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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:17 pm 
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good plan stan.

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Hi folks, Is it the area in blue which is the rite temp for the incubator?

I'm putting some eggs in the incubator for the first time in years(woohoo!) and the temp is 100 f(37.8c). Is that too high or should i turn it down a little?

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The area in blue is the normal range for human body temperature. You can test your thermometers accuracy by taking your own temperature.


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Denis wrote:
The area in blue is the normal range for human body temperature. You can test your thermometers accuracy by taking your own temperature.


Ok cool, so that's the temp range the incubator should be

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Darren@AngelsView wrote:
Denis wrote:
The area in blue is the normal range for human body temperature. You can test your thermometers accuracy by taking your own temperature.


Ok cool, so that's the temp range the incubator should be

Cheers

Darren


No Darren, as Denis said the blue area is the temp range for the human body, this is how you can test your thermometer. There is no temp "range" for an incubator it has to stay at the set temp, 37.7 degree C or 100 degree F. it cannot vary from this.

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Tropical Chooks wrote:
Darren@AngelsView wrote:
Denis wrote:
The area in blue is the normal range for human body temperature. You can test your thermometers accuracy by taking your own temperature.


Ok cool, so that's the temp range the incubator should be

Cheers

Darren


No Darren, as Denis said the blue area is the temp range for the human body, this is how you can test your thermometer. There is no temp "range" for an incubator it has to stay at the set temp, 37.7 degree C or 100 degree F. it cannot vary from this.

Brendan


That's the magic number i needed to know :)

Thermometre is reading 100 1/4 F. So i guess i'll leave it where it is :D
Hasn't been used for a few years and has been knocked around a bit so i wasn't sure if the temp adjustment screw had moved slightly and if it was still maintaining the correct temp for incubation.
Unfortunately i have lost the booklet that came with it that had the temp guide.

Thanx heaps

Darren :)


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There is no temp "range" for an incubator it has to stay at the set temp, 37.7 degree C or 100 degree F. it cannot vary from this.


Brendan, do you actually set yours for 100 for your chooks? not 103?


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hi guys, new to incubators this season so no expert but instructions say 100, and when thermometer was wrong (104) cooked the poor chicks, but on 100 had good results, cheers pam

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hm, my incubator instructions say 103 for chooks, different temps for ducks, geese etc
i use 103 and no probs so far... the booklet says any higher temp (even 104 for a short period of time) can do major damage...


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Different designs of incubator are different. It's best to follow the instructions of your's and if problems modify from there. But too hot is bad.

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Hi Hillbillygirl, yes I have a special thermostat and it is permanently set to 37.75 degreeC, it can't be adjusted. My incubator is also home made. If the instructions for your incubator say 103 there would be a reason for this, as an example, it is possible the thermometer is just above the eggs causing the temp at the middle of the eggs to be a little lower, it really does depend on how the incubator is set up. I would follow your instructions, then if you are having problems adjust from there, but if you are getting good hatches just keep doing what you are doing.
If you don't know what temp it is supposed to run at, or lost the instructions, or make your own incubator, I think 100 or 37.7 is the best temp to start with, as that is what the eggs need to be at. Then work from there. It may also make a slight difference depending on wether it is fan forced or still air.
But too hot is always worse than too cold.

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When following the manufacturers instructions be sure you are measuring the temperature at the point the manufacturer tells you to.


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In another thread...
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Just under 103 for a still air. Most fan forced operate at 100.


I have a home-made styrofoam incubator.

A check of the Temperature Conversion chart above reveals that the outdoor thermometer laying mid-height between eggs ranges between 99.3-100 F and the Thermostat Sensor (lights on/off) ranges between 100.4 - 102.7 F.

There is a 12v computer fan which circulates a lot of air (I took it out of a computer and replaced it because it was too noisy) thus making it fan forced.

Providing the sensors are accurate, my incubator is sitting pretty much at the right temperature, right?


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99.3 - 100 sounds good to me. My forced air runs at 99.5 - 100 and always works.


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