Low incubator temp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sjblizzard, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Sjblizzard

    Sjblizzard Hatching

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    So I don't really know the details I went away for a couple days and my family was supposed to be watching the incubator when I got back the incubator was at 95 degrees and everyone told me it was fine and then it had been working fine. Obviously not if it's at 95 degrees so let's assume it's been at 95 degrees for a week 7 days

    Do my eggs have a snowball's chance at hatching
     
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  2. 2 many chickens

    2 many chickens Songster

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    I don't think so.. that's way too low for that many days... it doesn't hurt to candle them and check for viability.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    You're at the start, so thinking you'll be ok, they may take a little longer to hatch. Check your humidity & candle, fix your temp. There's a thread Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine, very informative. Update after candling.
     
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  4. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest for the Wicked

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    I think you may have a chance...possibly a good chance. Temps too cool for the entire incubation result in higher embryo mortality. I've done it twice; by accident and by miscalculation. I still had a couple chicks be viable and hatch fine.

    But yours has only been cooler a week at the very most. And maybe not that long. I think you've got a good shot. They "may" be slightly delayed like mentioned earlier. Please keep us posted! I'd really like to know how you make out.
     
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  5. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I agree that you have a good chance of at least some hatching...but maybe late.

    Fix the temp and :fl

    After a week at the correct temp candle and see what you have.
     
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  6. Sjblizzard

    Sjblizzard Hatching

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    I fixed the temp and put an extra hydrometer and themometer in it to see
    Hoping and praying
     
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  7. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest for the Wicked

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    Here watching and hoping with you. :) :fl
     

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