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day 13 and temp spiked

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sherriwv, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. sherriwv

    sherriwv In the Brooder

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    Temperature was 104...don't know how long it was that high so I am thinking this first attempt isn't gonna come out good! So, I am thinking of chucking the eggs and starting over.
     
  2. BonRae67

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    I wouldn't chuck the eggs. That may not have done anything to them. As you said you don't know how long that it was that high. Could have just went that high when you checked on them. Is the temperature down to normal now? You only have 5 days to lockdown, I would wait and see what happens.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    xs 2 definitely!
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    x3!!! You could always do some candling to look for movement. That should set your mind at ease. Just remember, viable chicks aren't ALWAYS moving. Some times they sleep! I've also read that some folks are using a stethoscope to listen for a heart beat, and having good results with that.
     
  5. eracerx46

    eracerx46 In the Brooder

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    Don't chuck them! Too much effort was put into them. Minimal effort for the last few days. Would rather be a little too warm than too hot. Depending on your incubator and thermometer, you could have a false reading. Ive bumped the thermometer before and put it a wee bit closer to the heating element. If you pitch you'll never know, keep em just to make sure.
     
  6. eracerx46

    eracerx46 In the Brooder

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    *too warm than too cold. Oops
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    It's actually better if they are too cool than too hot. A slightly cooler hatch maybe delayed a day or too, but higher temps can kill them on the spot.
     

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