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My incubator reached 112 degrees overnight

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rrcommander, May 1, 2008.

  1. rrcommander

    rrcommander In the Brooder

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    I have several eggs in a Little Giant incubator. when I went to bed the temp was 100 degrees when I got up six hours later the temp was 112 degrees I adjusted the temp down. When I left for work it was 102 degrees. It was the first night in the incubator. Can the eggs hatch?
     

  2. The incubator might have cooked the eggs. I would let the eggs stay in for another 4-6 days and check. If nothing is growing the eggs are no good. Sorry about your eggs.
     
  3. rrcommander

    rrcommander In the Brooder

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    Hopefully not. I did read earlier that during the first couple of days higher heat may just cause the chicks to hatch earlier.
     
  4. yes. that means like 2 or 3 degrees higher, not 12 degrees higher than normal. maybe youll get lucky and your eggs were not affected by it. i hope they hatch. good luck
     
  5. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Songster

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    112 degrees overnight [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

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    Just to let you know. My temp went to 110 over night and I still have 18 out of 40. So don't give up. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I lady from Texas told me the weather there gets to over 110 and her hens are still laying on them.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2008
  7. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Songster

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    My LG hit 112 during this hatch as well, for a whole day. My eggs are hatching, so don't fret. They were at all different stages also. Sit tight and don't fret, you'll get some chicks.
     

  8. I had the same thing happen to me today while I was at work :( I got the temp down, but I don't know.....

    Parker
     
  9. hooktontravel

    hooktontravel Chirping

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    glad to hear some eggs are hatching! Mine went to 112 overnight after a power outage when I put in some handwarmers to keep the temp up... I think they were fine until the power came back on in the middle of the night & the fan got more oxygen into the handwarmers. No idea how long it was hot but could have been 6 hours. It was 105 when I found it in the morning, so hopefully not 112 for too long. the digital thermometer w/memory said 112 so that would be the highest the air got. I'm planning to wait & candle at about 7 days and see if anything's happening. It was only the second night when this happened. :/ such an experience!
     

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