Highest and Lowest?!?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kizza07, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. kizza07

    kizza07 In the Brooder

    Dec 28, 2007
    Hey guys,
    I have some questions for you.
    What is the highest temperature that 4 day old eggs in a bator can stand?
    What is the coldest temperature that 4 day old eggs in a bator can stand?

    Any help is greatly appreciated, I'm just so worried as I dont know and my temps have been up and down lately!
    Im scared that I have killed them...

    Please someone answer this soon!

    Thanks again
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    That is kind of hard to say it depends on how long they were at the high and low temperature. You are better off with a lower temp than one to high. I would say anything over 105 for very long will be very damaging to your eggs. Remember the mama will get off the eggs for as long as 10-15 minutes almost everyday so the eggs do get cool from time to time. They should be kept from getting to hot. She will always have a maximum level of heat but cooling is normal. I hope I have helped. I always try to relate my issues with how a mama chicken would do it.

    Temperature fluctuations are not uncommon. Try to err on the side of cool if you are having to adjust your incubator. If you continue to have wild swings and are not changing the temperature, you may need a more stable location to place the incubator or it may be the wafer thermostat.

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