Help!!, Temp Drop In Incubator!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by smchickfarm, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    986
    2
    133
    Mar 9, 2010
    Waynesville,OH
    Ok, so I have eggs in the bator, today is day 15!

    my homemade incubator has 2 light bulbs in it. Got up this morning about 6:15 and noticed 1 bulb out! [​IMG]

    Don't know how long it was out. Temp was down to about 88 degrees! I quickly put a new bulb in and the temp is back up .


    Are the eggs ok????? [​IMG] Never had this happen and again don't know how long the temp was down.

    Any advice would be great!
     
  2. rearrolled

    rearrolled Chillin' With My Peeps

    292
    0
    109
    Jan 12, 2011
    Aussie
    hay they most likely wont hatch if they have been cold for a will [​IMG]
     
  3. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    986
    2
    133
    Mar 9, 2010
    Waynesville,OH
    I am hoping since it only got down to 88 and I got it back up, they might make it! [​IMG]
     
  4. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    i hope they make it too.

    i had a power outage on day one
    the temp went down to 86
    still hoping they'll be fine
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2011
  5. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    986
    2
    133
    Mar 9, 2010
    Waynesville,OH
    Thanks, kind of worried.

    when are yours due to hatch?????
     
  6. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    5,312
    212
    311
    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    I think they will be fine. They might hatch a little later than expected but they should do well. A low temp for a little while is better than a huge temp spike. Don't give up yet! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. Heluerto

    Heluerto Chillin' With My Peeps

    100
    0
    89
    Jul 9, 2010
    Banbury, UK
    The inside of the egg stays warm a lot longer than the outside temperature, so hoping it's all gonna be ok!
     
  8. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    986
    2
    133
    Mar 9, 2010
    Waynesville,OH
    Quote:thanks, trying not to worry. I candled them on day 12 and they were all good, so hopefully they will be ok.

    will keep ya posted!
     
  9. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    986
    2
    133
    Mar 9, 2010
    Waynesville,OH
    Quote:thank you! That was my thinking too!!! I hope we are right! [​IMG]
     
  10. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    986
    2
    133
    Mar 9, 2010
    Waynesville,OH
    I did take out an egg to candle it, I guess to try and put my mind at ease. Pretty dark in that little bantam egg!! Nice air pocket though...so hopefully things are ok!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by