Incubation rookie

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wellsflock, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Wellsflock

    Wellsflock In the Brooder

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    Hello everyone,
    Im new to the incubation process. Today i discover I’d made a huge rookie mistake by placing my additional thermostat probe by my turner motor and realized my incubator heat was off by 2.5 degrees. I had candled at day 6 and most were alive, I candled them again on day 10and noticed only 4 had seemed to really grow and be moving. Now I’ve increased my temp slowly back to 99.9 over 24hrs.
    Is there any chance of survival?
    Thank you everyone
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    Yes they should be fine.

    They may hatch a day or 2 early.
     
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  3. Day or 2 late since the temp was low due to the motor heat giving a false high reading.
     
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  4. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    @paneubert is right I was thinking incubator was running 2 degrees hot.
     
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  5. Wellsflock

    Wellsflock In the Brooder

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    Thank you, I’m keeping my hopes up
     
  6. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Yes I’d say there is a chance and agree with the others that they may be a day or two late. Lower temperatures are less damaging than high temperature spikes. Good luck with your hatch.
     
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