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Help! Temp spike during hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ctcasper, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. ctcasper

    ctcasper Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    We have three hatched and quite a few pips and the temp just spiked to 104 degrees, is this normal when you get chicks in there giving off body temp ??? How do you cool it off some without letting out humidity, the humidity is 65

  2. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    It is normal for the temps to go up a little bit. I notice that our humidity usually does too.

    How many degrees did it go up? If you are worried you can always open a window (or depending on what type of incubator you have) open it a sec to bring it down.

    Now, there are others that will tell you to not ever, ever, ever, open the incubator once the hatch has begun. Again if you are worried, just adjust the temp a tiny bit.

    You really have to get to know your incubator and what works.

    Happy Hatching!

  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    it's OK if it went up a bit and for not very long. Shouldn't affect them too much. it might if it stayed too high for a while, though.
    Don't worry too much. I'm guessing the chicks will be fine. This happens to a lot of people and they usually get a good hatch if everything else goes well. But if you're worried about it, open more air holes(if not all of them are opened).
    Hope this helps! Also, did you test the bator to see how well it holds temp. and humidity steady before you put the eggs in??
  4. ctcasper

    ctcasper Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    It's been holding temp pretty well right around 100 to 100.5 up till now. Now it is going down some to 102, one more hatched and one working on it. Is it normal to be still attatched to the egg when it hatches out?

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