Bulb burnt out in the middle of the night!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by feff94, May 16, 2011.

  1. feff94

    feff94 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I woke up and went to turn my 3 Dozen pheasant eggs and the internal temp was 63 degrees! The bulb burnt out n the middle of the night and I dont know how long they spent in a declining temperature.
    What do you all think is the probability of the hatch if there will be any at all [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  2. L.L Farm

    L.L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea, but I would replace the bulb if possible and get the temp back up, you might have a few fighters in those eggs, who knows:confused:
     
  3. feff94

    feff94 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep already did [​IMG]
     
  4. kimandrich

    kimandrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have they been in the incubator?
    I've heard that usually if the temperature drop doesn't last longer than 24 hours, it doesn't make a difference.
     
  5. L.L Farm

    L.L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could still get a good hatch, I think it would've been a lot worse if your temps struck up to over 105, then you probably wouldn't have any that hatched.

    Good Luck! I hope most of them hatch for you! [​IMG]
     
  6. emryst

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    I also had that problem while I was at work. Temp only dropped to 80 though (in a 74 degree room) so I think it must have been off for awhile.

    We had 17/24 chicken eggs hatch and it was my first hatch. I think there is hope!
     
  7. feff94

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    If I remember correctly they would be on day 12 [​IMG]
     
  8. kimandrich

    kimandrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't think it should make a difference, but I can't say for sure.
    I've got 23 quail eggs in my incubator and had a temperature spike up to 111F on day 2 AND a drop on day 14 to 84F. Today is day 18 and I've had 2 hatch so far [​IMG].
     

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