Temp DIP question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tx_dane_mom, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Ok, so I know temp spikes are bad and can be fatal...what about a temp dip to the 80* range? I don't know how long it was like that...not more than 2 hrs.
    My dane puppy stood on top of my LG and crushed it in breaking 1/4 of my silver marans eggs while I was in the back yard and anyhow, I got it cleaned up as best I could w/the eggs still in the turner (worried about some contamination there...) Thankfully all my Crele Penendescna eggs were ok....but I came in later to realize the temp (after I taped my bator back together) was sitting @ 80something*.... thoughts??
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I had a power outage and my temp went down to 80 for several hours. I had 9 hatch out of 28 but that was my first time. I'm sure I did not have things right. Like I always say, someone will get on there that knows better then me and help you. I just wanted to tell you what happened and how it turned out. Good Luck.
     
  3. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on what day you are at it shouldnt have any real effect on them. If it was very early in the time you might loose a couple but most should be fine. That is the wonderful thing about an egg, it holds temp for a long time before causing death. Good luck and let us know how it goes, bad dog..lol Jenn
     
  4. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Thank you! I didn't even THINK about when I hatched a batch right after our last hurricane...we had a power outage for a while and I had to hook my bator to our generator! LOL...Ok so I HAVE been through this before [​IMG] Someone just had to say the keyword 'poweroutage' which broughtup 'hurricane' and I'm back home [​IMG] [​IMG] They'll be just FINE! [​IMG]
     
  5. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Quote:Tell me about it! That was her 2nd time doing it! This time I moved the bators to my daughter's room so she can't get to them....and I *think* she was tring to EAT the eggs since I had just given her a fresh whole egg to eat right before I went outside....so I could totally slap myself on the wrist as well....
     
  6. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, we have started keeping our old coon hound in the house as of a few weeks ago. She is 11 and had been hard of hearing for a while now. She wasnt eating so well so I brought her into the house to keep an eye on her. Amazingly she hears a little better..lol SHe is such a good girl though, she stays out on a tie out most of the day and then comes in for the night and nap times. I have been giving her more eggs to help boost her appetite and now if I forget to put the egg basket up when we bring them in from collecting them she will try to help herself. lol Silly dogs. Jenn
     
  7. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    So I candeled everybody tonight and I *think* I *might* have lost one of my silver marans, but I will keep it in a couple more days and check again, but everyone else looks ok I am happy to report [​IMG]
     

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