eggs may be too hot

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickalick, May 24, 2011.

  1. chickalick

    chickalick Out Of The Brooder

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    hi
    i have got 6 eggs in a incubatour i put them in last night:rolleyes: and i have got the temprature to 38c last night and this morning but when i got back from work the temp was 45c will the eggs be no good now thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I would keep going just to be safe, because of all the stories I read about on here where the temps mess up just temporarily and they get some hatching.

    But I would smell your eggs every day- just lean down and sniff just to be safe. I do this anyway. And candle a couple of times during your incubation period, as the rotten ones can explode.

    Just my opinion. I have only incubated three times (three and a half, as I put them under a broody once).

    Here's a search- look at how many people had this problem too and you can see it is common:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/se.../forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6495448#p6495448#989

    Also, one time when I was moving to MO, the temp during the day was 111 degrees. There are places in the USA where it might get to 113 outside. I wouldn't think all the chicken eggs would die then, but who knows? I am speculating.
     
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  3. chickalick

    chickalick Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:o thanks a lot for that
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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