Ooopss.... darn it!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MissD'uccle, May 23, 2010.

  1. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Ok ok someone PLEASE tell me i'm gonna be ok! [​IMG] I put my eggies in the bator yesterday evening and when I went to check on them this morning (around 10) the lid was cracked and the probe thermometer said 101.5! [​IMG]

    I immediately adjusted it back to its 99.5 and put the lid on correctly. I'm trying to tell myself they're fine, but now I'm not sure. Grrrr.....
    It is a forced air, Brinsea pro octogon 20, humidity stayed in the ball park.

    Positive (or negative, I guess I'll have to accept it eventually) reinforcement anyone?? [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    All you can do is candle at day 8 and see if you have development.

    Good luck.
     
  3. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet they're fine. This early in the game they're pretty forgiving.
     
  4. speakup4kids

    speakup4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm, 101.5 really isn't high. It's a little on the higher end for a forced air incubator but not anything I would even lose sleep over. I know people who successfully incubate at 100-101 on purpose and they have pretty high hatch rates. Not to mention it wasn't for a very long period at all. Don't worry, I'm sure your little eggies are fine. [​IMG]

    Heidi
     
  5. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Thanks all! Yes i knew it wasn't too terribly high but i also know temperature is very important [​IMG] either way i feel much better now!
     

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