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106 degrees!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duckncover, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    Will it kill button quails if they were in 106 degrees for a while? My incubator jumped :'(
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Not sure how long it takes but 106 will kill them if the eggs them selves have time to warm up to that point.
     
  3. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I had 112*F spike for 1hr.maybe less... Give them a chance. I had 13 of 28 hatch when that happened to me.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2011
  4. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not the air temp inside the bator that counts, it's the INTERNAL temp of the egg. So if you had a massive 120F spike for just a minute or two, it's unlikely the eggs would come to any harm. But if it jumped to just 104F and stayed there for a few hours (as in long enough for the inside of the egg to heat up to the same temp) then they'd probably all be dead. So, unless you know how long your spike lasted, you can't really judge how likely it is that your eggs have been damaged.

    I have a still air bator that cycles between 96F and 106F the whole incubation, but keeps the internal temp of the eggs between 99F and 100F...
     

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