Temp read 104, did I cook them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkies4penny, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. silkies4penny

    silkies4penny Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know how long it was for but when I came home today, my record high on my digital was 104. this is in a still air Hovabator, and happened on day 13 of incubation.
     
  2. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it was for less than 30 minuets probably not.i read in a book a still air danger zone is 107 (the temp that kills them) and 103 is the danger zone for a forced air. in still air i think the recommended temp is 102. i would keep incubating anyways...
     
  3. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't think so. I had a temp of 107 for about 4 hours on day 2 and now (going on day 5) over half of my eggs have nice veins and are growing very well.
    My temp also gets to 104 quite frequently (just had to open the lid about 5 minutes ago as that was the temp at the top of the eggs).
     
  4. milakegrl

    milakegrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using a very accurate infrared heat gun so, my temperatures of the eggs are correct and most are doing just fine. I read somewhere on here where someone had theirs spike to 115 and had hatches [​IMG].
     
  6. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went through the very same thing only mine read 106 !! Not sure how long it went that way ! But my little wigglers are still doing fine and due on Jan. 28th

     
  7. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay [​IMG], please post pics when they hatch [​IMG].

     
  8. milakegrl

    milakegrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember placement of the actual bulb of the thermometer is a HUGE factor in reading temp in still air bators.
    Ignore the heading! Good info on temp layering!

    http://cmfarm.us/stillair.html
     
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  9. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    Eggs in still air incubators can withstand higher temperatures then if they they were in a forced air one [​IMG] I don't really know why, but I see it as a good thing because your eggs wont cook even if the temps like 106, and still air models are usualy the type to not keep a steady temp, so if you thnk about it........still air bator kinda solves their own problem lol. Good luck with your hatch [​IMG]
     

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