Incubator failed!! Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cowgirlmelo, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Cowgirlmelo

    Cowgirlmelo Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2016
    Moccasin , Montana
    Hey guys! I have one of those old brower metal 50 egg still air incubators and it was working great for about 5 days and then my heating element went out! They don't make them anymore and replacement parts are more then a new one but moving on! I candled a few of the 10 eggs I had in and they are showing veins but they sat at 65 degrees for 24 hours, do you guys think they are a lost cause or has anyone recovered from this?
    I can collect more eggs, it really was just a test run anyway but right now I have my eggs in a box with a heating pad and bowl of water with a thermometer that is maintaining 99 degrees. I might be able to get it warmer but I really just want to know if I should start over or if they could possibly keep growing? Thanks guys!!!
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2017
    Keep going It can't hurt, then we will all know the answer to you question. Candle again in a few days and let us know the results. Good luck

    You can replace the heating element with a light socket and a 40 watt bulb.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2017

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