Is the Hatch Doomed? Temp Drop..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MaconMommy5, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let's start by saying I have kids. Curious ones who somehow discovered where the DIY cooler incubator is and how to access it.. They opened the lid. It couldn't have been open long but the temp dropped to 30.8c (87.4F) Please Tell me that all hope isn't lost. We're day 5. And they were/are doing so well.
    Today's Candeling:
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    Last edited: Mar 23, 2017
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    The internal temps of the egg doesn't cool off as quick as the air temp. If it wasn't that long I'd say you have next to nothing to worry about. Candle tomorrow and I am betting they're good.
     
  3. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to guess it could have been 20 minutes max. They were still slightly warm to the touch. And it warmed back up in about 1 minute. I'm ridiculously anxious and nervous about this. Lol.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

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    Still warm, I'd definitely say, don't worry. :)
     
  5. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good to hear!
     
  6. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In nature a mother hen will get off the eggs for much longer then 20 mins and the eggs will get much cooler then 87.4F. You have nothing to worry about the eggs should be perfectly fine.
     
  7. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was my original thought, But then was thinking that incubating them could be way different. Thanks for the small reality check. Lol. I needed it.
     
  8. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candle today looks really good! They're all bouncing in the shell. So Maybe we avoided a catastrophe!
     
  9. coloradowildflower

    coloradowildflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great! Isn't that a wonderful moment?!
     
  10. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is! We were so excited when we seen them doing it. Lol they're 1/3 of the way there!
     

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