temp spike will they be ok?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by greenthumb89, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is my first time hatching i am using an LG still air without a turner and the temp spiked to 104...no idea how long but when i went to turn them at 9 it was at 104 so it could have been there since 1 this afternoon...i know that this is probably going to harm the hatch but by how much? anyone know? this is my first hatch i got 22 eggs in there and im only hoping for 4ish chicks...at the most
     
  2. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    They could still be alive, wait it out.
    Do you candle?

    My last hatch I had temperature spikes, and turning problems and got 90% hatch rate, just make sure it doesn't happen again during incubation.

    LG= Little Giant?

    I used to have a Little Giant and it always spiked and never got good hatches, you might as well upgrade to a hova-bator there the best [​IMG]

    What kind of eggs you got in there?
     
  3. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think it will hurt a thing, why are you only expecting 4 chicks?
     
  4. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually temp spikes like you are talking about dont effect the hatch that much. I would not worry. However spikes greater and longer, should be of concern. Just keep an eye on the temps and try to correct it when they start. [​IMG]
     
  5. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had a temp spike of 110 and some hatched i dont think it hurt yours
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I can see this driving you crazy until you are at day 21! I have a feeling you MAY end up with more then 4! I sure hope things are ok...104 isn't TO bad! I think they will be ok. [​IMG]
     
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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  8. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

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    I just hached 6 out of 7 in the last 24hr's. The temp's spiked to 105 for maybe 4 hour's on day 18 when I moved them to the hatcher. Boy was I happy to see chick's. I just checked the last egg and I saw movement so maybe that one will hatch too. Good luck but why only 4? Soon as you see them you will be addicted. Trust me.
     
  9. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get 104 temp spikes in my LG still air all the time, it does not affect my hatch rate. I usually just lift the lid to the bator for a few minutes and then go on my way. You'll be okay.

    -Kim
     
  10. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:because this is my first hatch and they were shipped
     

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