Please help ASAP... Having temp issues...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChobeeChickenMommy, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For some reason the temp in our bator will be perfect for a few hours & then drop to like 95 or so. We found a quick way to bring it back up by using a heating pad on low, but my hubby accidentally left it in there & the temp got all the way up to 114!!! Is my hatch doomed now?!?!?! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    What day are you on, and how long was it that hot? [​IMG]
     
  3. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the only way to be sure you have not cooked them is leave them for like 12 hours and candle them [​IMG]
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Keep the faith... One of my incubators went down to 93 the one day because of a power outage. When the power came back on the incubators went up to 115. I candled the eggs the next day and saw movement. I still had a good hatch.
     
  5. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm only on day 2... I thnk they were only that hot for maybe 20min or so, but I'm not sure. What do I look for when I candle them? Or should I? Thank y'all BTW!
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:You should wait for a few days. Most likely they are ok but you won't be able to tell on day 2.
     
  7. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of bator are you useing ?
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have a Sportsman cabinet incubator but use my LG and Hova-Bator styrofoam incubators as hatchers.
     
  9. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a homemade cooler bator... The temp has been staying pretty steady now that I got the fan in there working properly. Thank goodness... Now just to wait til I can actually candle them. Thanks you all for the help!! I truly appreciate it! [​IMG] Please anymore that ya'll can give me I am open & willing to listen. (I am making a list of everything so I don't miss something...)
     

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