INCUBATOR HELP!!! TEMPERATURE!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by qnzchoe7, May 9, 2008.

  1. qnzchoe7

    qnzchoe7 Out Of The Brooder

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    O my gosh! I put the temperature to 99.5 degrees. After an hour, the temperature went up to 112 degrees! Do you think this chick is dead? then today it was about 96 degrees. I opened it and I saw a white hole or circle in the middle of the egg. What happened?



    EDIT* it was the first day yesterday. And it was the first 1 hour of the incubating time. I opened/cracked the egg just like 30 minutes ago and I see a hole looking circle inside it. Does that mean it's starting to develop?



    I do not mean if it is fertile or infertile. I mean do I have a change. Chance? It went up to 112 DEGREES.
     
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How far along in your hatch? A hole in the shell usually means a pip and a chick is alive in there and about ready to come out and meet you.
     
  3. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww lol hope it's a pip for you!

    Well I guess if you opened it it's a gonner now.
     
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  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    do you mean a bullseye? it means the egg is/was fertile. I had two spikes myself and one temp drop.Dont give up let them have a week and candle them. I still made a 50% hatch rate.

    edit oh and try to get the temp to 101-102F without fan and 99.5F -100f if you have a fan in the bator. and keep the humidity around 45-50%
     
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  5. chickenfeed

    chickenfeed Out Of The Brooder

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    If it was a white circle in the yolk, then it is a fertilized egg. [​IMG]
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It means it was a fertile egg. You have to incubate at 100 degrees for 24 - 36 hours to actually see the embryo begin to develop.
     
  7. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then 21 days for it to become a chick and hatch.
    You know you have fertilised eggs now.
    Good luck!
     
  8. qnzchoe7

    qnzchoe7 Out Of The Brooder

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    guys what i mean is does this egg have hope? it went up to 112 degrees!
     
  9. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say "this egg" I think you mean "one egg" and you already said you opened it.
    I assume you have more? and they will be fine. it was a short spike in temp....so I would go ahead with the incubation and see what happens.
    Maybe some one else will not agree?
    Mine had a spike yesterday to 121 for 10 minutes I'm still hoping they will hatch in a week from now.
    Good luck to you and me lol
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you opened the egg - no, it won't grow a chick.
     

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