Urgent - Heating Element Failed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Alltmor, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Alltmor

    Alltmor New Egg

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    Hi, my heating element seems to have failed sometime between 11.30pm and 6.00am this morning when I noticed. The temperature had dropped to 77 degrees Fahrenheit as the fan had continued to operate. I replaced the heating element straight away and the temperature within the space of a half hour has gone back to normal.

    My eggs are on day 9 of incubation and have been developing as normal having candled at day 7.

    I can't be sure as to how long the eggs were without heat but it could have been a max time of six and a half hours.

    If this likely to have killed the embryos or is there a chance they will be okay?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. RWise

    RWise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would candle them in a few days (about day 10) and see what you see, I hope you get a nice surprise! The internal temp of the egg may not have fallen that much, hang in there!
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

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