Help! Tell me what to do.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by blessedchickenmama7, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs went on lockdown this morning. Everything's been great! Now, all of a sudden, temp is up to 103. Thermostat is inside the bator. What to do???
     
  2. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I unplugged it for a few minutes. But that stops the fan. It also cuts the light out though... sigh...
     
  3. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nevermind. I opened a vent hole. Hopefully the humidity will stay up and the temps steady.
     
  4. OwensMom

    OwensMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    blessedmama, Can you open the bator for literally 1 min? Would that hurt anything? I think that you need to vent some of that hot air. I'm here and will monitor tonight. I'm here with you. Lynn
     
  5. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know. The temp is falling, but slowly... I don't know what to do. It's down to 102. But the humidity is falling and is down to 63 with the hole open. (It fell from 71). So... The humidity in my house is like 25 tonight. So if I open the lid, it will drop that low right away almost. Do you think I should do that?

    Thanks for being here. If I get one live chick out of this it's going to be miracle! Honestly!
     
  6. poultryhaven

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    It will be fine. I have had my bator spike up to 109 degrees for a couple of hours and still had plenty of chicks hatch [​IMG]
    Don't worry too much
     
  7. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! They already survived a 110 degree spike on day 5 or 6. But I thought since they are so close to hatch this might be worse. It's my first hatch/lockdown. I guess that's showing...
     
  8. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

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    It will be fine. Just turn the thermostat down a tad bit and wait a little bit. They will live through it. [​IMG]
     
  9. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't get to the thermostat without opening the bator and letting all the humidity out. Is it ok to do that on lockdown?? I thought you weren't supposed to do that at all costs.
     
  10. OwensMom

    OwensMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    blessedmama, I wonder if you could use a spray bottle with warm water and spray the eggs to raise humidity. Somewhere on here I read a (cannot remember the word) anyway there were pages discussing the hatching thing and humidity. A very experienced poultry person said that we really have the humidity to high. At lockdown humidity should be between 50-60%. So don't sweat it to much
     

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