Temperature Fluctuation.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NotReallyTyler, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. NotReallyTyler

    NotReallyTyler Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe once or twice my incubator has dropped a few degrees, I'd say no more than four degrees, and it was for relatively short periods of time. Will this affect my hatch rates?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    The short answer is No. That will not cause any sort of problem.
     
  3. NotReallyTyler

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    Thank you, you have no idea how relieving that is considering they're due this Sunday.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Ridgerunner is correct. We've been having electricity problems with a string of power outages starting on Sunday morning and finally ending on Tuesday evening. I had some eggs in the incubator and they got warmed up and cooled down and warmed up and cooled down over and over. They also got quite cold at least 3 times over that period. But they hatched and the chicks are doing great! Many people say cool down periods is beneficial for the chicks and helps toughen them up and after seeing how well mine did over the past few days I have to agree. Best of luck with your hatch!
     
  5. NotReallyTyler

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    That's good news to hear. Congratulations and thank you!
     

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