what temperature at lock down?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenfarmer 1-2-b, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Chickenfarmer 1-2-b

    Chickenfarmer 1-2-b Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just read this weekend a chicken book written by Stromberg on incubation suggesting lowering temperature down to 96-98 degree during lockdown which is tomorrow for me. There was a local chicken farmer told me sometimes back that he turns down to 98.5 during lockdown. Anybody doing this? I hatched twice before and didn't do this. Appreciate any suggestions.

    Andy
     
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you have a good hatch the last two times? If so, I wouldn't lower the temp. I sometimes lower the temp a degree or two after they hatch, but I never have at lockdown.
     
  3. Chickenfarmer 1-2-b

    Chickenfarmer 1-2-b Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't have good hatch the first time, 4 eggs didn't pip - die in their eggs. The second hatch was much better, all hatched except one. I opened that one and found the chick only half way developed. I think the better hatch second time purely due to learning curve. May be I will try lower the tempt just a bit at lock down and see what happen.

    Andy
     

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