I hope i did not kill them :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dfchaser, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set more eggs in the incubator last night. I did not even think to check the temp before bed. I woke up this morning and it was 95. I am hoping that they will be fine, the eggs have been in there for 12 days, hopefully it will just slow them down a touch.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Chickenteacher

    Chickenteacher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it shouldn't be a problem.....could it be the new eggs brought the temp down and it will stabilize?
     
  3. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree. I think it will stabilize.
     
  4. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am fairly sure that the new eggs brought the temp down. Should i work to adjust the temp myself or will the eggs take care of it?
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Was the temp. right before you put the eggs in?

    The rule of thumb when setting eggs is to walk away for a couple hours and not look at the bator for a few hours. The new eggs always make the temp. and humidity levels go wonky. [​IMG]

    If the temp. is still that low this morning though, then you need to adjust it to get it to the right level.

    Don't worry! The eggs will be just fine! [​IMG]
     
  6. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What they said. Being cool for awhile does no harm. It will stabilize as the eggs warm and the cardboard finishes absorbing the moisture it is going to. Eggs in a nest often cool for long periods with no harm to them.

    Prolonged heat spikes over 104/105 will kill a chick far more quickly and more routinely than any period of cooling off.

    Good luck
     

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