Hot Incubator Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bantam Girl, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Bantam Girl

    Bantam Girl Just Hatched

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    I need help!
     
  2. Bantam Girl

    Bantam Girl Just Hatched

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    My incubated has been at 99.1 degrees farenheight for 12 day and th thermometer reads 101 degrees. I had a small amount of water to it yesterday and it has read 110 degrees for a day are the chicks dead what should I do?
     
  3. gpop1

    gpop1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it was 110 degrees in the incubator proven with a separate temperature probe then the eggs are done. About 106-107 internal temp that's about 1hr at 110 and the eggs would have been terminal.

    Most temp probes will not be affected by additional humidity so adding water should not have made the temperature climb that high especially for 24hours. What kind of temperature controller are you using and what are you using to read the temperature?
     
  4. Bantam Girl

    Bantam Girl Just Hatched

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    I'm using the digital still air little giant incubator 9300, I had two thermometers read 110 I got it back to 100 degrees this morning, but still not sure if the eggs are done...
     
  5. gpop1

    gpop1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you have nothing else to incubate then wait a few days and candle. If you have eggs to incubate then I would first try to work out what caused the temperature to spike. I would even try to make it spike again while I still had the old eggs in there. Once you have a idea why it happened I would start a new batch.
     
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    I would think 110 internal temperature would be almost instantly terminal . I would candle now your egg development is far enough along to know if any survived the high heat . Now for my questions . How did you get it back to 100 degrees. Was or is the incubator close to or in direct sunlight or close to a heat source ? Is the incubator new ? If so can it be returned ? Did you calibrate the thermometers ? If in a constant stable environment (that is a constant 68 to 70 degrees) then your digital controller malfunctioned and will do it again . The room temperature would have to raise at least twenty degrees to cause that high of temperature spike. Or bright sunlight through a window would cause such a spike. I would not load new eggs until I knew what the problem is for sure . Still air incubators should be set at 101 to 102 so 101.5 temperature and should be read at egg top
     
  7. Bantam Girl

    Bantam Girl Just Hatched

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    It's sitting in a closet with no heaters or direct sunlight, th only thing u changed was I added 1/4 a cup of water the other night and I woke up to 110 degree temp. I turned down the temp and then I left a small crack in the lid to air it out and it dropped a day later. Chicks haven't been moving but I still see the Schlick and blood vessels and air sac looks fine are they alive.
     
  8. Bantam Girl

    Bantam Girl Just Hatched

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    I added water to my incubator which is in a dark closer and the next day it jumped to 110 degrees I cracked the lid just a little and then it went back to a stable 101 degree. The chicks aren't moving but everything looks normal on the inside...
     
  9. At twelve days you should see plenty of movement from the chicks . But like I said if in fact it was at 110degrees for more than a short time . Well they may be dead . But candling should show that sometimes it takes a minute or so to see them move .Click on this link and watch the movement of the chick if you can u this video is looking in the bottom of the egg . I don't remember the exact day . You should be seeing movement similar to this You can keep the eggs out for a few minutes . So spend a couple of minutes looking at each one just to make sure. It is normal for still air incubators to spike after the top is taken off . Most of the time only by a few degrees . cracking the lid was a very smart thing to do . and if this hatch is lost you'll do better next time .
     
  10. Bantam Girl

    Bantam Girl Just Hatched

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    Thanks I will check and watch that video! Hopefully they are okay! I'll get back to u
     

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