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Incubator temp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jayforget, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. jayforget

    jayforget New Egg

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    On the second day of incubation, I was gone from the house and asked my wife to turn eggs and check on temperature. this was about 2 in the afternoon. She was not paying attention and accidentally turned the temp up instead of down and when I got home at 7 the temp gauge read 113. I freaked out and opened the incubator took the eggs out and dunked them in some cool water not cold but cool to bring there core temp down.(saw it online) My question is, where the eggs killed or is there any hope that they will be fine. I am a first timer and have a lot to learn.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    http://brinsea.com/customerservice/poweroff.html has a good summary of temperature effects on hatching eggs. Unfortunately eggs seem to be really susceptible to heat injury the first couple of days, if they were at 113* for 4-5 hours It doesn't sound like anything will hatch. Just in case you get lucky, I would keep incubating the eggs, and candle them at a week or so if possible before tossing them... if they are home grown eggs and easily replaceable I would probably just toss those and start a new set.
     
  3. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only way to be absolutely sure is to candle at day 7... Many of us have temp fluxuations (sp) at some point...On my second day we lost power, when it finally came back on I set the incubator up and stayed up to make sure it was up to temp and then went to bed...Woke up some 8 hours later and the temp was 104+ ...I knew enough from reading here to not freak out, I lowered the temp,,,, candled a few last night and the veining is present in the ones I candled.. I'm just heading into day 5 and will candle all 41 Wednesday

    Don't give up yet, sometimes these little eggs are quite resilient
     

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