Early hatcher question...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by E.M. Silkies, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. E.M. Silkies

    E.M. Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my eggs went into lockdown yesterday afternoon. This morning--I would venture a guess at about 10--one started hatching. The temp in the incubator went up to about 101 for a while. It was peeping last night so we knew the temp was too warm. If a higher temp causes and early hatch, are the early hatchers fully developed and capable of hatching? I watched it for nearly and hour debating on whether to help it or not, but I didn't want to compromise the other eggs. I believe it died after about 45 minutes because it stopped moving. Thoughts? Opinions? I guess I'm feeling like I should have helped it but was concerned about opening the bator. What should I do if that happens in the future?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Better off not helping. Helping one hurts the rest. Early hatchers should do just fine. He still has a good chance of hatching. They take breaks an can sometimes take days to hatch.
     
  3. E.M. Silkies

    E.M. Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. That gives me some hope for him!
     

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