How To Use Incubator Thermometer for Chick Egg Hatching?

Published: 22nd November 2011
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Are you really interested in knowing about perfect way of hatching the chicks using incubator thermometer? Then follow the bellow write-up:
For successful hatching of chicks the things you require is: hatchery that could offer you with fertilized eggs and incubator which may help you in providing the secure environment for hatching of eggs or nurtured growth of micro-organisms, etc.

Usually for hatching eggs, incubators require a precise set of environmental conditions related to temperature and humidity that may help the chicken eggs to mature duly from embryo within twenty one days of time.

An important thing that you need to take into consideration during the hatching period of eggs is the creation of desired environment within it in terms of temperature usually at 95 degrees Fahrenheit along with higher level of humidity ranging from 60-65% for the 18 days and 80-85% for the last three days.

It is advised that do not use the eggs that are older than 7 days for incubation purpose. Ensure to keep the hatch eggs under room temperature of about 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit before placing them inside the incubator. When you come to see that the chicks have started coming out of the eggs, switch off the device immediately so that the intense heat may not harm the chicks maturation.

You could also make this incubator at home simply by using the discarded home appliances such as microwave that is airtight in nature and can resist the extreme temperatures. In case you do not have this you may also make use of simple box.

Once you are with the box put it on the flat surface with longer side on the upper side. Measure it from the edges and around the sides up to 2 inches and mark it for cutting to create a frame opening.

Once you have cut down the desired portion of the cardboard put a glass over the opening area and close it down properly using cello tape and make it completely air tight.

Then turn it upside down by keeping the glass at the bottom where the light source is needed to be placed. You can use anything for the light or heat source, let us say you can use heat lamp which may provide consistent heat inside the box.

For this you may need to put the socket on the box particularly on the cardboard edge, where the bulb will be placed to provide the constant heat to the eggs for hatching.

Once you are through with this, place the eggs in the box and fill the tin with water and place it in the box to maintain the desired level of humidity.

After that, switch on the bulb wait for 4 to 6 hours till the temperature inside the box reaches from 103 degree C to 106 degree C. You may check this desired temperature in the box by making use of thermometer. In case you fail to get the desired temperature then you may need to check the box thoroughly for unwanted air escape. Simultaneously you need to check the water level in the tin to avoid unwanted drying up.

In order to have the proper and safe hatching of eggs turns them upside down at least three times a day with minimum air interaction. Thus, all this will help you in the safe hatchings of eggs within the desired level of humidity and temperature.

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