Temperature

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Outlaw, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Outlaw

    Outlaw Out Of The Brooder

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    Temp was holding for 2 weeks prior to adding eggs. I am bottle feeding lambs so it gets checked on regularly even through the night. Never varied. Then on morning of 13th day dropped to 98. So I turned it up. Dumb but I panicked. Went back up and stayed. But we went out at 5p.m. Checked before we left and was good. Got home at 9:30p.m. and checked was at 102. I have got it back and has held again for a day. But do you think I will get anything? Or did I bake them? Was going to candle but decided they had enough stress for a day. Thanks Sharon
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    You still have a chance. Mine went to 106F and they hatched
     
  3. Outlaw

    Outlaw Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope so! Would be such a waste.
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    what day are you on? I almost pulled the plug but the BYC'ers said to see what happens. if it was not for them they would have all been goners
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The temps will flunctuate. It is really hard to not adjust the thermostats. Keep a positive outlook and candle them in a few days to look for signs of movement. I have seen temps swing from 98 - 102 and the eggs hatch just fine.

    Good luck.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Also need to know what type of incubator with your temps....they should be fine....not a big spike for too long a time...
     
  7. Outlaw

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    It happened on the 13th day it is now 16th day. It is an older model Hobovator with fan and tuner. When should I candle to see if they are okay? Thanks Sharon
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can candle them now. On day 18 candle them again and see if you see movement. After that leave them alone once you get your humidity up to 70%. Keep the bator closed and watch the temps.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  9. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I am having a horrible time with my Brower incubator! It jumps all over the place! I have it under a towel now because it plummeted to 87 degrees. This morning it was at 102! I have only had it one year. What's wrong??????????
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Does it have a wafer thermostat? If so, you might need a new wafer.
     

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