We're on day 15 and for the past couple o' days

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JimnJanet, May 18, 2008.

  1. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the temp keeps climbin and climbin. I've had to turn back the thermostat allmost 3/4 of a turn so far to maintain the temp at 99.5,(there'bouts).(new wafer by the way) It keeps risin over 100. Is this a sign of good LIVE viable eggs ?
    I am not going to candle,. I've decided against it. Don't want to disturb things.
     
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Ohh good luck and keep us posted.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The temps will rise as the babies get close to hatching. Think about those warm wiggling bodies in there. Life generates heat! Yayyy for you! Good luck on your hatch!
     
  4. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanx Buster and Angie. I figgered it was a good sign of life. [​IMG]
    I ama bit confused here tho. I recall reading somewhere that baby chicks are actually cold blooded creatures for a very short time at the beginin of thier little lives. ???
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Temps might rise due to the heat generated by developing embryos, but I have had a brand new wafer straight from the manufacturer go bad, lose a seal and lose its ether. Just keep an eye on it and maybe take a whiff through the vent for the smell of ether, just to be safe.
     

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