Please share your victim to temp spike stories!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fowllover, May 25, 2012.

  1. fowllover

    fowllover Chirping

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    I am one of those victims as of last night. I thought it would be great to hear others stories and outcome. Possibly I can find a little glimmer of hope thru it all? [​IMG]

    My story:

    I set 40 silkie eggs Monday night. Everything looked great. I had prepped the incubator ahead of time and we were on our way. I woke up this Morning (almost day 4) and the temps were 108!!! I am just sick.[​IMG] At this point I am unsure if it only being day 4 helps or hurts me as well.
     
  2. sumi

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    We incubated eggs with a faulty thermometer. Found that out much too late. The temperature in the incubator was way too high in some spots - we actually cooked some of the eggs. BUT we did manage to hatch 7 chicks...
     
  3. fowllover

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    Yikes! How many did you start out with?
     
  4. shardean

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    I wouldn't give up! Do you have any idea how long the temp was that high? The highest mine has got to was 105...and they were OK..Good luck!
     
  5. sumi

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    We had a fairly large incubator and it took 56 eggs. We did it with a friend who went a bit crazy and insisted we fill it up. It's a miracle we hatched any! It was just very badly designed... 3 Bulbs to provide heat, no fan... Add a faulty thermometer and you get a flop!
    Second time round we used 2 bulbs and a PC fan and a very good quality thermometer. Had much better results.
     
  6. fowllover

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    Thank you! I dont. When I went to bed at 1000pm it was ok and the next time I checked it was 830am time frame. Time will tell I suppose. [​IMG]
     
  7. sumi

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    Are you going to candle the eggs? Let us know how it goes! [​IMG]
     
  8. fowllover

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    Yes! Day 7 is Monday and it is killing me! [​IMG] I will post the results and thank you!
     
  9. sumi

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    I really hope they're o.k!
     
  10. akashia26

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    i got a batch up to 106 for don't know how long. out of those 17 in a staggered hatch. 1 was infertal, and four quit at different stages. 2 of those before the spike. the other 2 could have been victims. i have 5 fuzzys now. lost one after hatch. and waiting on the other 6. so don't lose hope.
     

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