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Incubator got cold

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

  1. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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

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