HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Raine M, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Raine M

    Raine M New Egg

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    the dog unplugged the incubator. I caught it in less than 30 Minutes, but the temperature dropped to 89.5 is this the end of the world? it is back up to temperature and there are 5 days left untill they are supposed to hatch.

    thanks.
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't worry about it, hens leave the nest for about 20-30 minutes a day themselves except in the last couple of days usually and even then some will leave for short periods. The temp in the incubator may have dropped but the eggs hold the heat longer.

    God bless,
    Daniel.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  3. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have forgotten to turn my incubator on after opening it and turning eggs for over 8 hours! Fortunately it has never impacted my hatches!
     
  4. Raine M

    Raine M New Egg

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    ok thanks. I can stop worrying now. hopefully they hatch. I will keep you posted
     
  5. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, I don't think so. The older the embryo, the better they can take changes like you had. I doubt it affected them at all. If anything it might have delayed their hatch, but I don't think you will notice.
     
  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    They will be fine so long as the other parameters are good for a healthy hatch

    It takes a while for internal egg temp to drop.. so even if the air temp dropped down to 89.5 chances are the embryos are generating enough heat on their own to sustain them for those 30 minutes
     

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