How bad is 102.3 at lock down?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by GBov, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Went into lock down last night and just noticed that my bator is no longer at 100.8 like it was every other day, its now at 102.3!

    Am gently trying to get it down but how much damage do you think has been done? Have I cooked them 8 weeks early?
     
  2. Bigdtc

    Bigdtc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your humidity was good then you might be O.K.. I'm sure there is someone here better experienced then me but I would get them under 100 deg.(@99.5) and keep your humidity around 60% and hope for the best.. Best wishes.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Between 99.5 to 100.0 is best for incubation. However if the temp rose higher than this for only a short period of time than it shouldn't be a problem. It is the long term improper temps that do the most damage.

    Good luck!
     
  4. SouthDakotaBrood

    SouthDakotaBrood New Egg

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    I've had mine jump up to 104 before and I've freaked out. But I've still had good hatch rates. Keep an eye on it and alter it as necessary, but a few hours at 102 shouldn't hurt anything.
     
  5. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two hatched today. Ten more eggs to go so fingers crossed more arrive!
     

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