Temperature and Lockdown...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jrosemoore, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. jrosemoore

    jrosemoore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all. Today is supposed to be my day of lockdown but I am wondering if I should delay it a bit. My temperature in the incubator has dropped a few times down to 95, and I am wondering if this will delay their growth. I candled last night, all still have growth and are alive. My incubator temp has not varied more than the 95 to 101 range. What would you do?
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would make sure water trays are full and lock them down. A day or 2 extra in lock down will not hurt them just remember they may not hatch on day 21.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    NOTES: Temperatures outside the range of 97°F to 103°F will produce very few hatched eggs, got it!) NOTES: No electric and I have NO idea how long it was out, I didnt wake until MORNING ~ BACKUP PLAN lol yea ok... thats ok if u wake up! temp was down to 90 in bator put generator on and back up to 100 within 15minutes w/o touching anything, so I think those ROCKS were the best forthought! internal temp must have been holding! NOTES: No Matter how prepared you are, you really arent! Purchase water weazel to keep track of internal temp. Postponing am turn a few hours

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    do u have fan or still air? 99.5 if fan & lockdown raise humidity
     
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  4. jrosemoore

    jrosemoore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone! What is this water weasel in reference to?
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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