Incubator issues

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ivy061, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Ivy061

    Ivy061 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well,. I decided I would finally try incubating my own eggs . I ordered a dozen from Crazy K Farms and added in about five of my own.
    It's been four days and everythings been going smoothly until just now. I walked into my room to find that the temp on my bator was at 110. [​IMG]
    I checked it about 2 hours ago and it was at a pleasant 100 degrees.

    So, what I was wondering was if there is even a slim chance of the growing fetuses surviving. I don't even know if it's worth continuing as what I've heard is that temps above 104 can instantly kill any growing eggs.

    I have no clue what caused such a drastic leap in temps but I did successfully lower it back down to 100. Any advice?
     
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends how long it was up for. Hopefully they will be ok, candle in a few days. [​IMG]
     
  3. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't give up.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:X2, Keep the faith... One of my incubators went down to 93 the one day because of a power outage. When the power came back on the incubator went up to 115. Another time on our coldest night We lost power, I was 2 weeks into incubation. The temp in the incubator was 78 degrees when I discovered it. I put the incubator on a battery pack with an inverter and brought the temp back up. I was really worried but I still had good hatches.
     

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