Day 12 Up date with some questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MyNameIs86, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyway, it's Day 12th and I went to check on my eggs... The temperature was 97! OMG. The humidity was still in the 30's. (Either 30 or 38... Didn't want to open the incubator to check). I don't know why the temp plummeted so i cranked up the temperature. I tossed out the "dead' egg because inside was only a unmoving blob with transparent egg shell around it no blood what so ever.But i'm just hoping my 14 eggs didn't just perished with the sudden temperature drop...
     
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  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is wrong with 97? yeah its not 100 but its fine. I just hatched out a bunch and the temperature was 114 for 4 hours. You're fine.
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    mine dropped to that temp every night last month here they are:

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  4. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just thought the temp needed to be at 100. It dropped down to97 again. I turned it up again. It's freezing in my room
     
  5. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You keep moving the heat up and down your soon gonna have cooked eggs. What kind of bator is it. Can you wrap a blanket around the sides/top but NOT the air vents.
     
  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have my bator on cusions
     
  7. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    97 isnt a big deal unless you want them to hatch on time. They may be a day late at 97 degrees. They may not be too. Shouldnt have a big impact on development.
     
  8. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a hovabator 1602n? *not sure of the number. I have the temp at 99 and haven't touched it since yesterday.
    i'm going to leave it alone. i'm at the point where i'm going to add water and if they hatch they hatch if not. i just wasted $120.00
    I have my bator on a wood desk. I'm curious...

    You know how when you heat up or cool down one side of metal the whole metal is cold? does it work for wood desks? Cuz i have it next to a fish tank which feels cold but the betta fish is still going well (after 1 year of owning him). i wish I thought of putting a pillow or blanket down when I first started the hatch. :(. I do have shawl i can wrap around the bottom. but i was afraid of fire since everything is hooked up.
     
  9. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the temp is holding then leave it be. If it has drafts around it then i would suggest the blanket etc. around it.
     

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