Temp dropped to 95 for 5 hours.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Maxamus, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Maxamus

    Maxamus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2014
    Just making sure here, but I took out the egg turner and went to bed. As I should have expected the temp dropped a little bit. Im raising it back up right now. I'm sure they are OK, but another person saying it would make me feel a bit better.
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2015
    Southeast Alabama
    should be fine.
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    Feel better, they should be fine.

    I had a broody hen go back to the wrong nest. By the time I found her the eggs were really cold to the touch. I don’t know how long she was off those eggs but the air temperature was a lot less than 95. I put her back on the eggs and she eventually hatched 11 out of 11.
  4. gpop1

    gpop1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2015
    I wouldn't be to concerned if the temp dropped to 80 for 5 hour. I live in a area with constant power cuts and I haven't seen a drop in the hatch rate in batch's that have had to endure 8 hrs with out heat. (florida so even with out heat they stay at 80 plus).

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