Whats better?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BairleaFarm, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    99.0* or 100.8* for incubating? seems im either or [​IMG]
     
  2. SebrightLuver

    SebrightLuver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    My incubators are set at 99.6F for incubation, if those are your only two options I would choose 100.8
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    The lower temp the eggs may take a few hours longer to hatch and the higher the temp the earlier they might hatch.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Depends on if your incubator is a still air or has a fan.
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Are these chicken eggs?

    low temps will kill some embryos (like turkeys).. so you don't want to go too low..

    without knowing what kind of incubator and what kind of eggs I would tend to go with the 100.8.. it's still in the acceptable range however it leave pretty much no room for temp spikes

    if those were my only two choices I would go for 100.8 for incubation then drop it down to 99.0 for hatch
     
  6. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its got a fan and its for chickens. I think ill keep it where it is. The temps fluxuate between 99.7 and 100.8. Humidity is steady at 33%. I think it looks good and im ready to start incubating. [​IMG]
     

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