I think I cooked them...help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fishinchicken, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. fishinchicken

    fishinchicken In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2010
    :hitSo I put my eggs in on Sunday and the bator had been up and running for about 3 days prior. Right at 99.5. Then as I read directions for the bator for the 3rd or 4th time I realized my Themometer was not in the right place...put a second one in and the temp was through the roof. I immediately lowered the temp but I'm afraid its too late. With the themometer on the screen temp perfect. Themometer on top of turner...too hot. I think I cooked them. There is no smell or anything. I think I should candle to see. I'm at day five tomorrow.[​IMG]
  2. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Sep 23, 2008
    near Albany, New York
    I would wait until at least day 7 and then again at 14 or so. It would have to be awfully hot for a long time to actually "cook" the inside of the egg. Be patient, they are probably fine.
  3. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

    Mar 2, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    I would wait and see. I got a really good piece of advice..... Don't let the therm on top of the eggs drive you nutts because it will. What was your temp spike?
  4. Deanner03

    Deanner03 The Cake Queen

    How high is "through the roof?"

    Let them sit for a few days, and see what happens...you never know.
  5. michelle43

    michelle43 In the Brooder

    Jan 27, 2011
    i would at least wait until day 8 to candle and longer if they are dark colored eggs. You'd be surprised how strong young chicken embryo's are...hang in there and try to keep the temps stable and see what happens.
  6. fishinchicken

    fishinchicken In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2010
    It was like 110...i'm not 100% sure. I freaked out and opened the bator and immediately lowered the temp. I have cried and cried. This is my first time and I know it won't go perfect but still. I hate thinking I killed them!
  7. piccolini

    piccolini Songster

    Mar 15, 2009
    Camino, CA
    If you candle now, with a bright enough light, you should be able to tell if they are ok. I candled mine on day 3 and was able to see their hearts actually beating. Don't give up on them! [​IMG]

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