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post #11 of 18
Sounds like your incubator is definitely malfunctioning for some reason. Are you able to change the temp setting? Mine did this the other day. I bumped my set temp up to 100.3 F and after a couple of hours it was back up to 100.0 and I set the temp back down to 100.0. Until your temp gets reset maybe move to a warmer room ( our warmest room is our downstairs bath for whatever reason). Not sure what time it is where you are but you may want to run to feed store to buy a new Bator. If it's after hours try placing a heating pad under it or wrapped around it. I would not give up on your eggs yet. I have heard multiple stories in which eggs were cooked for many hours due to power failure/outage that were still successful. But you defended to get the temp up soon.

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

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~Life is not disposable.~


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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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post #12 of 18
What about a master reset? Try unplugging it for about a minute and then plugging it back in.

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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post #13 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by fayediddles View Post

turns out the electric cord has failed!!! and I had 30 chicks sold
Sorry I just saw this. If a feed store is open near you I would immediately buy a new one. If after hours try a heating pad or a brooding light if you have one or both. Only thing is you will need to make sure you don't over heat them. Don't worry about humidity right now. Is there a way to rig up a new plug in the meantime?

As for a new Bator I like the hova Bator 1588. My friend uses Farm innovators with good luck.

I'm so sorry this is happening with your eggs. I don't think it had anything to do with your grandson adding water if that helps.

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
Reply

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
Reply
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks all, it turns out my computer electric cord fit and is working fine, I did demand my money back which was refunded back into my account. so I'm going to look into buying a a new incubator.

post #15 of 18

I'm so glad for you!  How long did your eggs cool for?  Did you try candling them for movement?  Is your temp back up to normal?

 

Not sure what your budget is, but you can get a Hova Bator Genesis 1588 for about $150.  It's worth it's cost.  I have had nothing  but successful hatches.  Hova Bator has always been very helpful with any issues, replacing any parts, tech support, etc... worth it.

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
Reply

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 

well this was my first time but I've had 26 out of 48 hatched but I think I needed higher humidity on the last 3 days, the other incubator that I was having trouble with got pretty cold but I won't know for `12 more days. How high does the humidity  it need to be? I've been keeping it in 50 to 60 then last 3 days 70 to 80? is this right, most of my first batch were dead chicks, almost like they couldn't crack the shell. I actually took 4 chicks out of their shells so far they are doing ok just not standing very well yet


Edited by fayediddles - 2/2/16 at 4:13pm
post #17 of 18
I typically incubate "dry" which means I keep my humidity 27%~35% days 1-17. Then at lockdown I jump it up to 75%. It is my experience that the higher humidity early on results in chicks drowning. I've used this method for about a year and hatch every month. My hatch rates are generally 87%~94%. I have BCM in the Bator now. My average humidity is 30% and I'm on day 8.

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
Reply

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
Reply
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 

nice, but I have an alarm that sounds if my humidity gets below 45 % but I am in the process of buying a different  incubator 

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