New batch, temp. spike

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

  1. Chik-N-Crazy

    Chik-N-Crazy Out Of 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. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, first.. [​IMG] ! Someone on here had a temp spike of 107 early on in incubation and I think some hatched. Me, personally have had spikes of 104-106 and still had a good hatch. I wouldn't throw any away. Candle the eggs at day 7 and you will know. The temp inside the egg may not have reached that high and it was probably for a short period of time..

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    Not a problem-it shouldn't affect your hatch rate at all.
  4. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Alamance, NC
    Welcome fellow NC'er! I wouldn't worry bout the spike that early in the setting. As someone else already said, the internal egg temp probably didn't make it to that temp and you will probly be ok.

    Candle at day 7, and you will know for sure.

    Good luck!
  5. Chik-N-Crazy

    Chik-N-Crazy Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 4, 2009
    Currie, NC
    Thanks to you guys for answering so quickly! I am going to just leave it be for now. I'll let you know how it goes! [​IMG]

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