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temp problems

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by raymondjames, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My incubator with chicken eggs (5-7 days old, depends on egg) for a brief period of time (5-7 minutes or so?) reached 115~ Farenheit. it dropped quickly to about 100~ as it was supposed do. are they dead? this is my first hatch so.. dont go superchicken on me [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
  2. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In all honesty 115F is not good but they may have survived. It really depends if the temperature was elevated for a long period and raised the internal temperature of the egg. Do you know why it spiked or was it the maximum temperature after closing the lid?

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  3. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well my incubator is a cardboard box [​IMG] and basically i put a bath towel on it when the temp gets too low. right now its at a PERFECT score 100 F. apparently when i left the towel there and came back temp is fine. 6 minutes later BAM 115. maybe only a few minutes id say. dont think that would be enough to heat up the insides. eggs got tough shells. YAH! [​IMG]
     

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