temp spikes/ are they dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pefferlawchicken, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    had a few temp spikes today and yesterday it was like 100-102-101-99-101 are they gonna be ok do you think ???
     
  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
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    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.
     
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. [​IMG]
     
  4. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs should be fine. Mine have withheld 119 temp spike.
     
  5. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its some old peice of junk umm a brower 11400-3 wafer controlled thing please help how can i stabilize
     
  6. girlsaint

    girlsaint Out Of The Brooder

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    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....
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    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).
     
  8. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  9. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its a still air but.. what should the temp be at the heght off the eggs and what should the temp be of the bottom of the eggs ???
     
  10. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The temp is measured at the top of the eggs and it should stay between 101-102.
     

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