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incubator temp was at 110 degrees, all dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mjclark1, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. mjclark1

    mjclark1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I am incubating 20 eggs in my 2nd grade classroom . On Thursday, day 15, I had to get a new bulb because it wouldn't keep the heat high enough. after several hours with the new bulb, the temp still didn't get high enough so I turned the dial up on the machine.
    This morning, Friday day 16, the temp was 110 degrees.
    Will this kill the eggs?
    I've been fussing with the heat dial all day, it's still fluctuating.
    I'm wondering if I need to tell my students to not expect chicks to hatch......
    Thanks for any advice
    Monica
     
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it was that hot for any length of time then yes chances are good it was lethal... If it was only that hot for a short period of time and the eggs themselves never go that warm you might have some survivors...

    Best you can do is candle them and see if you can see movement...
     
  3. mjclark1

    mjclark1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply.
    What is considered "lenght of time"
    Many are solid or almost, will i still see movement?
     
  4. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    Can't really say, however long it takes for the eggs internal temp to exceed about 104°

    Yeah, it's a little hard to candle that late and see movement, but if you candle the air cell side and watch very closely at the inner membrane separating the chick from the air cell you can generally see some movement of the membrane if they are still alive... If not ride it out for another week and hope for the best...
     
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    mjclark1 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the movement that I"d see ?
    I've candled from the beginning and throughout and only notice the growth change inside. Many are at different stages of growth.
    About 10 are almost solid.
     
  6. mjclark1

    mjclark1 Out Of The Brooder

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    When I turn the egg while candling, the "innerds" do rotate on the less solid ones.

    Do they solidify if they are dead?
     

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