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Too Hot?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenupho, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Chickenupho

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    since I’m using the heating pad method for incubation, I realized that the eggs were quite hot on the bottom when I was candling them. They’ve been incubating for around 4 and a half days and are all looking good. Should I not worry too much?
    P.S I know it’s not good for eggs to be candled this early but this is for a science project and I have to take a photo everyday of the eggs growth
     

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  2. FarmerGirl101

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    Do you have an incubator?
     
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  3. FarmerGirl101

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    A heating pad is too hot
     
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  4. FarmerGirl101

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    Are you turning them? You need to daily just fyi
     
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  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    It's a good experiment but I would not put the eggs directly on the heating pad. Read somewhere where it was done .... Think about it, the hen sits on the eggs on a nest, heat coming from above, insulated with the nesting material, hence .... Make a "nest" then cover the eggs so the heating pad isn't directly on the eggs. Don't forget you need humidity ( est 35% then 70% at lock down) . Keep us updated as to your experiement, read someone even tried with a slow cooker (old style where you can dial in the temp). Good luck & best wishes
     
  6. Chickenupho

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    Thank you, I lined the heating pad with a couple of towels. The humidity is currently 50 and temp is 100
     
  7. FarmerGirl101

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    Good. Chicken or duck? Also what breed?
     
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  8. Chickenupho

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  9. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    Not an expert on hatching but have read humidity 35% - 40% until lock down then 70% - 75% .... Sally Sunshine has an article, think it was Hatching 101, check it out. Keep us posted & keep notes.
     
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  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    Where are you measuring the temp, between egg and pad or....?
    I hope your thermometer is accurate.
    Pics of your setup would be good to see too.
     

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