Hi Newby here.... needs helllllllllllllllp

roxyq

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 18, 2013
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hi all...
need some help... well kinda a lot of help.
I am on my very first batch of bantam chick,,, I had 4 beige & 4 blue, all were doing very well.. well up until last night..
We had a temp spike of 120 just after id put them into lockdown.... im soooo gutted!
The temp spike lasted around an hour before i checked it,,,, I have candled them today... I know i should'nt have done so really but I had to. I can only see movement in 2 eggs.......is it time to cry?
roxy
 

redsoxs

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 17, 2011
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North Central Kansas
Greetings from Kansas, roxq, and
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! Pleased you joined us! I'm a novice incubator/hatcher so I'm not the one to ask. Post in the link below for some expert advice! Hope they are all okay!

https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 26, 2009
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your heat spike was only an hour or so(?) some may survive, how far along are the eggs/ I wouldn't toss any yet unless you see signs(leaking) or smells(horrible) from any of the eggs. You really have to be vigilant that it doesn't happen again. I believe some people up an alarm to warn of too hot or too cold temp. range. That's only useful if someone is around to hear it.
 

roxyq

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 18, 2013
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hiya,
The spike was on day 18 just as they were put into lock down..... Im kinda afraid they been nooked...
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as only 2 were moving on day 19. I wouldnt normally check them but my nerves gor the better of me.

any hints r welcomed.

r
 

roxyq

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 18, 2013
8
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7
hey Redsox & Mk farms.... and everyone else for that matter... thanks for the warm welcome..
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IrishAcreFarm

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 18, 2013
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It is nervewracking I know! The best you can do is continue your lockdown as normal, I would not open it again to look at them sgain. Chances are you will have some who survived it! I also had a pretty high spike during an overnight on a lockdown, and all of them survived. I hope you get lucky as well!! Let us know how it goes!
 

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