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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fur-mum, Mar 7, 2017.
My incubator went on the fritz and the temp got to 117F! Are my babies cooked?
If it stayed at that temp a good while-----probably-----but I would monitor them for a few days before throwing them out----did you get the incubtoator fixed? What went wrong with it? Is it a factory incubator or home-made?
Factory incubator but it was borrowed. Temp was good for the first week, but yesterday it started fluctuating a little bit. Then today it got way hot. I have no idea what happened. Unfortunately it went nuts while I was at work. I hope they're not ALL goners.
How did you get the temp back down?
Took the lid off and let it cool. Then adjusted the thermostat. Was that bad?
I don't know...
I have never used a bator..
I was just curious....trying to read and soak up as much as possible..that's all.
Sorry..I didn't mean to scare you.
When it started fluctuating did you readjust? How much was the temp Fluctuating?
It's ok. This is my first set of hatching eggs and I'm so worried that nobody will survive the learning curve.
So I know... what's the normal incubation temp range for chicken eggs? I've read 99.5 for a circulated air and 101 for still air incubators as the "best" temp. Does anyone have any luck with higher or lower temps than that?
It had been steady at 102 for days but then Monday I came home and it was 105. So we adjusted it. It was stable for hours. But I guess it wasn't set right. Idk.