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 28, 2009
So the homemade 'bator is sittin pretty with humidity at 48% and the thermostat is doing it's job. Clicks off at 101, back on at 99. It sits there for about 24 hours. No fluctuations.

So yesterday afternoon I put in 15 room-temp eggs. Temps spike to 106. Thermostat doesn't click off. I vent, move the thermometer, and try again. Again 106. The eggs are nothing special, so I decide to just leave everything and see what the 'bator does. The thermostat never clicks off.

I come down this morning to check it. 106. I have two thermometers in there (after having 3 originally). However, now the "correct one" is saying 106 while the digital is 100.1. But all the while the thermostat never clicks off though....

I changed NOTHING other then adding eggs!

Man-o-man-o-man.... this incubating thing is gonna kill me! I think this batch is ruined.. but I'm gonna buy a new thermometer and ride it out for a few days anyhow, see what happens. And to think, there's supposed to be 21 more days of this???
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Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
May 14, 2008
North Phoenix
My Coop
What happened?

The thermostat isn't working.

If at first we don't succeed... try, try, try....... again.

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