Help Temp Drop

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Seeleyhomestead, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Seeleyhomestead

    Seeleyhomestead Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to back yard chickens but I've always had chickens. we usually let the hens do all the work but this year we decided to use a incubator. We bought the hova-bator 2362E because we heard allot of good things about it.We turned it on three days ago to get ready for the eggs it was holding steady at a temp of 100 degrees. when I put the eggs in last night the temp drop to 90 degrees and has not gotten any higher yet. I'm starting to worry will the chicks develop at 90 degrees? What do I do???? Please HELP
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    this will answer your temperature questions

    http://www.brinsea.com/Articles/Advice/PowerOff.aspx

    make sure the thermometer is reading correctly.

    perhaps build a little room around the incubator with pieces of cardboard to prevent heat loss, just don't limit oxygen
     
  3. Seeleyhomestead

    Seeleyhomestead Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much this was very helpful.[​IMG] The temp has started to clime slowly and I'm almost to 97 degrees so I think they should be alright or at least I hope [​IMG]
     

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