Please reply, I need help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BackyardMix, May 13, 2011.

  1. BackyardMix

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    Woke up to find temp at 87 degrees Fahrenheit. What can I do to raise the temp and is it too late?
     
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  2. BackyardMix

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    Help!
     
  3. BackyardMix

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    Please help!
     
  4. susannemw

    susannemw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long do they have left? Could the thermometer have broken? If you find it is truly that temp, then I'd raise it a TINY bit until it gets back to 100. Good luck!
     
  5. BackyardMix

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    Quote:I put them in on the eleventh of May. That's what I thought at first; took the thermometer out, checked it, seems to be working fine. And I'm using a homemade bator.
     
  6. BackyardMix

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    help
     
  7. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you can relax. That degree of temperature drop so early in the incubation cycle is no big deal. It's not too uncommon for eggs to develop a bit when exposed to high ambient temperatures in warm climates -- early on, they can stop and start as temps fluctuate wtihout any damage. Later it becomes a bigger issue.

    The take away lesson from this is perhaps some kind of temperature monitor/alarm is in order, something along these lines:

    http://www.amazon.com/Remote-Temperature-Monitor-Sper-Scientific/dp/B001EU9N58

    The other piece of equipment I think is invaluable in hatching is a backup power supply like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/APC-BR1000G-O...TZ3W/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1305413058&sr=8-9
     
  8. BackyardMix

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    Quote:Oh my gosh, thank you so much! When is the point where having the temp so low a humongous no-no?
     

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