Temp drop during lockdown. Are my eggs ok?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mike32, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Mike32

    Mike32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to check on my incubator this morning and the temp dropped to 93 degrees. Will this hurt the eggs so that they won't hatch? I'm now on day 20. Thanks
     
  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe not, but I would try to get it back up a little at a time. what kinda bator are you useing ?
     
  3. Mike32

    Mike32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using a Hovabator
     
  4. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed mine did it too over night! I wonder if this is a natural occurance of things?
     
  5. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    High humidity can cause a little vary in temp. so can room temp. our nights here have been a little cooler the past few days, but it shouldnt have droed it to 93, never had my hova bator drop like that, it might vary some but not 6 deg. & mine is one of the older ones (square type).
     
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  6. Bantam Chase

    Bantam Chase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my LG dropped to 97 for 2 days when I unplugged the auto-turner. Get that temp up as soon as you can!
     
  7. Savannah Poultry

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    It depends on how hardy the eggs are. My power went out all night a few weeks ago and the eggs dropped down to the 70's. and I lost 6 out of 23 eggs. If you get it up ASAP a few degrees won't be a big deal
     
  8. Mike32

    Mike32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once I saw the low temp I was able to get it up right away. Hopefully it didn't mess them up.
     
  9. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason I said a little at a time is caues you get in to biga hury with that LG. & it will go to high on you quick cause they are touchy, I ONCE HAD one to.
     
  10. Shayna

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    That's it! When I get to lockdown, I'm not going to sleep. AT ALL Only 16 days till lockdown.... [​IMG]

    Good luck with your eggs! Hopefully they weren't affected.
     

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