What is the Highest safe temp for my Still air incubator.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelseygirl707, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    So I Have read that my still air needs to be between 101-102, but once in a while I catch it at 102-102.5 I know 103 is bad, but is is also bad to go above 102? I'm usually home at least 20 hours a day, but this weekend I will be gone quite a bit, so I'm worried about it going over 102.

    Thanks!
     
  2. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO, it shouldn't go over 102. if it does for a very short time, your ok. but i don't think it will be good if it does it for long period of time. [​IMG]
     
  3. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Mine stayed at 100 degress the whole time and hatched 37 out of 42 eggs.
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    This is my first time using still air (my fan died on me) .... but I have ran a little hot in my bator when it was forced air.... and I had good hatches. Hopefully someone can tell you for sure... I'd like to know also. I have mine set at 102 right now... but it can fluctuate [​IMG] I had a temp spike of 104 and I'm going to candle tonight to see if they are still growing. I'm hoping the still air part makes it easier to survive temp spikes since it already runs hotter than a forced air. (which makes no sense to me anyways... but [​IMG] )
     
  5. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Ok, Thanks Guys, I'll do my best to keep an eye on it. I'm almost tempted to set up a web cam to be able to check on it, so I can run home if it spikes!
     
  6. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    99,5 F is ideal.. I try to never go over 101F.. the reason they recommend the higher temps for still air is so that there are no cold spots in the bator..

    I have one of my LG still air set up and am running some temp and humidity experiments.. will make a thread about it in about a week.

    so far the humidity looks really good.. I have no trouble getting it up to 89%..

    I am waiting for new wafers to come from gqf in the mail..
     
  7. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Oh, it's all so confusing![​IMG] I guess I just need to get through my first hatch to gain some confidence. [​IMG]
     
  8. ravencreek

    ravencreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I have to ask...how long is a very short time and a long period? Are we talking minutes to hours or hours and days? My bator was at 102 for an unknown(at least 20 minutes) amount of time. I turned the eggs then realized a half hour or so later that I had forgotten to add more water then I noticed it was at 102.
     
  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Well, it takes some amount of time for the contents of the egg to change temp...even when the outside air fluctuates. But I couldn't give you an exact time. If you use a water wiggler with a thermometer you will see what temp the eggs are in relation to your air temp.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2009
  10. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    My still air LG runs from 100-to-102 and mine are growing. I think anything above 102 is bad.
     

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