Help! inubator tempreture was 111!

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

  1. Mrs.brown

    Mrs.brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I got home today the incubator temperature was 111! my thermometer says the highest when I was away was 117! My eggs were going in to lockdown tomorrow![​IMG] Should I throw them away?
     
  2. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs.brown :

    When I got home today the incubator temperature was 111! my thermometer says the highest when I was away was 117! My eggs were going in to lockdown tomorrow![​IMG] Should I throw them away?

    Since i'm so new at this chicken "thing" i dont know for sure, but what if you candle them and see if you've got movement before making an snap decissions?​
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Since they are close to hatching, don't toss them yet.

    I know this doesn't help much, but my old thermostat in my incubator got hung up at 117 degrees and they all were cooked. But, they were at ~10 days incubation.
     
  4. pinkado

    pinkado Out Of The Brooder

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    i wouldnt throw them away, they might be ok, just watch and wait, candle them, listen to them, they might still be ok,
     
  5. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Just lock them down. I'm sure you'll be very surprised and have chicks, but you'll also be really upset when you realize you almost threw them out.

    I was thinking 108 was my highest spike, but looking back it was 118. Moust have been all night and I still had a great hatch.

    Lockdown, breath, sit on hands, wait! And they can be days late too, so if you see nothing until day 25, don't be surprised about that either.
     
  6. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Oh and I have rarely seen movement later into the incubation. I do sometimes, but I thought I had lost a bunch on thursday and all but 3 eggs hatched, so I have a full brooder. Never think it's not going to hatch. So many people have tossed eggs or broken them open only to find they would have been fine.
     
  7. Mrs.brown

    Mrs.brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was about to candle tonight. If temperatures are high won't they usually hatch early? I'll keep all of you updated.
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    They have to be at an eleveated temp for several days or throughout the incubation to hatch early. When you candle, you probably won't see any movement this close to the hatch. They simply don't have a lot of wiggle room.
     
  9. Mrs.brown

    Mrs.brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should I throw the eggs that have no veins?
     
  10. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Mrs.brown :

    should I throw the eggs that have no veins?

    No. You don't always see the veins. They don't always hatch early, but they can, but that's because they were going to any way.
    If you smell something rotten? Yeah, toss it. LOL​
     

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