Where to measure the temperature in bator????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mandelaykay, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. mandelaykay

    mandelaykay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2011
    Southern maine
    I hope someone can shed some light on this for me... my incubator says that the temp should be 99.5 but I hear and read that the temp should be 100-101 on top of the eggs. So is the 99.5 temp for the rack? Should I lie the thermometer on top of my eggs and if so what should I have that temp at????

    Thanks guys

    Mandy L.V.T
  2. chickens friend

    chickens friend Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2009
    Southwest virginia
    Take temp readings at the top of eggs and anywhere in that temp range is fine.
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    If the incubator has no fan then it should be about 101 at the top of the egg.

    If there is a fan then the temp should be 99.5 anywhere around the middle. Placement is not as key as the one with no fan.

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