Turning question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlovernoteater, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. chickenlovernoteater

    chickenlovernoteater In the Brooder

    Mar 1, 2008
    I am trying again with a fresh batch of eggs I ust put in last night [​IMG]. I noticed that when I am turning the eggs (hand turning) they loose heat very quickly. This can't be good, can it? What should I do to help fix that problem, or is there nothing I can do??
  2. I don't think it will drop too much, The heat in the eggs and humidity usually will pick up when the thermostat cycles back on.
  3. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Bumping this to see if anyone else has anything to add. I also have noticed that the bator temp goes way down when I open the lid for a short bit. The wiggler temp also drops quite a bit.
  4. Leslie In North Pole

    Leslie In North Pole Songster

    Mar 7, 2007
    North Pole, AK
    What kind of bator do you have and how many eggs do you have in it?

    If most of your bator is empty, you may want to use a heat sink (I use bowls with snap on lids full of 100 degree water) to help keep your bator from dropping temp too long. It is okay that your eggs cool a little bit when you turn them, as they would cool when a hen gets off and on the nest.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2008
  5. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    The directions that came with my old Brower recommended a cooling period each day,kind of like the hen getting off the nest daily for her break. I don't think it bothers the egg.
  6. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    It may just delay your hatch an extra day. It's more important to turn them, I'd think. Extra hot temps are worse than a bit cooler...

    good luck!

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