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When you candle how long does it usually take for your temps to

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tberggren, May 1, 2008.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    come back up to normal.

    I candled yesterday and it took probably about six hours to get my temps back up.

    Is this normal? Seems like it would be bad for them.

    Don't have to worry about the humidity as it stays in the high 40's without any water anyway.
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    are you leaving the top off the incubator the whole time? I just remove an egg and place the top back immediately. No problem with temp.
     
  3. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I put the top back on as soon as I get the eggs out.
     
  4. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you add water or re-wet a sponge at that time?
    If so was the water warm/hot or cold water?

    David
     
  5. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have water in it as my humidity readings are plenty high without water. (almost 50%)
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

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    When I candle it takes about 2-4 miniutes for my temp to go back up in my Brinsea Octagon 40. About 6 min. in my Hovabator.
     
  7. ozark hen

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    Quote:[​IMG] sorry, don't know what to tell you as that shouldn't happen. I took mine out to candle this a.m. and put them all straight into an egg carton and closed up the bator. I only open the bator far enough to get my hand in and it hardly lost any heat at all and was right back up to temp very quickly. Sorry.
     
  8. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my homemade bator, my temps only drop about .5 degree, if at all, then raise almost immediately, so I don't know what's up with your bator. I wouldn't worry too much at this stage, candle again in a few days, and go from there. Good luck with your hatch!!! Steph
     
  9. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well thanks anyway everybody.
    I appreciate your willingness to help. [​IMG]
     
  10. ozark hen

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    Could you please try another temp in there to double check it?
     

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