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I am doomed~

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sillystunt, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    I had to put the silkie eggs in the home made bator. They are due Nov 10th. So they aren't that old. Have had them in for 2 days(had them in genisis before with turner)
    Spiked to 107, then steady, then spike to 102, then steady,then gosh dang it my son unplugged the bator and it went down to 90 for like an hour... [​IMG]

    OMG, why? WHY ME? WHY?

    Are they doomed? should i just wait it out and put them back in genisis monday? [​IMG]
  2. chicksrcool

    chicksrcool Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2009
    OH NO! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Spikes are worse than cooling. You can probably pull them out and set them on the counter for an hour and they'd just be a bit slow. The heat can kill though. As long as the heat spike to 107 wasn't for too long to raise the internal egg temp, some should be able to make it.
  4. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    i am a mess with these and the other bator hatching ...............[​IMG]

    I am gonna cry [​IMG] I don't even know what to do? I guess i will candle them tonight and see if i killed them all [​IMG]
  5. Labman

    Labman New Egg

    Feb 1, 2009
    Ardrossan Alberta
    Anything less than 20-30 minutes should be okay, over that and the temp. probably caused severe internal organ damage. The 90* should not be a factor at all. Colder has to be for an extended (read 1-2hrs) before it seems to impact the embryo.
  6. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    then i am really doomed! SIGH So bummed, not having a good hatch tonight and now this!
  7. DebbieLynn

    DebbieLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2009
    East Tennessee
    Don't get too upset, I came home from work early in the hatch and my temp read 105* don't know for how long but I WAS SURE I had cooked mine. Shows you what I know (not). I just posted pics of my little ones so never think its completely hopeless! [​IMG]

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