YOUR ideal temperature for a STILL air incubator.

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What temperature (Centigrade) would be your ideal temeperature?

37.0 C
1
20%
37.1 C
0
No votes
37.2 C
0
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37.3 C
0
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37.4 C
0
No votes
37.5 C
2
40%
37.6 C
2
40%
37.7 C
0
No votes
37.8 C
0
No votes
37.9 C
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 5

Sparklepeeps

YOUR ideal temperature for a STILL air incubator.

Post by Sparklepeeps » 13 Mar 2007, 19:23

If you came to your STILL air incubator to check what the temperature was running at, what would be your ideal temperature?

So many different 'ideals' documented in literature and from advice on this forum, so I am interested to see what the average is :D

Due to the subjective nature of this issue, the Poll refers to the temperature at the mid point height of an egg that is laid on its side.
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Tony Sirett

Post by Tony Sirett » 13 Mar 2007, 20:11

have just bought this of off ebay this reads that 39 C / 102F is the ideal, so thats what i have been aiming for :?

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but saying that in incubation at home by Michael Roberts he shows this

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and on the easy chicken web site it shows

"Still-air incubator (no fan):101.5 degrees measured at the TOP of the eggs".

From The Poultry Keeper Wiki
Maintain the temperature at about 102°F (38.8°C). In general, overheating is more critical than underheating

sorry i do tend to go over the top when i look things up :oops:
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Sparklepeeps

Post by Sparklepeeps » 13 Mar 2007, 20:26

My thermometer is the height of mid point of the eggs, and I was told to aim for 37 -37.5 at that height.

...its all very subjective really.

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Post by kated » 13 Mar 2007, 21:02

38.5 degrees on the top of the eggs.

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RobMad

Post by RobMad » 13 Mar 2007, 21:35

Dont make the mistake like i did and muck your eggs up when using a still air. I was used to a forced air one and had the temp all wrong, they developed but didnt hatch.

In the Polyhatch at the moment i got it at 39.2 degrees at the top of eggs.

Sparklepeeps

Post by Sparklepeeps » 13 Mar 2007, 21:37

RobMad wrote:Dont make the mistake like i did and muck your eggs up when using a still air.
What do you mean by 'much your eggs up?'

Sparklepeeps

Post by Sparklepeeps » 13 Mar 2007, 22:15

hummm.

Egg temp between bottom and mid point is 36.5 and on top is 41.0 currently.

*sigh*

RobMad

Post by RobMad » 13 Mar 2007, 22:38

Muck - as in mess them up.

If your using the covatutto. With my first hatch i couldnt control the temp and they hatched in July last year when it was baking outside and they was fine even though the thermometer was sky high!!

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