Whats your acceptable incubator temp?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KYBOY, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

    468
    16
    161
    Mar 8, 2008
    Eastern,Kentucky
    For a forced air? Just curious. Ive heard everything from 99*-100.5* as acceptable and honestly most literature Ive read will differ from article to article. Are you comfortable with a steady 99* or do you think 99.5*-100.5* is a must?
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2008
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:99.5

    98.5 will cause late hatch and weak chicks ... 100.5 will cause early hatch and weak chicks.

    105 is fatal, and much above 100.5 will seriously affect the hatch, if sustained.

    These are internal egg temps, not air temp.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2008
  3. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Chillin' With My Peeps

    210
    3
    121
    Dec 21, 2007
    South Louisiana
    99.5 is the only temp I ever used in forced air.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by