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Day 18 - Temperature Drop

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tnkinhunting, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Songster

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    Help - I took my eggs out of the turner this am - consistant 99.5 temp - I come back home with cartons and open bator to put in cartons and notice eggs are not as warm as they should be - check temp. it's at 80 - I adjust it back to 99.5.....I don't know what happened - I may have not had lid securely - it's a Little Giant bator - not forced air......what have I done?.......Anyone else have this kind of problem with power outage, etc.? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. orlandoluv1

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    how long where you gone?
     
  3. orlandoluv1

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    honestly i think you will be fine. a moma gets off her eggs every so often too so i dont see why this would cause a problem. worse would be they were too hot then you have a problem casue they are cooked. i say dont worry!
     
  4. tnkinhunting

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    I was gone probably 6 hours - it is keeping a constant temp now so it had to be that the lid did not close properly. I am worried because it is so late in the hatch - I said day 21 - gosh, I mean day 18 of incubation. They have three more days to go......if I didn't kill them! [​IMG]

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  5. LinckHillPoultry

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    I highly doubt you killed them. Last summer I had a bator running for about 12 days, and then somehow the power went out and didn't come back for 4 hours! I still had chicks out of that hatch.
     
  6. tnkinhunting

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    I sure hope not - these eggs were ordered and I did everything by the book. Well, it's wait and see now. Maybe it will just take a little longer to hatch? [​IMG]
     
  7. MaransGuy

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    By day 18 the chicks are starting to generate their own body heat so should be fine. You may have a bit of a delayed hatch but I would highly doubt you would have any losses from the drop. Too high of a temp spike is far more dangerous.

    Richard
     
  8. tnkinhunting

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    OK, it's day 21 - not a peep - nor pip!!!!!! No sounds! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. twigg

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    OK, it's day 21 - not a peep - nor pip!!!!!! No sounds! hit hit

    Patience, is a virtue [​IMG]
     
  10. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    tnkin, ya got any fingernails left, or have you chewed them down already?

    I'd be a wreck, too!
    What are you hatching?
     

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