Does Higher Incubator Temperatures Speed Up Hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cowboy_Shamblin, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Cowboy_Shamblin

    Cowboy_Shamblin In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2010
    Elk City
    Seems many of my eggs are hatching a day or two early since its been so hot in Oklahoma
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Yes, it can make eggs hatch earlier, but it can also cause problems with the chicks. So, it's not a good idea to do it intentionally. If it's due to weather and not having a cooler place to put an incubator, probably not a lot you can do about it. It's been a beastly hot summer everywhere east of the Rockies from what I keep reading and hearing. It's now officially the hottest summer on record here in SE Michigan per the National Weather Service, and that is coming off the warmest spring period on record.
  3. spoggy

    spoggy d'Anver d'Nut

    Aug 19, 2008
    Carlisle Township
    Quote:Agreed, within reason. If egg temperatures rise too high for extended periods of time, you're likely to wind up with a batch of duds.

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