Hatching Problems

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Amanda9967, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Amanda9967

    Amanda9967 New Egg

    Mar 26, 2016

    I have a question. We're incubating eggs from or backyard for the first time. All the eggs are fertile. We saw regular movement before lockdown.

    Yesterday evening (7 pm), our first egg hatched. It is now 12:18 pm the next day and no other eggs even pipped (yesterday was day 21in the incubator). The one chick is doing great, but we just noticed our wire for the thermometer was moved by the chick and was reading the temperature incorrectly. It was actually 105 degrees in there. Did we just fry our chicks?
  2. sheilaburk

    sheilaburk New Egg

    Jan 1, 2017
    I accidentally left the thermometer on the outside of the bator 2 days before hatch ( I have some that still need to be turned ) .. when I realized it and put it back in there, it was 104; I have 1 chick that hatched yesterday ( day 21 ) , and 2 more still coming.. *hopefully!! good luck!
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Did you turn up the temp before you realized the probe had been moved?
    Turn it back down and hope for the best.

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