oops... sweating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SkylightMT, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. SkylightMT

    SkylightMT Hatching

    Mar 8, 2016
    I just got some eggs and didn't realize how cold they were. When I checked them about 15 minutes after putting them into the incubator they had sweat on them. I took them back out and let them air dry for 3 hours. They are small eggs so I thought 3 hours was long enough to get them to room temperature, but I was wrong. I put them back in after three hours, and they started sweating after a minute or two. I took them back out, and waited 3 more hours, and now they are in the incubator and not sweating.

    Have I already ruined them? Does sweating for a short while do the same amount of damage as if I had just left them in there the whole time?

  2. JetCat

    JetCat Songster

    Oct 26, 2015
    Southeast Alabama
    just leave them in the incubator, they'll get to temp and dry off shortly, the sweating won't harm them at all.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2016

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