Temp spike of 108 degrees on coturnix eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BooneHillbilly, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. BooneHillbilly

    BooneHillbilly Songster

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    Well I forgot to put the thermostat probe back in the incubator and had a spike of of 108 degrees. This is day before lockdown, are they dead?
     
  2. novaman

    novaman In the Brooder

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    How long was the temp spiked?
     
  3. BooneHillbilly

    BooneHillbilly Songster

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    Maybe an hour no longer than 2.. This is my second attempt at incubating quail as the person I bought them from the first time dosent know what a fertile egg is...lol
     
  4. Joey8765

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    Name-calling is not allowed on BYC. Please re-read the rules. [​IMG]
     
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  5. aprophet

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    Quote:maybe not I had a temp spike like that on one hatch and still had 11 hatch out of 30 eggs my browns and goldens are fertile I just hatched 16 out of 18 eggs set
     
  6. novaman

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    Quote:I would think you have a reasonable shot at them being ok. It takes a while after the air temp rises for the temp inside the egg to rise so if it was only an hour I wouldn't think there would be a problem. Nice thing is it won't take long for you to find out for sure. What I hate is when it spikes the first day and you've got to wait quite awhile to find out if you are SOL.
     
  7. resthavenfarms

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    You may be okay with cotournix eggs...those little dudes are pretty tough....good luck and please update.
     

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