Incubator tems......... ugh

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crj, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey There,

    Ok, incubator whoas......... I have duck eggs in my incubator. The temps have been good until I found the temps at 106. I don't think it was for very long and I brought the temps down right away. It happened again and this time I don't know for how long. I'm guessing this is caused by the water getting low. I will have to keep a better eye on that. I'm hoping nothing will happen but is there an amount of time say 8 hours of 106 where the eggs are no good for hatching anymore? I'm just tossing out a hourly number I couldn't tell you if mine were hot for that long. This is only day 4. Obviously I have to check the water every 2 days. That's a big duhhhhh on my part.
     
  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They still should be okay give them until day 10 and candle them......... what kind of ducks are you going to hatch?
     
  3. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Had mine spike on some of the batch that is in there right now to 107 while I was gone for 4 hours one night. All of the eggs are still growing along fine. I had 6 I thought it killed but checked them last night and they are furthur along than they were on day 10 candle! There is hope.[​IMG]
     
  4. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I'm sure they will be fine. I'm hatching Indian Runner ducks that are fawn and white. I've never candled before so I guess that will be yet another project for me to create.
     
  5. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Best thing I ever found for candling that is fairly affordable or most people have them in their house already is a spotlight. The one I have is a 1 million candlepower. Cut a piece of thick cardboard to cover the whole round part of the light and then a small hole in the center for the egg to sit on. I can see through anything with that light!
     
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