Incubator got too hot last night

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rtrodr90, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. rtrodr90

    rtrodr90 Chirping

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    The incubator temp was perfect before I went to bed last night. I woke up this morning and it was 102. I’m not sure if my egg made it. The orange looks so much bigger now.

    Can someone tell me if they think my egg is still viable?
     

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  2. HayDiddlesHens

    HayDiddlesHens In the Brooder

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    What kind of incubator do you have and what day are those eggs on?
     
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  3. HayDiddlesHens

    HayDiddlesHens In the Brooder

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    My still air is set to 102 and it works like a charm.
     
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  4. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    I think they'll be fine. It takes a long time for the core temperature of the egg to heat up enough to kill the embryo, and I don't think 102 is hot enough to do that anyway. Good luck!
     
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  5. HayDiddlesHens

    HayDiddlesHens In the Brooder

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    I absolutely agree. Some people recommend it be set to 102 for certain incubators like large still airs. It shouldn't die that quickly unless something is genetically wrong with the egg, and that sometimes happens.
     
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  6. rtrodr90

    rtrodr90 Chirping

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    Oh it does? What is the danger zone? Im a first time egg owner. ☺️
     
  7. rtrodr90

    rtrodr90 Chirping

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    It is a homemade incubator.
     

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    104F and above
     
  9. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    If it's a brief spike then there's nothing to worry about. I've had temperature spikes of 106 with my quail eggs but never lost any to it. It's if the incubator sits at that temperature long enough that the internal temperature of the egg reaches the same temperature as the surrounding air that you will run into problems.
     
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