EMERGENCY Incubation question!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsekrazy74, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. horsekrazy74

    horsekrazy74 Out Of The Brooder

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    So yesterday was the 18th day of incubation of my 12 bantam eggs. Well I took them out of the turner and laid them on the bottom of my still air incubator. Well apparently something must have happend with my tempature while i was doing that. I checked my temp a little bit ago and it was at about 95 degrees, I have no idea how long its been that low.. Did I just kill all my babies? [​IMG]

    Thanks so much for your help!
    --Katherine
     
  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
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    I would just get the temp back up. They still could be ok. [​IMG]
     
  3. horsekrazy74

    horsekrazy74 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! Im really freaking out right now! Im praying my babies will be okay! This is only my second or third time ever hatching and it always makes me so nervous!
     
  4. horsekrazy74

    horsekrazy74 Out Of The Brooder

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    OH MY GOSH! I was just sitting quietly in my room and I heard a very loud peep first one I have heard in this hatch! I think we may still have the babies!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, those little chirpers are a little hardier than one would think while in those eggs. The drop in temp may actually work as a wake up alarm for them since they may be wanting to get out and find a warm spot to rest up. Good luck with the [​IMG]
     
  6. TheHalfWayCoop

    TheHalfWayCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry too much, all 12 of our eggs got knocked out of the nest into the 30 degree coop for several hours and were stone cold when I found them and the first two hatched, and the other 10 are still progressing in their eggs due to hatch on the 8th.

    Yay for peeping!! Good luck!!
     
  7. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    I would not worry about the temp too much since they are so far along in incubation... Just get the temp back up and be careful not to raise it too high... I have accidentally hit the temp control without realizing it too... Since it has been since yesterday, they may hatch a day or even two days late but give them a chance.. Lower temps will cause them to develop a bit slower but again, this late in the game, they are just finishing growing/gaining weight and getting ready to absorb the yolk... The effects of low temps are worse (but still not detrimental) earlier in incubation... Get the temp back up, breathe and walk away from the bator!!! [​IMG]

    Goddess [​IMG]
     
  8. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    Quote:Saw this after my last post...

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    Goddess [​IMG]
     
  9. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  10. keckels

    keckels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happened to me a couple of hatches ago. Motor on turner produces some heat. Hope they're ok.
     

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