help 104 in incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farmboydj, May 16, 2011.

  1. farmboydj

    farmboydj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so today is day 7 for my eggs and i candled them. before i did the temp was 99-100 but about an half an hour after the temp went up to 103-104 what should i do? i already have both the plugs out and every time i try to turn the tep up or down it ether goes way to high or way to low! what should i do to get the temp where it should be? or should i just wait and see what happens thank you
     
  2. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    wht kind of bator do you have?
     
  3. farmboydj

    farmboydj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a little giant with a auto turner and no fan
     
  4. Chickiebabyfluff

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    is your heater a wafer one? the kind tht you adjust from on top?
     
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  5. itsjessme

    itsjessme Out Of The Brooder

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    We had the same thing happen after our had been in for about a week and they hatched yesterday and are doing well so im sure the will be ok......we just turned our bator down in tiny increments and would wait a little until we got the temp back under control.

    Edit* we have the same set up as well....lg still air w/ auto turner
     
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  6. Chickiebabyfluff

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    Quote:adjust it and then wait about 20-30 min to give it time to regulate.....do tht lil by lil till it straightens out just give it time to regulate before adjusting again
     
  7. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yipes, sorry to hear about this! Have you had this incubator spike on you before, or is this the first time you've used this one? (Trying to decide if the heating element is flawed from the manufacturer, or has developed issues.) Also, is the thermometer reliable? Can you cross-check it against another thermometer?

    Many people on this site have said that it's worse to have the temperature go high than to go a little low, so I would try turning the control down a hair. You can let excess heat out of the top by taking the top off briefly; but because temperature often continues to fall once it starts to drop, put the lid back once you see it coming down, and watch it. It's easy to overshoot the mark.

    My own incubator has given me some temperature spikes (to 103) over the past couple of weeks, and as of last candling (4 days ago) the eggs were still alive. Check your humidity; it might be getting too low. Other than that, I guess cross your fingers and candle them again in 3 days. If you see movement, that will be a huge relief. I will hope that things turn out OK! [​IMG]
     
  8. farmboydj

    farmboydj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have the one that you adjust from the top
     
  9. farmboydj

    farmboydj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you so i turned it down a little and is hovering around 101 right now and yes i have used this incubator before so i know it does hold temp i think after this hatch i am going to get one of toes new ones that have the temp the is pre set so i dont have to worry about temp spikes.
     
  10. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, those might work better; while I haven't worked with one, I know there are folks on the forum who do. Regarding temp spikes: yeah, it can be really frustrating! With mine, I've discovered that room temperature has a big effect on it. On day 7 the temperature dropped to 96 degrees for no reason I could see (I just have to wonder if there's something about day 7) but then things settled down. At day 10, we had the 103 spike. The spike, at least, was due to a minor heat wave. The weather out here has been bananas: it was hot two weeks ago, and yesterday this storm moved in and dropped hail, for crying out loud. I had to put the wrap back on the incubator because the temp had dropped to 97 degrees. [​IMG] We're in lockdown now and I'm watching it like a hawk, wondering what the next little surprise is going to be.

    Good luck with yours! I hope that it behaves itself from now on.
     

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