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Incubator got cold

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ssbs, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    The light in my incubator blew and I didn't know it until the temperature got down to 70. I'm not sure how long the eggs were cold but I had turned them at 12 everything was fine.. It was 6:30 when I went to turn them again that I noticed the problem. We scoured the house but only had compact bulbs, so we got a regular one from our neighbors.

    They were 11/12 days along. I candled and everybody was moving, but more so than they normally do.

    Will this affect them in any way??
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    If they are moving thats a great sign- sounds like the light wasnt off for too long at all. Dont forget that mother ducks will get off the nest at times- so a short cooling period happens often in nature, without badly effecting the hatch.
  3. srpaint

    srpaint Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Also, it takes awhile for the temp inside the egg to cool down.

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