I think I "cooked" my eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickhick, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh, I am just sick this morning! I looked at the temp in the incubator and it said about 105! I just put the eggs in last night, and I thought the temp had gotten stable, but apparently not. Are they all dead now for sure? [​IMG] It has only been 5 hours since I left them to go to bed. I'm so mad at myself because these were replacement eggs for a damaged and late batch that the non-broken ones are set in my better incubator. I was going to swap them out because these had such a better chance of hatching out well, having come in a more timely manner, but at the last minute decided just to leave the other ones in the other bator. And now I can't swap out, because then I'd probably ruin any chance of any of them hatching. [​IMG] I guess I'm hoping someone says not to be too panicked because it is only the first day, or that it was only 5 hours or something to give me hope. But I want the truth... are they all dead?
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    eh, I wouldn't stress.....you still have a chance of them making it. Since they are very early they are all fluid still, takes a while for the egg temp to get up.....
    Just candle in a few days [​IMG] Have heard of worse spikes in temp early and getting them to hatch.... [​IMG]
     
  3. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Krista, thank you for the words of comfort. It does make me feel better. [​IMG] I hope I can see something when candling, as most of these are very dark and speckledy Welsummers. Now I'm going to just sit around watching the thermometer in the incubator!
     
  4. valreegrl

    valreegrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry yet [​IMG]

    I have 3 week old chicks that was hatched at my Daughter's school. The bator hit 104 over-night early on. No idea
    how long it was that high since nobody was there to watch.

    BUT...they all hatched! Out of 18 total, 14 chicks [​IMG]

    Just go on as normal and candle at day 7 to see what is developing.
     
  5. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Real hope! Thanks!
     
  6. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    You set them last night and they spiked to 105 within the first 6 hours or so? They'll be fine! Just keep an eye on that temp to make sure it stabilizes now.
     
  7. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whew.. I got it stabilized now. It's been where it should be for all morning now. [​IMG] I keep looking every few minutes just to be sure. [​IMG]
     
  8. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry about it as long as it isn't consistently that high. In the first few daysof my eggs being in the incubator mine went up to 117 degrees (my incubator temps fluctuated alot where the incubator was but I moved it and since then the temps have been really stable). I candled my eggs thinking they were totally fried but I see lots of movement in them. Good luck
     

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