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Chicken (and Turkey) eggs - Need help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by readysar, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. readysar

    readysar Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got some eggs yesterday and I think we might have screwed up a bit. So, we went and got them from a guy who had kept them in his fridge (at 55 degrees and they are pretty fresh) which I've read is okay, then transported them in a warm cooler but when we got them in the incubator the temperature spiked for some reason and it went past a 100 degrees, maybe a 103-105 for max of an hour, I don't know exactly. Also, they are about 18 in there, 6 turkey and 12 chickens. I was wondering if I might have harmed any with the temperature spike or if too many eggs in one incubator is a bad thing (they do all have air flowing in between and the dimensions are about 12"x12")?
     
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  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I don't think the eggs were harmed. You'll see temp spikes often after adding eggs. That does not reflect the internal temp of the eggs, only the air temp. It spikes in an attempt to get everything to the right temperature.
     
  3. mbnewby

    mbnewby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    relax i think they will be fine
     
  4. readysar

    readysar Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks this is my first time with both eggs and hatchlings. Reading can only tell me so much.
     

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