Urgent - Heating Element Failed

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

  1. Alltmor

    Alltmor Hatching

    Feb 9, 2013
    Renfrewshire, Scotland
    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 Songster

    Dec 25, 2012
    Oakhurst Oklahoma
    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

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
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