Have I doomed my chickies?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beverlyl, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. beverlyl

    beverlyl Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 28, 2009
    Morristown Arizona
    I have an LG without a turner or fan(I borrowed my MIL's incubator) and she said to have my temp at 99.5, so that is what I did. Now I am reading on the board that the temp should have been at 102. [​IMG] I have candelled the eggs and out of 20 I had two blood rings, and one infertile egg.(that was on friday) I think that the eggs should go on lockdown Tues. So.... did I doom my poor eggs? My incubator also got up to about 103 on Friday??? We have had some pretty hot days here in Arizona. I just really want some little chickies to add to the flock. [​IMG] Any thoughts?
  2. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2009
    Central Florida
    A lower temp is better than a higher one.

    I've heard that a low temp can cause the chicks to hatch a few days late, but it's not the end of the world.
  3. Fluffy-Butt-Farms

    Fluffy-Butt-Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    From everything I've read, the lower temp will just make them hatch a little later. The temp spike shouldn't have bothered them as long as it wasn't for very long. Mother nature isn't perfect...so it gives us a little leeway

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