107 degree temp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Berynn, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    Oh boy, I went to bed last night around 1:30 my little giant still air bater was on 102 and at 50% humidity, this morning when I woke up it was on 107 at around 9:00 did I cook my eggs? Should I toss them and start over, or give it a try?[​IMG]
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Do you have a wiggler? How old are the eggs?
     
  3. MRW

    MRW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully they weren't on that temp for too long? I would still try. Candle in a day or so maybe? But maybe someone more knowledgeable might have some better advice?
     
  4. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If it was a quick rise and for short duration you may not have hurt anything. If you have a sensor in a water wiggler and the temp was reading that high, then it would be a sign that temps had been like that for some time and some losses should be expected.
     
  5. Berynn

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    No I don't have a wigler, I have two batches of eggs in there. One batch is 6 days old and the other batch was just put in there.
     
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ok that is good to hear. If it was a probe in a wiggler it would represent temperature in the egg rather than air temperature like you are reading. Air temperature swings take quite some time to effect internal egg temperature.

    I would keep going and just candle in a few days.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I agree, keep going and see if they continue to develop/develop at all. I had a spike of air T of 114 once on day 14... I still managed to get one chick out of 12 eggs.
     
  8. Berynn

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    I agree, keep going and see if they continue to develop/develop at all. I had a spike of air T of 114 once on day 14... I still managed to get one chick out of 12 eggs.

    I have about 50 eggs in there
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Then you still might have a chance of more than one pestering lone chick! [​IMG] The bator I was using at the time was a cardboard box contraption assembled by a 14 year old self at the time. You might even have better luck since you actually have an incubator... and I just had a light hanging over the box....



    Since you have eggs on day 6, in a few days, like day 8, get a really bright flashlight or candler and see if you can't find veins. If you can, they are alive and well, if you find a big blood ring, then you know what happened.
     
  10. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had a temp spike of 105 in my little giant and still had some viable eggs.
    i would keep going - you never know!
     

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