In lockdown with temp/humidity spikes/drops!! Help...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by secuono, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. secuono

    secuono Songster

    May 29, 2010
    I'm having issues with my incubator... It's a LG with turner and fan. It's been perfect for a few months, all of a sudden, it lost it.
    Humidity and temps spiked overnight and then dropped while I was at work. Around 104F, then to 96F. Humidity 80%, then 30%.
    No idea if my Silkie eggs are alive anymore...
    They have/had 4-5 days left.... [​IMG](

    I'm not opening the bator the check until a day after hatch day. Any chance they might make it?

  2. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    This might have affected some of them, but not all of them.[​IMG]
  3. funnybirds

    funnybirds Songster

    Oct 16, 2010
    Yes. There is ALWAYS hope!
    (I had a temp spike of 108 and a drop to 93 and still had chicks hatch!)

    Please keep us updated. Fingers crossed for you!
  4. secuono

    secuono Songster

    May 29, 2010
    I only open to add water. Kind of like a 3week lock down. After these hatch or I have to toss them, I'll be making a hole for a tube for water so I never have to open it.

  5. Greetings, Just learning but I'ed get that humidity down to 50-54. Your in lockdown, only have a few more hours, you can baby sit it. Is there someone who can keep after it if you have go to work? Good luck.

    Last edited: Dec 21, 2010
  6. wannabchick

    wannabchick Songster

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:Me too, me too

    Good luck, come on chickypoos
  7. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Update?? How is everything going? Good luck![​IMG]

  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    What day were you on with the spike?
  9. secuono

    secuono Songster

    May 29, 2010
    They are due the 25th and 26th. Spiked the night before and day of the original post. It's spiked 1.5 weeks ago too, but I checked the eggs and all seemed fine.
    No one to watch them while at work. Can't lower humidity, since I seem to ALWAYS have shrink wrapped chicks...ugh
    Temp seems stable this morning
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010

  10. chickendude1

    chickendude1 In the Brooder

    Sep 25, 2010
    Morganton North Carolina
    Happened to me too . [​IMG]I had only one silkie hatch out of like 8 eggs. THe temp just keep on changing it really stinks !!

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