Cold Hatcher!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rbl4life, May 30, 2011.

  1. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to do some last minute changes to my hatcher, and after all was said and done the temp was at about 90.. it didnt reach back to temp for about ten hours... would the chicks be ok still?
     
  2. chickensbythesea

    chickensbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean an incubator (eggs), or a brooder (chicks)?

    I assume you mean incubator, and if it is an incubator, when did you set the eggs? Fluctuation is a lot less troublesome early on, and gets more problematic the closer to hatching.

    If it's a brooder, 90 is warm enough.
     
  3. buckboy101

    buckboy101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah it depends if you mean brooder or incubator
     
  4. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry about that! i mean incubator.. and i made the changes the day went went on lockdown, so the first out of three days was pretty much at 90- 93
     
  5. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    since they are late in incubation i think they can produce their own heat, so 90 wont be a problem
     
  6. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank you!!
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Last winter on our coldest night we lost power. The power had already been off for a couple of hours when I discovered the power was off, my incubator temp was 78 degrees. Luckily I had a battery pack and an inverter. I plugged the incubator into it and got the temp back up. After a couple of more hrs the power came back on. I still had a good hatch.
     

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