power failure on my incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pjenkin3, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. pjenkin3

    pjenkin3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I brought my incubators up to temperature and filled them with eggs. I went out for the night and when I returned the temp was down to 93-94 degrees. I know that is too low but i'm not sure they actually ever reached temp as the were in there for less than a day. I guess I can leave them in there for a while and candle them but I do't know how long I should wait before candling them. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.Thanks in advance.
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    When you fill a ready(temp right) incubator with cooler eggs---it can take 24 hrs +/- to get back up to temp----never readjust during that time or you can have a headache. As long as your eggs did not get close to 105 and above you are good. Now if you did readjust the temp when you got home---you will have to monitor it closely for the next couple days.
     
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    Please tell me how long it will be before I can candle them to see if they are growing. Thanks for your help!
     
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    Day 5 or 6 you should be able to see the veins inside the eggs----if the eggs are not to dark.
     
  5. pjenkin3

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    Today should be time enough to check them. Thanks for your help
     

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