Dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chick_chic, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. chick_chic

    chick_chic Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I bought some breeder serama eggs (32 when I weeded out broken ones) and I had a trip come up unexpectedly and the eggs came the day before I left. After I let them sit from shipping I put them in the incubator. Before I left I noticed that the temp. was a little low so I turned it up and asked my brother to come and make sure the temp. was good. I get a text that says he got the temp down to 108 from 110 and that it was now at 99.5. the humidity was pretty good though. So the question is-if my eggs were at such a high temp for a good portion of their first day in the bator should I consider them dead? I haven't taken them out or anything and the temp has been steady and so has humidity for two days after that but does anyone think they even have a chance of living? Have any of anyone elses hatched after a similar accident. This is my first chicken hatch and it would be terrible if already on day 1 they were all goners...[​IMG]
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    You should never adjust after the egg go in. It takes 24 hours for the incubator to get stable back where it was.

    It takes hours for the eggs to heat up so I bet your eggs are still ok.
     
  3. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the inside of the eggs reached 110, its over. If the mistake was corrected in time, maybe a few will make it. I would leave them alone and candle them in a few days. As for incubating while you are on vacation, it can't be done. Successful incubation requires planning, vigilance, adjustments. IMO, you wasted the money on those eggs. Buy day old chicks if you can't sit by the incubator waiting and worrying. All that stress makes it fun, lol.
     
  4. EricH

    EricH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    let em be for a week or so, hopefully they're ok. BUT only one way to find out.
     
  5. chick_chic

    chick_chic Out Of The Brooder

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    I would normally never leave after starting an incubation or adjust the temp I was just worried about it being so low but it does take a while to heat up so Im hoping for the best and since I was only gone for 2 days and am now here to be on constant vigilence I hope some pull through
     
  6. Crossing my fingers for you, I think you still have a chance for some to be ok, hopefully most of them.
     
  7. chick_chic

    chick_chic Out Of The Brooder

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    ^thank you, candled them today and think I saw some viens so Im hoping for the best
     
  8. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awesome.
     

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