High incubator temp. Ride it out or start over?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Tim456, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Tim456

    Tim456 New Egg

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    Placed a batch of eggs in the incubator at approximately 8PM last night. When I checked the incubator this morning the temperature was up to 104! I cooled it down right away, but I have no idea how long the temp was at 104.
     
  2. Everlong

    Everlong Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say nothing probably happened to them, but its first day, so change them, not loosing much.
     
  3. Codyntx

    Codyntx Just Hatched

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    Electricity went out for about 5 hours on my last batch before I got home and crunk up the generator. Temp spiked to 103 when I powered the incubator up. Still had 70℅ hatch rate
     
  4. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not what I would consider the deadly zone,especially at that stage of developement. I'd go ahead as normal and candle them around day 10 and make the discision then.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2016
  5. Tim456

    Tim456 New Egg

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I decided to ride it out. I tried candling them today, but I just don't have the eye for candling. Did a float test on five eggs and all but one floated to the top! [​IMG]
     
  6. hy503

    hy503 New Egg

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    I did mine at day 10. It was very easy to check, the developing ones were all dark.
     

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