Last night was The beginning of day 21 (so I'm still in day 21 until 8 PM tonight) for me on my first set. No pips, no wiggles, nothing! I was worried so I candled them quickly. They all seemed to be alive. I suspect my temperature is a little low and delaying them, even though both my thermometers are calibrated. Since I was heading to bed I didn't want change the temperature and accidentally fry them. I figured I would do it in the morning. I wake up this morning and the temperature had dropped in my incubator to 95°! I wrapped a towel partly around the outside, not blocking the ventilation, and changed the settings to bring the temperature up. Had to go to work but left my husband with implicit instructions. Has anyone experienced temperature drop like this during lockdown? And had chick survival?
Honestly, anything can happen while incubating. It may have been something as simple as a draft in the house. Keep in mind 21 days is a baseline, some hatch early, some hatch day 23. I'm sure they are fine. If he can get the temperatures back up to 99 and they will be just fine I'm sure!
Edited by ambe0487 - 2/3/16 at 5:34am