Temperature Drop

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Andrew Larson, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Andrew Larson

    Andrew Larson Out Of The Brooder

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    So I had someone watching over my animals while I was gone and I asked them to unplug my egg turner on my quail eggs. However, they also unplugged the incubator iteself and the eggs went about 30 hours without the incubator on. THe temperature was at 70 degrees when I plugged the incubator back in. This happened on day 15 into 16. Should I be expecting about 0% hatch at this point? Or could I still expect at least a few to hatch?
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I Would Float Test Them For Signs Of Life
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JJMR794
    Today 9:32 amI Would Float Test Them For Signs Of Life

    x2​
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Me? I would just plug it back in and let it go. They may take an extra day to hatch, but they should still hatch. [​IMG]
     
  5. Andrew Larson

    Andrew Larson Out Of The Brooder

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    I did plug it in. As of now, Day 17, I see at least two starting to pip.
     
  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    There ya go. [​IMG] 70°F is not really that bad...
     
  7. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    Mine just went to 105 and then dropped to 96 over night. Should I keep them in there?
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Me? I would just plug it back in and let it go. They may take an extra day to hatch, but they should still hatch. [​IMG]

    Same here, that's what I'd do.​
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Sure, why wouldn't you? It might have affected some of them, but most of them should be fine.
     
  10. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If it's a digital thermometer you're depending on (depending on the quality of it), never rule out a "spaz-attack" with it. I wouldn't let that episode force me to give up the batch.
     

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