day 17, I think I may have killed my chicks- help

new2thechickworld

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 21, 2008
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Texas
Hi I am new at incubating- this is our first time. We or really I have put so much work, time and love into these little eggs. We recently candled them and for sure have 3 out of 4 silkies doing very well. However, I have had a few minor issues with the temperture the past 2 days- so this morning I attempted to adjust it. An hour later I came back and the themometor was maxed out at 120! Did I kill them? I am so very upset. I tried checking one but it wasn't moving. I am really hoping someone gives me the news I want to hear but the truth is better- If you have any knowledge on this please let me know.

Thanks in advance-
Crying over the eggs.
 

orlandoluv1

Songster
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
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spring valley , CA
in all honesty i dont really think they are going to make it. im sorry. it really depends on how long they were in that high temperature. i would try candling a little later to see, but personally at this poitn i would just wait out the next couple of days you only have 4 more days to go and you never know ...ther still might be someone who can make it. i would just wait and see. keep me posted k
 

Crazy4Chicks

Songster
12 Years
Nov 20, 2007
1,722
2
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Glendale, AZ
I was on day 16 with 2 duck eggs both were growing and wiggling in there - than my bator spiked twice once was 110 - the other was 112 - I lost both of my babies.

I have since set more ducks and trying again....

let them stay in there for the next few days and hope for the best....


Julie
 

new2thechickworld

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 21, 2008
20
0
22
Texas
I really appreciate everyones input. I will be standing by the incubator impatiently the next couple of days. My husband said, you can't get attached to an egg- but I say oh yes you can! I will keep posting the results. Thanks to everyone
 

new2thechickworld

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 21, 2008
20
0
22
Texas
Well I just candled 2 of my silkies and I could tell atleast 1 of them is still moving! Thats a little relief, I'll take one survival.
 

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