Temps

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RhodeIslandReds, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. RhodeIslandReds

    RhodeIslandReds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put 16 rir eggs in the bator on the 26 and I just caught it now when wathcing tv that the side was open from when i put in some water...The temp was at 96-98 range will this affect the eggs at all??

    Thanks,
    RIRs
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They need ventilation. If you keep the temp close to 99 you'll be fine.

    Momentary fluctuations down mimic the hen getting off the nest each day to eat and poop
     
  3. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs can handle a few temp changes. Everything should be fine. Good luck.[​IMG]
     
  4. RhodeIslandReds

    RhodeIslandReds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the info there.
    I was getting scared cause those were the last eggs i will probly get from them.....

    Hopefully i get a good hatch [​IMG]

    Thanks,
    RIRs
     
  5. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    Be aware they might be delayed due to the lower temp but they should be fine.. just add a couple extra days if they don't hatch "on time"

    I always add 3 extra days from due date anyhow just in case. So for a known low temp time I would incubate 5 days after due date just to be safe. Then candle (or float test if can not candle) to check for any really late survivors.
     

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