Help! Temperature question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chknfrmr, May 21, 2011.

  1. chknfrmr

    chknfrmr Out Of The Brooder

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    I set my eggs on a Monday and the majority hatched on Sunday (day 20). Did I have the incubator too warm? Do I need to drop my temp by .5 to 1 degree? It seems like my thermometer could be slightly off.

    Thanks,

    Lamar
     
  2. Razadia

    Razadia The Odd One

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    It happens sometimes. It may have been running a few degrees hot, but if you if you had a good hatch I wouldn't worry about it. If you're worried about though, get a couple thermometers and put them at various levels in your incubator. That should help you figure out the average temp you're running.
     
  3. dragontamer56

    dragontamer56 Out Of The Brooder

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    There could have been many variables in the hatching a day early. Your humidity could have been high or your temp was to high. All of your chicks should be fine though because one day isn't bad it's when you get them hatching like day 18 or 19 is when you should be worried.
     

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