incubator too hot

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fur-mum, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. fur-mum

    fur-mum Just Hatched

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    My incubator went on the fritz and the temp got to 117F! Are my babies cooked? [​IMG]
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    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?
     
  3. fur-mum

    fur-mum Just Hatched

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  4. KikisGirls

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    How did you get the temp back down?
     
  5. fur-mum

    fur-mum Just Hatched

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    Took the lid off and let it cool. Then adjusted the thermostat. Was that bad?
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    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.
     
  7. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    When it started fluctuating did you readjust? How much was the temp Fluctuating?
     
  8. fur-mum

    fur-mum Just Hatched

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    It's ok. This is my first set of hatching eggs and I'm so worried that nobody will survive the learning curve. [​IMG]
     
  9. fur-mum

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    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?
     
  10. fur-mum

    fur-mum Just Hatched

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    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.
     

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