- Apr 17, 2011
Hi. I have 11 eggs set in my homemade incubator. They are golden sebright and silver sebright bantams. Everything has been going well and they are due May 31st. I candled last night and only one out of the dozen was bad. I came home from work today and turned the eggs and checked everything and all was good (at about 5pm). I watched a movie after dinner and didn't pay the incubator any attention. After the movie I walked over and checked and noticed I couldn't hear the fan running. I instantly checked the temp and it was at 108 degrees!! I don't know how long the temperature was this high and I'm wondering if the chicks can survive such high temps. I really hope they are okay. I unplugged the fan and quickly rewired it and tested it and it seems to be working fine now. I am going to keep a closer eye on it though because I am too close to the hatch date to let anything go wrong. These are eggs that were shipped and they are doing really good considering they had to travel through the post office. Any suggestions on what I should do or is there anything I can do but wait and see?