Temperature Concern ! !

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jnew, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. jnew

    jnew New Egg

    Apr 11, 2016
    I'm on day 19 of my first ever hatch. My temperature has been perfect 99.5 with only a 1 degree variations at times. I am using a hovabator-bator with an electronic egg turner. Today I removed the Turner and added additional water to the tray. My concern was the Turner has to produce additional heat that was helping compensate the heating element. However I left the dial at its current spot. I had to leave for work and returned approximately 10 hours later to find my TEMPERATURE AT 92.3. I have since returned to normal but wanted to hear the experts thoughts. I do not have a fan and it is a still incubator.
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    If you don't have a fan your temps were low to begin with as still runs more ideally at 101-102F taken near the tops of the eggs. I had a bad thermometer in my first hatch and found out post hatch it was 6 degrees off so my entire incubation was at 6 degrees low and I still managed to get a hatch if that tells you anything. If your chicks were developmentally where they should be at day 19 then -though not ideal, the drop shouldn't compromise the entire hatch. I wouldn't be surprised to see a delay though. I'd candle and check the movement and development.

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