First day of lock down and I have a problem w/ temp!! I need advice.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JLS, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

    May 29, 2009
    My Coop
    Okay, I have an LG still air incubator w/ an automatic turner. The temp was perfect when I had the eggs in the turner. I removed the turner this morning and put the eggs on the rack, topped off the water resevoir, and put in a wet sponge. The humidity is at 80% (is that too high?). Then I realized that the temp on the rack was 95F! I tried increasing the temp slowly. Of course I had to go to work this morning [​IMG] I worried the whole time that the eggs were either too cold or too hot. After being gone for 6 hours I came home. The incubator temp was still only 97F! I finally got the temp to 99.5F about an hour and a half later.

    Is it too late for my babies?? Have I done irreversable damage to the hatch? Please let me know your thoughts. I am sooo worried!!
  2. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chirping

    Jun 27, 2011
    That happened to me too and I assume it was because the turner held heat. Without it, the temp dropped and I had to raise it back up. Mine dropped to 95 also, but I got it up in a couple hours. I think they are fine and can handle a drop far better then a high spike. [​IMG] I have read where people had electric outages and temps were low for hours and babies hatched.
  3. Crabella

    Crabella Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    Inland Pacific NW
    My broody kept getting off her nest to eat, and going back to a nest with more eggs in it. At least 5-6 times I found her lonely little egg cold, and had to move momma to it, or it to her. She hatched the 4th of July... I really didn't think it would, as the temps here were averaging in the high 60's to low 70's. You never know.

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