temp spikes/ are they dead?

Teresaann24

Songster
11 Years
Jul 29, 2008
3,923
15
224
Eastern, Kentucky
What are you using? I have LG still air and my temp runs up an down from 100 to 102 and my eggs are growing fine just seem to be developing quicker.
 

skeeter9

Songster
12 Years
Apr 10, 2007
2,104
3
201
Foothills of Central CA
Those spikes aren't normally enough to kill the embryos. You should be fine. If you want help stabilizing your temps, give us some details about your incubator setup and you'll get more advice than you bargained for 'cause everyone on here is so helpful.
 

girlsaint

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 8, 2009
87
0
29
Nova Scotia
I had a temp spike of 105, and it looks like they might have survived it. That being said, I'm not sure if it was the bator or the thermometer that spiked. A reading that wasn't quite true might have done it too....new thermometer....
 

speckledhen

Intentional Solitude
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
Feb 3, 2007
78,659
12,194
936
Blue Ridge Mtns. of North Georgia
My crazy Fluker's thermo/hygro spiked to 126 right in front of my eyes. I knew it was not even possible since we had been doing something with the bator and were hanging right there when the reading happened. Good thing, too, because if I had looked at the minimum/maximum and saw 126 degrees, I'd think they were all dead! Don't ever throw out eggs just because you think you had a spike (if you are going by min/max on the thermometer).
 

skeeter9

Songster
12 Years
Apr 10, 2007
2,104
3
201
Foothills of Central CA
First of all, what's your thermometer setup? Are you using a good, calibrated one and is the probe in a water wiggler? If not, then you may not really be having temp spikes, your thermometer might be having issues. Test your thermometer and get a water wiggler or make one out of a baggie. Second, Is your bator a still air? If so, then your temps should be at about 101-102, so you're fine. Next, your bator should be located in a place that has stable temps. I use a closet that stays the same temp all the time. Also, you can add a jar of water with a lid to act as a heat-sink, which will help stabilize your temps. See if you can get your temps stable with these suggestions. If not, let us know what's going on and we'll go to phase two!!
 
Last edited:

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom