Early!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jakmallex, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. jakmallex

    jakmallex Songster

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    Chicks weren't due until Tuesday, and one is already pipping and peeping!
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    That is a better way to tell at what temperature your incubator is running than a thermometer. Since they are early, your incubator is too hot. I've got the same problem. Try adjusting the temperature down about a half of a degree Fahrenheit for your next hatch if you have an adjustable thermostat.

    Even with them this early, you may still get a pretty good hatch. My first hatch was over 70% even with the incubator being a bit hot.
     
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

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    Quote:Exactly. I've had it happen too, but the hatch rate was still 90% so don't worry too much.
     

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