102 Temp. Did I kill them????? :(

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  1. 4roosandahen

    4roosandahen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I have had a horrible thing happen. My LG got up to 102.9 last night at some point. I came down this morning and my water wiggler also said the temp had gotten up to 102. So, did I kill the little peeps inside? I had just candled them last night and had 8 confirmed. Man am I bummed this [​IMG] morning. I am afraid to candle them this am for fear of adding any more heat to the eggs at this point. What do you think?
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
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    I would say they are fine. Mine went up to 106F once and they where fine
     
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Is your LG a still air ( no fan) or forced air (fan)

    If it is a still air I believe you will be ok. The temp in a still air is suppose to be 101-102.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Honestly, all you can do is candle them and watch for movement then candle them again in a few days to see if you continue to see growth and movement.

    How far along are you in your hatch?
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Adding - this is one reason I dislike the lower priced LG's.
     
  6. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] WoooHooo. MissPrissy is here!!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I do wish they'd improve the LG. We've heard too many stories about how hard it is to regulate. They finally improved the egg turner so why cant they improve the thermostat?
     
  8. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
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    Quote:I have to agree with you. You did tell me you didn't like them [​IMG] Next time maybe I will listen.
     
  9. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    WooHoooo Speckledhen is here too [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We seem to follow one another around, barnyard LOL
     

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