Incubator temp spiked yesterday to 106.... are they all dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenpiedpiper, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, cheap incubator, but it does the job, but yesterday when I came back from the Augusta Swap, it had spiked to 106.5! No idea why (tho I suspect family members who stopped in unannounced may have touched something while we were gone. Grrrr)

    The eggs are less than 1 week in the bator...... And the temp couldnt have been that high for more than a few hours. However, Do I keep cooking? I have some really nice eggs in there, I dont want to give up.

    What are thier chances?
     
  2. carriehelene

    carriehelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, definately keep cooking. I've read where people got higher spikes than that, who had a successful hatch. I got a short spike up to 113, and I'm not giving up. You shouldn't either. Hopefully, we'll both be seeing this [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, don't give up. Mine spiked up to 106, too and I thought for sure they were all gone, but I ended up have a 100% hatch!!! Don't give up! [​IMG]

    Best of luck!!!!!!!
     
  4. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    I had an 89% hatch my first time and after a big spike.
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    you should be ok I have had worse spikes and still had good hatches.

    Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It really depends on how long it was spiked up, but it doesn't sound like it was long. I for sure wouldn't give up! [​IMG]
     
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 2 thermo/hygro same brand in the same incubator. One is reading 100.4 the other is reading 99.00. [​IMG] The one that came with the incubator is reading 100.00
     
  8. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks everyone, I will keep on cookin!
     

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