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Tempature too low the first 2 days.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mischi, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Mischi

    Mischi New Egg

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    Hello everyone.

    We are in the process of incubating Barred Rock and Ameraucana eggs in an incubator with auto turner.
    I now discovered that the temperature was too low (30°C) during the first two days. It's now up at 37°C. Will the low initial temperature cause problems?

    Thanks in advance.
    Michael
     
  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Turtle Rock Poultry Premium Member

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    Hi there!

    They shouldn't have started developing much during that time, so you'll likely end up with a late hatch. I don't think it will have killed them though, especially since you caught it early. Good luck.
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Turtle Rock Poultry Premium Member

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    Oh, and still air or forced air? Forced should be 37.7* and still air should be 38.6*.
     
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  4. Mischi

    Mischi New Egg

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    It has a fan in it so I guess forced air.
    And thanks for the quick response.
     
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