Incubator spiked to 104.8

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by msitework, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. msitework

    msitework Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 40 guinea eggs & 60 qual eggs in the incubator and the ac in my house went out today, when I got home the temp was at 104.8. I opened the top to cool it down, is it to late. There close to hatching, is this going to kill them?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If the highest temp is 104.8 you should be fine. Candle them in a few days and look for movement.
     
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as long as it was not high to long they should be ok i had some of mine do that and some hatched
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I'd have worried too, but the more you think about it 104 is miserably hot, however it's not like its hot enough to really cook anything, so I thnk they'll be fine too though I agree if that was me i'd be like OMG did i just kill them all!?!?!
     
  5. mudderhen

    mudderhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bator did that, too. It is sitting on the kitchen table, and even though the house temp. stays about 74 degrees, I found mine like that when the afternoon sun was shining on the bator. I have babies coming out my ears today, (i'm definitely not complaining), so I would guess that they would be okay.... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Happy hatching!
     
  6. DragunzGirl

    DragunzGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my bator has went to 99 and up to 101 i keep trying to keep temp at 100 but its kinda hard here. I always candle them and i have been seeing movement in 9 eggs out of 12 so im just keeping a eye on mine.
     
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I know someone lost nearly a whole hatch to a spike like that but I don't know how long it reached 104F. All you can do is candle in a few days and try to watch the temp closer. I found despite the fact I keep my house set on a constant 78F I have to open my incubator around 4-5pm in the summer to vent the heat or it will pass 103.
     

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