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New batch, temp. spike

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chik-N-Crazy, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Chik-N-Crazy

    Chik-N-Crazy In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2009
    Currie, NC
    OK, so last night I put 41 eggs in my hovubator. The temp was a little slow to come back up after opening it (I think my house is a little cooler b/c of weather lately). So I put them in at about 7:45, when I went to bed at 10:00 the temp was still only back up to about 85. When I got up at 6:00 the temp was reading 104. The digital therm. which has been reading a little higher, the mercury one that came with the bator was a little lower. Should I toss the eggs for fear that it cooked them? I opened the lid some to let the excess heat out and it cooled right down but I don't know how long they were too high! What do you guys think? [​IMG]

  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Quote:You should be fine the reading wasn't that high for a long length of time, just be patient and candle at day 7 or 10.

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