my temp went to 104 overnight on day one, will the eggs hatch?

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

  1. barnyardmom

    barnyardmom Out Of The Brooder

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    My temp went to 104 over night on day one, will my eggs hatch?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I can't say with 100% accuracy that any egg will hatch. I can tell you not to give up. Candle the eggs. Wait a few days and candle again. Look for growth and movement of the embryo. Never give up too soon. While they are fragile they do at times manage to survive under some stressful conditions.

    What incubator are you using?
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Your eggs might be okay. Candle after a few days, if there is no growth or movement, the eggs are no good. You should switch to a Brinsea octagon 10,20, or 40. The temperatures stay where you want them and dont rise or sink with the room temp. The foam incubators temperatures rise and sink with the room temperature. I never like the cheap foam incubators, although I do have a hovabator and the temperature stays pretty consitant. Good Luck
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    If they don't hatch it won't be because they went to 104 for a few hours. A chickens internal body temperature is higher than that & they survive being laid.
     

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