temp way to high! will they live???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by woogie g3, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so i went and checked on my bator and one thermomter said 108 other two said about 103 or 104. it is day 19 and i think the temps where only high for about 1 hour. do u think the eggs will make it???
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Probably fine. The chick its self has to get to 104 to die. That takes a while. I have had spikes of 107 that they made it threw just fine.
     
  3. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am SOOOO glad to see this thread and your post rebelcowboysnb! I have a LG that keeps spiking and I had one of 107! I almost quit the hatch but prayed and kept going. How long does it take in your experience for the egg/chick to get up to 104,. I am at home so I check the temp frequently and caught all the spikes in less than an hour ,.. but one was over a few hours.


    woogie g3 may I ask what kind of bator you are using?
     
  4. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is just a little giant. the Styrofoam find
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    I know they can handle 104 for several hours, 107 for over an hour an 120 for a few minutes. I wouldn't push those numbers though. I may run a test on my website about this at a later time to see haw fast an egg absorbs a temp spike. I know a way of doing it but I dont have the cash or lab space at the moment.
     
  6. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    I really look forward to that study,...

    I too have the LG still air,.. it really hasn't been worth the money paid for it,.. but I just don't have the $ right now for anything better.
    I think I've lost my chicks to that last 107 spike,.. it was too long before I caught it. [​IMG]

    I see chicks,. but no movement.

    Oh well,..
     
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Nothing really wrong with an LG it the still air part thats the issue. Heres why, http://cmfarm.us/stillair.html

    Your
    best investment would be a PC case fan an a 12 volt power plug.
     
  8. SilkiePuff

    SilkiePuff Out Of The Brooder

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    happy to see this thread, its really good info to have and know about.. I always fear when the temp goes to 101.. LOL but now I guess I can sigh a relieve..
     
  9. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:OK!
    I read it,.. I understand it,.. I can get the fan and DH can put it in,..[​IMG]
    Thank you so much!
    [​IMG]
     

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