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I think I may have mess up, maybe.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by indigo flats, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I purchased a STC 1000 and have checked it using ice water it is accurate it read 0.0 I checked it against the digital in the incubator by placing the probe right beside the digital and the digital is reading two degrees higher than the STC 1000. My question I have now incubated my eggs for 11 days at two degrees higher than I thought I was doing which I thought was 99.5 but now I believe it was more like 101.5 they are in an incubator that is a forced air. Is has been incubating for 11 days at that temperature “101.5 F” in a forced air, now how is this going to have an effect on them, did it damage them or are they going to hatch early. OK I am going to run the next ten days using the STC 1000 set at 99.5 forced air because I trust the STC !000 more than the old digital.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    They'll be okay, they'll likely hatch early but otherwise should be fine.
     
  3. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will that change the lock down time at 18 days?
     
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    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I'd still lock them down at the same time since we can't know for sure that they'll be early. They'll do okay :) You can watch them for internal pips if you want and if you get one before day 18 then you could do lockdown early.
     
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    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How does one recognize an internal pip?
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    It looks like a shadow in the air cell, like this:

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    That egg is a duck, but it will look similar.
     

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