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ChrisCarreiro
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« on: May 22, 2006, 07:36:01 AM »


I have a minor problem with my incubator. Before i go to bed the temperature is 100 degrees, when i wake up to turn the eggs the temperature is 98. Should i increase the temperature to 102. Just below 103 so my temperature decreases to 100 instead of 98, or is that too hot?

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Chris Carreiro
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2006, 07:37:09 AM »

I am incubating Coturnix quail.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2006, 09:20:13 AM »

I personally would not raise it since the little giants recommend hatching at 100 degrees. Your hatch might be a little late from the lower temp but at least you won't cook the eggs that way. I would not let it drop below the 98 degrees either. Be careful adjusting that little giant, if it is the one with a circuit board it is REALLY touchy.

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2006, 06:01:38 PM »

Hi Chris!  Giving it another try?  It gets easier as you go along.  I still wonder each time a set is due if I haven't killed them all this time.  With a still air incubator I would try to have it between 101 and 99.  They can and do fluctuate and the adjusting knob is a bit touchy.  You will notice that the temperature will rise in the last week of incubating as the chicks develop, they give off heat too.  Just tweak it down a little  Good luck and let us know how it goes.  I have coturnix hatching out today and Friday I have Bobwhites due to hatch.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2006, 06:34:29 PM »

Hey Chris  I sent you a pm. I also sent you just over 100 eggs today. how many eggs do you have now, you should be able to hatch these too  you may have to build a little divider  and separate the eggs at hatch time. well i wish you the best with the hatch.  keep us informed on how they do.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2006, 06:38:06 PM »

yea on a still-air. 101 is fine. good luck
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2006, 07:16:26 PM »

Hi ya'll,

I just put 108 Wisconsin Bobwhite eggs in my forced air Little Giant Saturday. Dry bulb temp is 99.5-100 f and wet bulb is 85-88 f. It'll drop to about 99 dry and top out at about 100.5.

Eric
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2006, 03:14:53 PM »

pamike I know, I had one and you couldn't even move it 1/16" without it changing 2 degrees. One hatch after I got it, it broke. So my mom bought one off of a guy and it has the wafers. It is so good.
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