Incubator got to 104 overnight... any advice?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mattake2, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Mattake2

    Mattake2 In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2008
    Hi guys. I woke up early this morning to find that my incubator was sitting at 104 degrees. I'm guessing that it was that warm for about 6 hours or so.

    How likely is it that my eggs are cooked? I am so upset; this is my first batch & I was really looking forward to them.
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    That happened to me too just the other day - my first hatch also. I'm going to let them go and hope for the best. I noticed one egg was dried up but the others seem ok. Day 15 of 17 for button quail. Good luck with yours!
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  3. Try not to worry too much. I've had wild swings...low and high...even to 104 and I have kicking chicks in all but 3 eggs. One we accidentaly cracked early on...1 was clear. All others are good. Day 18 tomorrow!!

    I will say that temps will go up during the night due to the ambient air temp. I get up every night at least once during the night and check the temp....make adjustments, etc.
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  4. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I had my temp go up to 110. I don't know for how long anymore but it was over night, and I still had a 50% hatch. I was one mean hen that day. I was so upset my DH told me to leave the house. LOL Good luck and don't worry. Yea right.

    Is it a still air?
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