Incubation and Embryology - University of Illinois

Incubation Troubleshooting

Many dead germs.

Probable Cause Suggested Corrective Measure
Temperature too high or too low in incubator.

Check accuracy of thermometer. Operate incubator at proper temperature

Lack of ventilation.

Provide adequate ventilation of the incubator room and proper openings of the incubator ventilators. Do not recirculate foul air. Supply 100 percent fresh, tempered air.

Improper turning of eggs.

Turn eggs hourly, or, at least, at regular intervals eight times daily.

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