Lock down question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tonya1976, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. tonya1976

    tonya1976 Out Of The Brooder

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    incubator temperature dropped to 97.5. we are on the 20th day. will this harm the chicken eggs or keep them from hatching?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    If its forced air it needs to be at 99.5 so it wont kill them its pretty close and some people drop the temp a degree or so when its hatching time , If its still air and needs to be at 101 its a little bit more of a drop , if you can easly udjust it then maybe tweek it a tiny bit but if you have a touchy bator or if you dont have time to sit and whacth it for sevral hours to make sure it dostn spike up I would be inclined to leave it as is.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Lower temperatures sometimes delays the hatch a bit, but at this late stage I doubt it will make a difference. Too high a temp will do more damage now. Good luck with the hatch!
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

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