Temp Spike on Day 18

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SterlingAcres, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Last night, my bator went wonky and I had a temp spike at 102.8 for at least 20 minutes before it stabilized...

    You think I still have a good chance? I'm worrying now... [​IMG]
     
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere recently that eggs could tolerate 98 - 104 and survive fine as long as the extremes weren't held for more than 12 hours. Good luck, I hope they're fine!
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    [​IMG] Thanks.

    The original thermometer in the bator had a small red circle for safe bating temps, it went from 100-105. I've never had a spike this high though and it's so close to the end, I just want something to hatch. [​IMG]
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree, as long as it didn't stay high for a lengthy period of time, you should be just fine.

    Jody
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
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  6. TheKidAndDame

    TheKidAndDame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't sweat that spike. I have gone up as high as 106 (don't know how long) but it had no ill effects on the chicks. I would probably be more worried about earlier temp spikes than ones in the later days. Happy hatching vibes being sent your way!
     

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