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Can the eggs create warmth?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KatieBugg, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on day 16 and I have noticed the last 2 days the bator very slowly creeping up an additional degree in temp. Can the eggs this close to hatch create there own heat? I truly hope this isn't a DUH question lol. I am getting so antsy for hatch day!!
     
  2. thebirdguy

    thebirdguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, developing chicks will get to a point where they are generating some heat. This is one reason that I believe in always having a thermostat controlled incubator that will maintain a temperature automatically rather than needing to be babysat and adjusted depending on the weather or other factors..
     
  3. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you for the reply! I could not imagine trying to incubate without a thermostat!
     

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