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MichaelL

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How long have yours been in the incubator? And what temp? Just curious haha, mine has been in for exactly 3 weeks and I saw what looked like veins.
 

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How long have yours been in the incubator? And what temp? Just curious haha, mine has been in for exactly 3 weeks and I saw what looked like veins.
RT female “Lady “ laid 1 on 3/3/21 another a day after. I candled 3 times. After a few days. Saw nothing. Around 3 weeks. Still not much but nice chalking. Then around 5 weeks. Looks like little dark dimes. Idk. Have the Hovenator set for 86 with a couple old school temp gauge as well as smart gauges. It is hard to get the temperature perfectly dialed in. I frequently have to go up or down a few degrees. I’m careful not to get too hot so sometimes on a cold day at work I see it 80 or so. Then dial in and repeat. I don’t like the built in thermostat. However eggs are monitored nonstop in hope. Keeping the humidity 75. Never make any fast adjustments so they don’t stress crack. It’s a bit like a part time job.
 

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Like when I got home it was 79. Press 2 degrees up. 20 minutes later it was 90. So I slowly vent down to 86 ish. Never stays. I called co. They blame it on fluctuations in room temperature. It is not. Mine has a crappy thermostat.
 

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Like when I got home it was 79. Press 2 degrees up. 20 minutes later it was 90. So I slowly vent down to 86 ish. Never stays. I called co. They blame it on fluctuations in room temperature. It is not. Mine has a crappy thermostat.
Wow okay thanks. Hopefully those fluctuations don't have too much of a negative impact on the eggs. Keep us updated, hopefully yours hatch!
 

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Like when I got home it was 79. Press 2 degrees up. 20 minutes later it was 90. So I slowly vent down to 86 ish. Never stays. I called co. They blame it on fluctuations in room temperature. It is not. Mine has a crappy thermostat.
I would get a new incubator quickly for peace of mind and safety of the eggs.. Mine was 50$ and holds temps perfectly
 
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