104 degrees

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tsagirl, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    My bator went from 101 to 104 and was like that for a couple of hours!!! Have I killed them?
    BTW this is a still air
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Probably not, I would try to make sure that they don't get that hot again. All you can do is stay the course and see what happens.
  3. mel58

    mel58 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 8, 2007
    that happened to me my last hatch. it actually got up to 106 once and 109 once. I only had 3 out of 15 hatch and they were probably on the outside and cooler (I don't have a fan).
  4. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Adjust the temps down a tad and hope for the best. Is the incubator in a room that keeps a steady temperature ??

    For instance the temps in the kitchen change constantly when the stove is on so that is a bad room for an incubator. We use wood for heat so I try to keep it in the bedroom farthest from the woodstove so it is more even keel.

    Julie [​IMG]
  5. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Its in the living room and the temps usually are not crazy.
    Oh well it is down now to 101 and I hope they are ok. I guess I will find out on Sat when I candle them.
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I saw your topic and thought "uh oh". I would say anything 105 and over is deadly. But 104 for too long can damage them, so I would definitely candle on the designated day and rule out the ones that may have gotten hurt. You still have a chance tho. Keeping my fingers crossed that they're ok.

  7. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    No, I would say in a still air you are probably okay. My still air had to be at 103.2 to get my weasel to 99.5. Having it that high was the only times I got great hatches!
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2008
  8. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    That is comforting to know!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    cadling Sat...wish me luck!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by