Good "high end" temp to hatch early?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sanchoman, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. sanchoman

    sanchoman In the Brooder

    Dec 9, 2009
    Orlando, fl
    I read a few times about people running their temps slightly higher in order to get a slightly early hatch... like day 19 or 20...

    What is a good temp?

    I have mine sitting at 101.4 on day 2... is that fine?
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Crowing

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    I wouldn't think the risk of an unhealthy hatchling is worth the early hatch. That said, I incubated a 99.5 and had an early hatcher on day 20, it just depends on the chick sometimes.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Temps will change the time of hatch to some extent, but day 19/20 hatchers are usually genetic. If you hold a well circulating forced air incubator at 101.5, you'll have dead embryos. Up or down from ideal a full degree is usually the limit of embryo survival. Still air should be 101.5 at the top.

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