Store bought Fertile eggs are hatched! With Pics Go to p3

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by K&H Chicken Farm, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK its day 21 and the bactor keeps getting up to 103!!! I have put in a call to GQF but they need to call me back. Any Ideas in the mean time. I got these poor store bought babies this far I do not want to loss them now!![​IMG]

    SOme fast back ground: I bought these eggs to test out my old 1202 I bought and needed some thing to use to see if the bactor would hold temp and humity. I had seen a post here about store boughts and thought why not? I bought 4 doz and out of that 13 made it in to a hatcher.
     
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  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    can you decrease the ambient temperature in the room the incubator is in? Maybe down to 60 - 65 degrees?
     
  3. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its at 66 right now, I did not start a fire this morning...
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Hmm... I'm at a loss... [​IMG] Hopefully someone else can help. It could also be the thermometer reading wrong, but you really don't want to be opening the incubator right now. Maybe pull the vent plug at the top? You'll lose humidity though... argh! [​IMG]
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    It might be the chicks body temp. its alll preset temps right? no way you can turn the bator down a bit?
     
  6. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok GQF just called back and I was told to stand and watch the eggs for a min and see if they are rocking....They where. LOL So he told me to just sit tight and see how they do in the next 24 hours. It is most likly the chicks making the temp spike. He siad the temp should not hurt them at this point...........now I have to wait and see.[​IMG]
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    My temps jumped to 106F when mine where hatching. Lots of luck and I hope everything goes well [​IMG]
     
  8. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you want to open the bator (debatable), you can lower the temp by toggling the number 3 switch so that it's even with the rest, then toggling number 1 or 2 in its place. Each number brings the temp down a bit less than a degree.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Before I got to the rocking post I thought that's a hatch getting ready to start! Woot!

    If you think the temp it too high you can open that red plug on the top and let some heat out but you risk loss of humidity.When my last batch was hatchingthe temps went up to 102.8. That is warm wiggly bodies put of heat!

    Go chickies go! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2008
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    We had the opposite problem with our Genesis... the temps kept dropping and dropping. GQF gave me a series of things to do with the number toggles to reset etc. And it has been working perfectly now!!! Hopefully you will have a fantastic hatch, but if it happens again, or drops, call them back cuz they can walk you through this process!!
     

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