Day 21 temp question!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by applesweets, May 24, 2011.

  1. applesweets

    applesweets Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the humidity at 79%, but the temp dropped the yesterday to 98 and I am wondering how much that is going to affect the hatch. Any advice? Should I expect a late hatch? It is at 98.6 right now and no matter what I do, I can not seem to get it to go higher. I don't want to open up the bator. How long should I wait before I should worry in regards to pipping? I really don't want to wait so long that I end up with exploded eggs in the case of them dying with my knowing, but I have heard of pipping happening as late as Day 24. Any advice?
     
  2. jcfuente51

    jcfuente51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what was your temperature durin incubation?

    if it also was low that much they could take up to 25 days
    if your tem was just [email protected] during incubation and just now dropped at lockdown it should be that much late a day or 2 at max. just keep waitting and try to get the tem right at 100 right now..
     
  3. applesweets

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    It was between 99.5 and 100.5. It varied a little due to turning and candling until lockdown and then it was 100.4-100.6 until yesterday. Not sure what changed, maybe the bulb is going bad or something.
     
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  4. jcfuente51

    jcfuente51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when did u candle last? and did u see any movement?
     
  5. applesweets

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    Just before lockdown at the beginning of day 18. (Just after 6 pm on Friday night) They were very alive and active.
     
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  6. applesweets

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    Put a heavy blanket on the incubator and now it's back up to 100.4.
     

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