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Chicks too hot in incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by audrey02026, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had five chicks hatch today and I had one more egg that had piped. The temp was about 102 and the humidity 75% due to the hot weather here today it was difficult to keep the temp down. Anyway I noticed that the chicks were breathing heavy and had their beaks open. So I put the piped egg into another incubator and opened the hatcher for awhile when I closed it back up I left it open just a bit so it's about 90 in there. Do you think they were overheated?
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. That's too hot and you will lose new chicks due to it. At hatch, it doesn't need to be more that 97-98 degrees.
     
  3. franko

    franko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will also find if you keep it to cold they will huddle together and sometime one or two will get smothered. I have lost chicks this way. Good for you, hatching out your own chicks. How about some pictures? Good luck with the peeps. franko
     
  4. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. even though they were not completely dry I took them out and put them in the brooder last night I had a heck of a time trying to get the temp down in the hatcher. I have one more batch of eggs to go in lockdown on Friday....good thing it's the last one so I can just use the incubator they are in as a hatcher it's a much better one. I'll send some pics tonight when I get home from work. I also have one that piped Sunday night made some progress big hole but hasn't zipped yet...should I be worried? I put that egg in my Brinsea mini advance.
     

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