Badly Low and High Temps, Still alive. HOW???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rainstorm, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    I made a Cardboard Box incubator as just a fun project, Using only a box with a removable lid, Foil, and the Light socket from one of those Disk lights and a 25 watt bulb.

    I put in 10 of my own eggs, 5 ducks and 5 Bantams, I've found the temps at 83 degrees which was like that for a day twice because I was having a hard time geting it back up when I found it, and I found it at 110 more then ONCE and about twice it was nearly all day it was like that. I missed turning them a few times by not being home, their on day 8 and 9. After yet finding it at 108 degree's today I decided it was pointless. When I opened the lid to throw away the eggs I decided to check one last time. The other day there was NOTHING in those eggs. Tonight I candled and 9 out of 10 eggs I can see Heart beating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Veins and a small Red something just beating away! only 1 bantam egg went bad! So tell me. I am 100% Positive the 9 are alive, The heart beating is plain easy to see Not mistaken
    P.S I added nearly a dozen of my own eggs to my LG incubator and only 2 have made it possibly only 1 couldnt really tell on the other. and When waiting to collect all my eggs to be incubated I Never turned them each day before putting in the incubator like I was told I was suppose to for the Box incubator. LG incubator I did. Just Luck or Super Eggs?
  2. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Songster

    Nov 8, 2009
    wow. That's amazing. i'd say Super Eggs! However, the first three days of incubation here I was still dinking with the thermostat and I finally got it to run right on temp, was sure I had ruined the eggs but after candling I saw 7 out of ten still going gung-ho..I think they can take more abuse than previously

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