HELP!!! Incubator is WAAAY too HIGH!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Keri78, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our incubator was running at 99.5 for two days and this evening when we added the eggs it spiked to 112!!! We were thinking that it just needed to regulate so we left it alone. From 5:30pm until now it has been reading between 105-up and 99%humidity!!! We just tried adjusting the thermastat and it seems to be helping but what are your thoughts????(Other than DUMB DUMB!!!) Should I just chalk it up to these eggs are done? Please help! Thanks!
     
  2. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have all of the articles printed out from BYC homepage and thought I was soo overprepared!?!? This is NOT easy!
     
  3. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have live chicks that went on lockdown today after a spike to 110. Not sure how long it lasted... So I definitely wouldn't give up. Of course, I haven't hatched anything yet... But I know they made it to lockdown.

    If it makes you feel better, mines been steady since that spike on about day 5 or 6, until today. It just now jumped to 103!!
     
  4. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What brand of incubator do yall have?
     
  5. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is a homemade one. It held steady for a week before I got the eggs, and 5/6 days after. And then from then until now. I don't get it. The temp is not changing in the room.
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Maybe the thermostat went haywire. Might try changing it out after this batch? [​IMG]
     
  7. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turn-X Automatic Incubator made by Lyon ...Does this help???
     
  8. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I knew what to tell you. Not a fix it person myself [​IMG] I know that temp spikes and humidity spikes are bad for the hatch... I do hope that things cool off!! Bump!!
     

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