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OK I have new questions - candling questions please help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crazy4Chicks, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    when I left at 1:00 to run some errands the temps were reading 99.3 and when I got home at 3:30 the temps were reading 112 - I am only on day 3 - Did I kill my babies???? I have 5 duck eggs in there - this is my first time doing a hatch- I was so worried something like would happen.
    I have a water wiggler with the probe in it - does that mean I cooked my babies [​IMG]
    I feel sick to my stomach right now

    Julie
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2008
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Does the water wiggler read 112?
     
  3. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    well I have the aucrite with a probe and the probe end is in the water wiggler - and it was reading 112

    right now it is reading 104

    I think they maybe be goners [​IMG]


    Julie
     
  4. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Possibly, but I would not give it up yet. Wait a few more days, then candle and then you can know for sure.

    Good luck
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If the wiggler reads that high it's been high for awhile. I agree that I'd wait for a few days until you can candle before you toss them.
     
  6. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    DH wants to know if we opened up one egg - could we tell if the rest are going to be alright?
    I have 5 eggs in there and these are from my own ducks.

    Julie
     
  7. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I don't think so, not on day 3. If you were farther along you would see a heart beating, but then you could just candle and see that.
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I agree with Tazcat......I'd just wait and candle in 4 days.
     
  9. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    thank you both - when I came home and saw the temps that high I freaked out - thinking my god I cooked my babies. I was so scaried to hatch anything because of things like this.
    I will try to be positive and hope like crazy that at least one or two of them make it alright.

    again thank you so much

    Julie
     
  10. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    You are very welcome, we are all here to help each other.
     

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