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incubator at 99.0 degrees all day, will that affect my hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by usschicago1, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    I couldn't get my hova-bator past 99 degrees today until about 6:30, so at least 24 hours it was on 99 degrees, will this greatly reduce my hatch rate? It at 99.9 now so were good [​IMG]
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Anywhere between 99 and 102 is fine. Below that 99 could reduce rates and above 103 cooks them. My incubator has cold and hot spots (it has a fan, so makes no sense to me). [​IMG] I have one corner that remains 102 and the rest is 99-100 and they all hatch about the same time other than the few in the one corner, they tend to be a day or two early.
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    Quote:Thank-You, I have been so nervous and feeling guilty all day !
     

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