103 degrees, think they're dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ottovan, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. ottovan

    ottovan Out Of The Brooder

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    Have three more days til lock down, I noticed temp 103 for a little while. it is in the garage and it is summer here in south texas - serious heat now. My quail seem to hatch no matter what - not sure about silkies will wait - anyone else had this happen to them? I know the garage is a bad place but I like to watch them - wish it was cooler!
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I think they will probably make it. They are a lot tougher than you would think.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Dont give up hope yet! I've had much higher spikes and still had some hatch...
    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. ottovan

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    Thanks - I'll let you know what happens!. You have your incubators running? Where do you set yours up? Husband doesn't like smell in house and I'm afraid of snakes and power outages outside of my house! My silkie hens have disappointed me only 2 chicks and 2 quail from 4 broody hens. So I just bought a bigger incubator! Would really love these quail to make it!
     
  5. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    103 ain't gonna hurt em' [​IMG] just dont go over that. [​IMG]
     
  6. ottovan

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    I've been hearing peeping and four eggs have little cracks - so we'll see. Four silkie eggs and 16 quail eggs so far nothing from quail eggs. Not due to hatch til tomorrow. Some hope there - wish it would cool off here!
     
  7. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Sounds like you're moving right along! Any pics for us??? [​IMG]
     
  8. ottovan

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    Two little black silkies so far, real sweet both jumped right into my hand - still waiting on the rest! Pics tomorrow
     
  9. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I think they'll be ok. We had 11 eggs in the incubator and I noticed the temp was at 103 on the first day of lockdown (Monday). I dropped the heat slowly over around 6 hours, had 9 hatch so far - two still waiting on.
     
  10. pookiegoldman

    pookiegoldman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about chicken eggs, but I just put 300 quail eggs in to hatch, and my incubator got to 105 in my un-airconditioned shed, and only 45 of them hatched.
     

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