Incubating During Cold Weather

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MelissaBA, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chirping

    Jul 10, 2014
    I was just wondering if anyone could give me any advice on incubation during the winter months. I did my first hatch in August and had great success. I ran 2 more hatches but the weather where I am is really cold now and hatch rate on my second one was ZERO! Third incubation right now...only 2 out of 18 eggs....Does weather affect hatch rate?
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    It is more likely that the weather affected what is happening in your house...and that changed hatch rate.

    Did you go from AC use to none? Did you start up the heater?

    My first guess would be that there has been a big humidity change in your house, because of the change of the season.

    My second guess would be that the change of the season means you now have giant temperature changes in your house, and your house had a stable temperature in August. If maybe you have the heater on low, but it is kept low at nigt, and higher in the day? Or, maybe the lower angle of the sun now heats up that room during the day?

    Last guess, the eggs themselves.....

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