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Help incubator shut off at day 20

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilkieChickenLover336, May 18, 2016.

  1. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 silkie eggs currently in lockdown on day 20. Humidity was at 60-70% the temp was pretty stable from 98-100 but for about an hour I guess the incubator shut off and the temp is now 78 degrees but I turned it back on. Did I kill them?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    No you didn't kill them, try not to worry. At this late stage in incubation the chicks will be producing heat of their own and the egg takes much longer to cool even though the air temp had gotten low.


    Good luck with your hatch :fl
     
  3. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! I'll let you know how it works out! I orginally started out with 24 eggs from two seperate breeders but only 6 were fertile.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I've had the same with some eggs I got :(

    She did send me replacement eggs but 10/18 were clear in the replacement too :barnie

    Good luck, hope it goes well for your 6 :fl
     
  5. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahh so frustrated!! I have an app called hatchabatch and it tracks your hatches for you and reminds you when to candle and stuff. It's a day off which I didn't realize until my second hatch because I thought they were just a late hatch due to temp. So actually today is day 21 but nothing so far. Not a peep or rock.
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Try not to worry, 21 is just a guide. I didn't get my first pip untill day 21 on the hatch I've just done. All 8 hatched in the end.

    I know it's easier said than done but really try not to worry :hugs
     
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    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's day 22 and still no peeps or movement. I even gave them a pep talk!
     
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    Not even any wiggling of eggs?
     
  9. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a few peeps from one eggs but that's it
     
  10. Yorkshire Coop

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    Did you double check your thermometer?
     

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