Day 13 temp spike...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CrazyChickens09, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the temperature in incubator spiked suddenly this afternoon to 102 after staying steady between 97-100 degrees for the past two weeks. I am sure this is normal because as babies grow they generate more heat but how high does it need to be near hatching? Thank you so much
     
  2. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New one on me !!!Sounds like a thermostat sticking or sun peeked in on incubator....cva34
     
  3. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its in a room with no windows so no sun lol..[​IMG]. I will just keep an eye on it and make sure it doesnt spike or drop to low
     
  4. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im sorry! that super sucks. :( i think with everything ive read you just keep an eye on it, and leave everything like normal. Ive read people have had the same problems a couple times and eggs still hatch. im no expert at all, but i wish you the best and just stick to it
     
  5. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you..so far so good
     
  6. redhen689

    redhen689 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A spike up to 102 is no problem. Try turning the thermostat down a tiny bit, not much... just a hair. Watch and wait several hours and see what happens.
    I know in my house the ambient temperature in the house makes a big difference.
    The warmer weather we've had outside means the inside temperature has gone up significantly and this affect the temp in the incubator.
     
  7. CrazyChickens09

    CrazyChickens09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm beginning to think your right redhen.Since its warmed up it spiked again to 102
     

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