Where do you put thermometer? Should the ggs be close or apart?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by leecey411, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. leecey411

    leecey411 Songster

    May 31, 2007
    I just took the eggs out of the turner and placed them on a grip liner in the hovabator.
    Where do I put the thermometer now? I put it on top of some eggs , just as when the eggs were in the turner. But this is temporary as the eggs will start to move.
    Now the eggs are lower down in the bator, I also have 2 oven thermometers with probes in there set about egg height. Does this seem right?
    Should I be at 99.5 or 100?

    Should I place the eggs close like in a nest or apart?

    Nervous mom awaiting replies
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2007
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Around either of those temps will be fine. 99.5 if you have a fan and 101.5 if you are doing still air. Important part is temps in the egg are 99.5 deg or there abouts. Good luck!
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I usually set mine a bit apart, but once you've got any hatched they start bumping into them and moving them around pretty good.

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