Temp spike. HELP!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Billyj, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Billyj

    Billyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just checked on my eggs and saw that my temp was at 102*. I am on day 17 with 11 eggs. I don't know how long it has been that temp. What do I do??? I opened the top and let some of the heat out, and now am watching it (the temp) like a hawk. Is there anything else I can do??? Not good at candeling but I did see mevement in about 4 of them. I am freaking out right now!!!HHHHHEEEEELLLLPPPPP
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You are ok. 102 is no big deal especially toward the end of a hatch. Get it back down and wait for them to hatch.
     
  3. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

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    102 will be fine [​IMG] dont worry like debiraymond said. IF I remember right anything above 103, you should worry.
     
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  4. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Firstly... Take a deep Breath!!!!.. Glass of Wine.. Stiff Drink...

    Secondly.. 102.. is within the safe hatching range... WORRY if it gets to 104. Most people don't notice that eggs start to give off their own heat close to hatching.. all they see are pips, zips, and fuzzy butts.. but yes it can happen. I don't know what type of incubator you have, but you might have to open a vent. Keep an eye on the temps, but don't be overly concerned with 102.

    Also check your water.. Depending on the type of bator, I have noticed that some of them will have rise in the temps when they are out of water.
     
  5. MrsPinkKitty

    MrsPinkKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you do not have a fan in your bator 102 is ideal.I am on my sixth hatch and i keep my first two hatches at 99.5 100 and all the chicks were two to three days late. After some research i found that 102 was ideal if you are cheep like me and dont have a fan .My hatches after i switched the temp have been awsome .They are on time if not early and no quiters.102 is the temp for me when hatching with a non-circulated incubator
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    More depends upon what type of incubator you are using and what the humidity is doing.

    I don't know what you are using, but a temp spike of 102F is not a huge worry. Happy hatching! [​IMG]
     
  7. Billyj

    Billyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I have a hovabator something (Got it from my school) The temp is back down to 99.1 and humidity is 60%. I think I will take you up on that stiff drink idea. I am so worried b/c I lost all (36) of my babies last year to something and I am starting over. Just don't want to go through that again. Hatch is on Friday. Lockdown tomorrow. Too close to the end now. Ok I will quit rambling. I am ok (I think).
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:At the end and the beginning of a hatch, even 103 if caught before an hour is not going to harm them. EXTREME temp hikes like 105 and over will harm them.
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Does it have a fan?
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Does it have a fan?

    I always forget about asking these questions (I have the Brinsea one). Good catch!!!
     

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