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Egg temp dropped to 80°F last night

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The egg that was kept in the incubator for about three days now dropped in temperature to about 80°F last night because someone accidentally unplugged the machine. There are still more eggs to come, though wondering if the egg still has a chance at survival or not. The humidity is being kept still at 85% and the regular temperature is about 98°F.
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Please provide us with additional information as we know nothing about you, your experience or why you have the egg in an incubator instead of letting your budgie(?) incubate it.

We don't normally respond to questions regarding breeding until we have a good background of the individual.

Before breeding any species, it is important to learn as much about the animals, their personalities, and the best practices to follow for responsible and ethical breeding prior to making the commitment to take on the responsibility.
Domestic budgies are much healthier and happier when they are never bred.

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The optimal temperature and humidity for incubation of budgie eggs is 98.2 F and 65% humidity
An egg incubated below the optimal temperature range will hatch late.
Because of the low temperature, the humidity level will also be affected.
The chick may not absorb its yolk sac, which can significantly reduce its chances of survival.

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