LG Temperature disasters

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlovernoteater, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. chickenlovernoteater

    chickenlovernoteater Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I started with a new batch of eggs after failing the last time, and I think I know why. After putting three different themometers in it, I finally got the right temperature reading. Only problem is, they are all over the place. It was constant for three days before I put my brahma eggs in, but now it's going insane!! Last night I noticed it was at 102.7, so I lowered a tiny bit so that it was constant at 101 (still air) for the 4 hours I checked it, and then when I woke up this morning, it was at 97.3!! My eggs are only 6 days old in incubation time, and I can't get the temp constant... Are they gonners?
     
  2. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no it is better to have it to low than to high. Good luck with your hatch and hope it goes well.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Do you have a closet or area where you can put it so that the air temps change less quickly? Are you using a surge protector? In a still air you want the temps at the top of the eggs to be 101.5 - 102. If your thermometer is accurate I don't think 102.7 hurt the eggs. Candle them in a few days and look for movement.
     
  4. chickenlovernoteater

    chickenlovernoteater Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a power outage last night, and again when i was at work this morning. I came home for lunch and the temp was at 103... grrr this is so frustrating. If these chicks make it, it will be a miracle.
     

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