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Incubator lid unsecure, is embryo dead?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DragonClaw01, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got home today to realize that my incubator lid was slightly off. The cord has a habit of catching in the gap and not closing right.

    I left at 10:30 AM and it was a little before 10:30 PM when I checked on it again.

    (Work and school, had just gotten home)

    Is the chick dead? I put the lid on correctly now, but I'm not sure if it's a waste of time.

    There's only 1 guinea egg in the bator, and it's been in for a few weeks.

    Also, will that kill the incubators heat making parts?

    It's a Brinsea Octagon 20 Advance.

    How do I get it to beep if the temperature drops too far or spikes?
     
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Nutty Pigeons Premium Member

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    I think it might be OK, what was the temp when you noticed it? I think the 'bator should be fine also.
     
  3. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    73 or so F?
     
  4. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Nutty Pigeons Premium Member

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    That sounds kinda cold [​IMG] but there is still a chance, I've had a pigeon egg get cold for over 12 hours overnight a few days before hatching and it still hatched.
     
  5. DragonClaw01

    DragonClaw01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I know. That's why I was asking others too. I'll keep trying and look for signs of a dead embryo.
     

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