Day 18/19 - temperature woes

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by equus2, May 12, 2008.

  1. equus2

    equus2 Songster

    Darn it, anyway! [​IMG]

    It's day 19. I've had three temp dips of 5 degrees in the last 2 days, for various reasons: 1. (2 hour dip) I turned the turner off, and didn't adjust the temp upwards, 2. (5 hour dip) we had a cold front come through today and outside temps dipped twenty degrees while I was at work! and 3. (3 hour dip) I removed the turner when I got home, and didn't think about the turner itself as a heat sink. Another dip.

    I caused this problem. Rather than wait to have my hatcher "in hand," I loaded the bators. The hatcher shipped on 4/28....15 days ago...... [​IMG]

    DO these eggs have a chance, with all this fluctuating?? [​IMG]
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    They should be just fine.....lower temps are always more welcome than a spike....removing the turner causes the temp to lower but it comes back up within a few hours that your on day 19, don't open the bator and certainly do not adjust temps......sit on your hands [​IMG]
  3. equus2

    equus2 Songster

    Oh, thanx for the reinforcement. What a love/hate relationship I'm having with hatching this year!!!

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