spike of 104 :( ~ Set on Monday 2.6.12 Who'd like to join me??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fly Be Free, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bator spiked to 104. I'm going to go long and guess it was like that for a couple of hours.

    Have I lost my eggs??
     
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  2. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Don't give up. Most likely they'll be fine. It happens to all of us.
     
  3. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I have a LG and it is SO sensitive. I even marked the knob and space in front of it to keep it lined up and it's all over the map all of a sudden.

    The eggs have been in the bator since Monday. So, they've been in about 4 days.
     
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
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    I've got some on day 5. You should be able to check them this Saturday or Sunday and see if any are moving. Let me know how it goes. I had a bator like yours and finally deceided to get a different one that is pre-set. Those are hard to keep constant but it will get easier as you get to know the machine.
     
  5. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thus far (on day 11) I have had 2 temperature spikes. And I candled a day after each incident and they are all continuing to develop. So don;t loose hope! :)
     
  6. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three of my bantams are developing veins. One is a bit older than the other two and is really coming along.

    I plan to candle this Sunday. :) I'm so excited!!!!

    Here is a pic of the bantam that I candled just the other day for the heck of it.

    I was SHOCKED!
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  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I would think you are fine. Think of all the days in the 100 degree range for temperatures in the summer!
     
  8. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using a still-air LG. Mine got up higher than 104. It's now day 20 and I have a hatched chick and like 10 pips. Don't give up! :)
     
  9. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys!! *whew* I was worried. I did lift the lid to bring it down 2 degrees slowly. Then I re set the temp and now I'm at 99. It has NEVER been at 99 LOL I appreciate ya'lls support!
     
  10. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try not to worry too much. (I'm such a hypocrite for saying that.) =P I just got my second chick! :D
    My incubator (sometime last week or so) spiked to 104. I tried to cool it down and TURNED THE DIAL THE WRONG WAY! It got to 115 or so. I cooled it down (really this time) but I turned it down too much. I had to get up during the night several times to keep turning it up. I was FREAKING OUT! But obviously, they survived it. :)

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