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Broken incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Heffer Nite, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Heffer Nite

    Heffer Nite Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had my incubator running and my eggs are at 18 and 16 days into incubation but last night the temp dropped to 25 degrees and hasnt come back up, i may be able to borrow a friends incy, my question is will all my eggs now be dead?
     
  2. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 16 & 18 days along the eggs can take some cool temperatures. They do generate heat of their own at those stages, but I'm not sure they can take 25 degrees, that's pretty cold. You wouldn't know for sure until you get them up to temperature & see if they hatch - What I'm saying is there is a slight chance they can hatch, but is slight.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I imagine you mean 25C or 77F. You could put them under a light until you get another incubator. Or put hot water bottles in the incubator to try and get the temp up.
     

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