Added hot water, temp jumped to 105f!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilkieCanada, May 22, 2011.

  1. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was trying to raise my humidity and I added some hot tap water and the temp in the incubator jumpted to 105f for about a minute before I noticed I opened to cool it down and it cooled down. Is this an instant death situation?
     
  2. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    As long as you cooled it back down immediately, you're probably OK. What day are you on? When I add water, I always use a candy thermometer to check the temp of the water before adding it.
     
  3. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    The eggs didn't even know about a quick rise and fall like that.
     
  4. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yea thats because you have something I dont.... a dam brain.

    I just started day 19 an hour ago. Im really kicking myself for not thinking its going to raise the temp.
     
  5. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    When I started out, I thought I'd be pretty good at guessing the temp of the water by sticking my finger in it - Wrong! It was always too hot or too cold and I'd see big temp flucuations. It didn't dawn on me to use a thermometer until I was rummaging thru the utinsel drawer one day and spotted it! I have no idea why it was there in the first place - I've never made candy!
     

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