Temp drop during incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tabithatoo, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. tabithatoo

    tabithatoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some eggs that are on day 21 today. No peeps yet. [​IMG] However, we have had a cold snap in recent weeks and the temps dropped in the incubator several times down to the 96 degree range. Do you think there is still a chance? It seems like I've read that sometimes when this happens it just takes a little longer.
     
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    FYI-this is not my first time incubating, just my first time dealing with the cold weather while doing it.
     
  3. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine, maybe a little late as you said.
     
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  4. tabithatoo

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    Thanks. I've had them on lockdown since day 18 and I don't want to open the incubator up and take a closer look. I never candled any of them (I never do since they're BCM eggs and it's harder for me to see what's going on). I guess I'll just give it a few more days.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Keep the faith... One of my incubators went down to 93 the one day because of a power outage. When the power came back on the incubator went up to 115. Another time on our coldest night We lost power, I was 2 weeks into incubation. The temp in the incubator was 78 degrees when I discovered it. I put the incubator on a battery pack with an inverter and brought the temp back up. I was really worried but I still had good hatches.
     
  6. tabithatoo

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    Still no pips. Ugh. I guess it's ok, though. I won't freak until tomorrow-ish. [​IMG]
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    If the temperature was a little low then the chicks will develop more slowly. It may take and extra day or two before they hatch.
     
  8. tabithatoo

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    Day 22. Still nothing. So sad. [​IMG] I guess the temps really screwed them up. I'll give them until day 25 before I chunk them.

    On the upside, sold my last hatch! Someone is coming to pick them up this morning. [​IMG]
     
  9. tabithatoo

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    Day 23. Still nothing. Anyone think there's still hope?
     
  10. tabithatoo

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    OMG! Came home to pips on day 23. [​IMG]
     
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