how hot does an bator have to go to cooks the eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Charlotte, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    My bator I made went up 38.8 this morning did it cook them?[​IMG]
     
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    In Fahrenheit I run mine about 100.7 and when it went up to 102 none of my eggs hatched so I would say that 2 degrees cooked them. I have had them to drop to 98 and still be good to go but it took a bit longer. Hotter will definitely kill them but I would say it depends on your set up, too.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    102 wont do it. It takes 103 inside the egg for an extended period of time. So that would take air temp of 103 or 104 for hours or 120 for minutes.
     

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