spike during lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ewe Mama2, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Ewe Mama2

    Ewe Mama2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all

    I am aware that a slight temp spike is acceptable during incubations, but I am curious about how high is too high during lockdown? I have a Hovabator 1588 which is preset, so I can't understand why both of my thermometers are reading 102.3. I have been been breaking the "don't open" rule in order to cool them down a smidge, but the temp keeps going right back up. I have 4 silkie eggs that made it this far and I'd hate to lose them now (I'm really trying for a nice little silkie hen to be my future incubator!)
    I make sure the humidity is a bit high (75%) before I quickly open it, to counter any damage from too much lost humidity and only open it for about 5-10 seconds, tops.

    How can I adjust the temp without opening the top?

    Thanks for your help!
    Amy
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I only have a LG, so cannot answer your bator questions.

    I believe the eggs can handle a short spike, but I am not sure about a pattern of spikes.

    Sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. Ewe Mama2

    Ewe Mama2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the response. As of noon today, all four silkie chicks have hatched and are doing great! I'm really surprised (but very thankful) they made it.
     
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    That is fantastic [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Ewe Mama2

    Ewe Mama2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! [​IMG]
     

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