Incubator got too hot last night

rtrodr90

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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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HayDiddlesHens

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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.
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!
 

rtrodr90

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

JaeG

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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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