Anxious to begin the third round with Janoel8, but I feel the temperature needs adjusted to increase my hatch rate especially with the many dead embryo chicks in the past 2 incubation's. I have 2 thermometers inside the incubator and I will collect readings at various times for the next few days.
The instruction manual suggested a 37.6°C setting and I kept this sitting for the first 2 incubation's. As of now I have the temperature setting at 37.2°C and my 2 thermometers are reading 99.5°F and 100°F. I will rotate the thermometers around the incubator for a couple of days to make sure I am at the 99.5°F reading.
Update; the incubator has been running at 37.2°C for 5 days now and the two thermometers inside continue to read 99.5°F and 100°F as I move them around to different areas. Last night I calibrated the temperature setting by holding the set button for three seconds then moved the + sign until I came to CA. When CA was displayed I quickly pushed set button and moved the - button setting to -.03. The incubator will return to normal on its own after adjustment. I adjusted Janoel8 temperature display to 37.5°C and continued monitoring the external thermometer temperatures and noticed I was now cooler holding 98.0°F, so recalibrated my settings +.03°. After the second calibration my thermometers have been displaying 99.5° and 100°F. The 37.5°C is the reading I want displayed.
I've noticed the cloudy damp weather outside has helped with holding the humidity in the low 60% range after placing 2 cups of water in the water channels. I will only add 1 cup the next time when the humidity drops to mid 40% range.