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TEMP SPIKE!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by magikchick, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Got home from work and went to check the bator, temp was 104! I got it down to 99 and holding now. Sure hope the eggs are alright. I have no idea how long they have been at that temp.[​IMG]
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes the temp spikes about half-way through incubation b/c the chickies are producing their own heat. Mine has gotten close to that (103.7) before and everyone was ok. Crossing my fingers for you...[​IMG]
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I wouldn't panic too much. I have had spikes of 106 before and still had a decent hatch [​IMG] [​IMG] Good Luck! I'm pulling for you.
     
  4. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I just set these eggs yesterday bantam cochins, frizzles and silkies. Been thinking I might get a gensis 1588 and this is making me lean more towards that idea.
     
  5. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    What bator do you have now ? I have a LG with fan and have had very little flucuation for 12 days. I have been surprised at how well it is staying .
     
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't be too concerned. My homemade bator temps swing between 95 and 104 degrees according to the thermometer. But the temp inside my "fake egg"...a small baggie filled 1/2 way with water...stays between 99 and 101. Chicks hatch just fine.

    I once had a temp spike to 107 for several hours and everyone came out just fine. I was a wreck for many days before they hatched...but they were fine.
     
  7. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Quote:I have a home made bator. I've hatched in it before with good results.
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I think they will be fine !! 104 isent that bad, could of been worse !!

    Hope you have a great hatch [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree they should be fine my first ever hatching mine spiked to 104 for few hours and they were all fine. Good Luck!![​IMG]
     
  10. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey KellyHM, how much are your RIR eggs? Just wondering.[​IMG]
     

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