help should I just leave well enough alone.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KinderKar, May 18, 2009.

  1. KinderKar

    KinderKar Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2008
    H i I am in need of some advice. Day 18 of my hatch would have fallen on a weekend and I could not get into the school to take them out of the turner. So the farm I got the eggs from said to just remove them from the turner on the 17th day and they will be okay which I though was Friday. Well I did not realize that due to the time of day I originally put them in the incubator Friday was really the 16th day. Today when I came into work I noticed that the temp was around 97 or so due to a cold spell over night. The whole time is has consistently run at 100-101. I raised the temp and its now at 98/99 I was wondering if I should just keep making sure the bottom is filled with water, and leave well enough alone. Or should I Turn them once more since yesterday was really day 18. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Add water do not turn, they may be a day or two late hatching due to the temp drop
  3. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2008
    Southern Iowa
    I would turn them once then go for bator lockdown.

    Or don't turn them--- They will probably be fine.
    Last edited: May 18, 2009
  4. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
    I would leave them alone. Good luck on the hatch and don't forget to keep us updated. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Lov'emSouthernEggs

    Lov'emSouthernEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    East Carolina
    Leave them be.

    I would bet they will be fine. I wouldn't worry about the temp either. My bator temp changes through out the incubation and I hatched 3 of 5 eggs. That's good odds. hang in there!!! [​IMG]

  6. lovin'mychicks

    lovin'mychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2009
    Central Alabama
    I just wanted to offer and encouraging word!!

    I have had power outages during my last two hatches on day 17 when the temp dropped to 97 with a 100% hatch and living rate (also no developmental problems)

    and also on day 19 where the temp droped to about 90 and I had 10 out of 11 eggs hatch.


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