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How long do i have to fix temp/humidity fluctuations?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Vamp-A-Billy Princess, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    I have the el-cheapo incubator the little giant. I know they are very sensitive. Let's say something happens and the humidity or temp gets too low/high. How long to I have to fix it before it damages my chickies. Is it a matter of minutes?hours?days? I am so scared that I am going to mess up. This is my first time.
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It's better temps are low then high...low will mean your hatch maybe late...Try to catch the fluxs in temps as quickly as you can, high temps for a few hours can still mean you will or could have a hatch...just watch your incubator closely...

    Don't be afraid, we have all started our hatching experience from where you are... It's suppose to be fun!....
     
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  3. championny

    championny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry. I bought an LG for my hatch and I have been dealing with that influx. But so far I have 4 out of 12 confirmed to hatch any minute and the others i am not sure. On top of that, they had a rough start when my hen decided she didn't want to sit on eggs the anymore. [​IMG]

    Just keep an eye on it and you should be fine. Even during the toughs times, I will swear I won't incubate again, but I find myself looking for more eggs and meeting great people here to share it with. [​IMG]
     
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