is there supposed to be a temperature spike before the chicks hatch??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TayFray!, May 18, 2011.

  1. TayFray!

    TayFray! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my incubator temp. just went from 99.5 or so to 100.5 or 101 i think that is supposed to happen right before they start to hatch? am i right??
     
  2. riftnreef

    riftnreef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know that it's supposed to, but it shouldn't hurt anything...especially if they are near hatch. late in the game, humidity plays a larger role in hatching than temperature...well, within reason of course. I wouldn't sweat it unless it starts creeping up to 103, then you have a problem.
     
  3. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    The temp tends to spike around 2/3 the way through the hatch because the eggs develope their own internal temperature as the chicks grow. This adds to the heat from the incubator. I usually adjust the thermostat to keep the eggs where they should be.
     
  4. TayFray!

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    ok thanks!
     

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