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Freaking out here.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bearz, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. bearz

    bearz Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Tomorrow is day 21 for about 21 eggs.

    I went in to check the temp on the bator awhile ago and it was only 94! It had dropped quite rapidly after I put the thermometer on the floor of the hatcher instead of the top of the eggs earlier (I figured it better be moved so the babies could get out). SO, I moved the thermometer back over the eggs and turned up the temp just a tad. Went back in 5 minutes later on a hunch and it was 102! EEK!

    Could it be that the eggs are warmer and putting off more heat than the floor? After all, heat rises.

    I know all these eggs were good 14 days ago because I candled every one of them and when I transferred them on Friday I quick candled a couple and they were full, so I'm hoping I didn't kill them at the last minute.

    I managed to hatch my first baby ever the middle of this week and thought I was getting the hang of this....
  2. bearz

    bearz Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Never mind. Looks like the floor was just colder. All AOK I hope.
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    [​IMG] Keeping my fingers crossed for ya!
  4. No worries [​IMG] ...all is well. That is NOT a big temp spike. Try 107 degrees for a couple of hours and I had 31 babies out of 37 eggs hatch.

    Good luck...have a fun day!!! [​IMG]

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