Temp spiked to 103 on day 1 of incubation...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dylon, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Dylon

    Dylon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how long it was like that. Is it too late? Should I throw them out? I don't really have any thing left to lose by leaving them in. Think they are still viable?
     
  2. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Leave them in! They still very well may hatch! I have had early temp spikes and the eggs remained unharmed. Candle after seven days.
     
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  3. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really won't worry about 103 degrees. They should all be fine.
     
  4. Blue Farm

    Blue Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    i had a spike of 105 degrees for about a hour on my last hatch , thermostat malfuntion. most of the eggs hatched, all but 3 out of twenty. i think temp spikes effect them more closer to hatch. plus there is a difference in external temp and internal egg temps, when you get spikes.
     
  5. Dylon

    Dylon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. I was wondering if they would be ok because it was so early in development!
     
  6. ReeseTheChick

    ReeseTheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a temp spike to 110 for who knows how long on day 5 when I was incubating 5 silkie eggs, I spent the whole night telling myself what a bonehead I was for not paying attention and worrying because I thought they would die, >.< but they all hatched! So, I agree with the others. Leave them in and candle on day 7. Good luck :)
     
  7. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are just hatching now (day 21) and there was a temp spike around day 7. 114 degrees haha. for a couple hours. so 103 is nothing.
     
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  8. Dylon

    Dylon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the way guys, my eggs are doing great!
     
  9. promiseacres

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    thanks these posts give me hope have 23 eggs (13 of which were shipped) and came home after be gone for a while to find the bator at 115 ish! have them cooling down.... yes I have a two year old daughter that loves to check the eggs am guessing she messed with the controls. UGH! feeling as if I shouldn't be hatching eggs :(
     
  10. Dylon

    Dylon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the end. I think all of them hatched.

    When my temp jumps up as high as yours I like to take the lid off and let them cool down, and put the lid back with the temp re adjusted.

    I hate when that happens.

    While I was gone from the house one day, someone set a book on the incubator, and made it jump up to 110 degrees... The worst part to me is not that the temp spiked, but how long it was it that hot in there. When I got home and saw the book sitting on top of it I asked "when did this book get set here?" ... Naturally, I got the old "I don't know.. what's the big deal??". Lol
     
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