what temp?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by g&h farm, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. g&h farm

    g&h farm Out Of The Brooder

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    What should my temp be during lockdown in a still air bator? This is my first hatch ahh so nerve wracking
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Still air is 101.5 The same temp clear through the hatch, from day one to hatch.
    Good luck to you on your first hatch!
     
  3. jujubee

    jujubee Feather Hill Farm

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    Its been awhile sense I have used a still air, I hated the wafer thermostats. When I managed to get it to stay at 100.5 degrees (hand turned) I would never mess with it. If you are using a turner then the temp is 96 degrees according to info I found online, but I still had mine at 100.5 with a turner and had successful hatches. My current incubators have electronic factory set thermostat that is supposed to be set at 100.5 but ever thermometer I place in them reads 102.5. I’m not complaining because I have been getting darn close to 100% hatches from eggs that showed as fertile whne candled on day 7. I was lucky to get a 60 % hatch in the still air unit. So I say if its at or near 100 degrees dont mess with it. Someone with more still air experience may say other wise. Happy Hatching [​IMG]
     

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