Are they dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sbwhite0, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. sbwhite0

    sbwhite0 Out Of The Brooder

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    My bator has just spiked to 106 degrees. I went to bed and it was maintaining approx 99-100. When I woke up it was 106 this way day 18. Do you think they are okay? I hope I didn't kill the little babies.

    Shawn

    ps I would try to candle, but can't seem to see anything through the blue shell. Today is day 19.
     
  2. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they should be fine.....good luck with them....let us know..
     
  3. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lets hope not!!! [​IMG]

    Thats such a bummer. I mean, since its 18/19 days now, I would just keep it running. It won't hurt. Better than just say oh well...they are all dead and give up.

    I will pray with you!!! [​IMG]

    This happened to a friend of mine once, but only, the temp was TOO low, not TOO high. Only 1/4 hatched in the end.

    Best of LUCK FRIEND!

    - Tommy
     
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  4. sbwhite0

    sbwhite0 Out Of The Brooder

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    Which is worse too hot or too cold?
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    relax, from what I have read on here...the temp would have to that high for several hours...you will be fine.
     
  6. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    I had a spike to 108 for hours and all 14 hatched. At this point you just need to wait and see. I think they will be o.k. Good luck.
     
  7. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Too HOT is worse than Too COLD

    Reason being, the embryo can @ least maintain some heat @ that age (19 day) but if it gets TOO hot, the chicky can't really keep cool so yeah...

    Don't worry too much tough! G-LUCK!

    - Tommy
     

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