temp went up to 103 on day 1...are they done for????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicksnducks, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help!! I was regulating bator for a few days. Got the humity to 50 and temps right so last nite I put the eggs in and in the middle of the night the temp was up to 103!!!! NOW SHAT SHOULD I DO??? are the eggs done for? should I start all over with a new batch???? I am so upset. I collected all week to have these eggs!!!
    since the high spike the temp is staying steady between 99.5 and 99.9....humidity is staying at 51.
    any advice is always greatly appreciated!!!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They'll probably be okay, depending on how long they were at the high temp. A sustained high temp like that will kill the eggs, but I've known people with higher temp spikes than that who had a hatch.
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    That is the exact thing and exact temp that happened to me with my very first 2 eggs i tried to hatch. They did not survive the temp increase, but it doesn't mean your did not survive. Keep watching for signs.
     
  4. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the hope. I will candle in a few days and see what's in there.
    You just made my day!!! I will go and visit my girls and tell them that there is still hope!!!
    I will continue to post as this is my first bator hatch and I am sure I will have more questions.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, don't give up yet, especially since it was the first day you put the eggs in and it is holding now. Could have been some histeresis in the thermostat and as long as it doesn't do it again, candle at day 10 and find out for sure.
     
  6. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am keeping a close eye on temp now. seems to be holding ...it does go up to 99.8 and down to 99.1 ...is that ok? humidity is holding at 51%...those wet socks work great!
     
  7. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    keep us posted - sounds like you got the problem licked...
     
  8. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I will ...this is my first bator hatch...seems less stressful when Momma chicken is sitting on the eggs. I check the bator so often it feels like i have a newborn in the house again...I am even checking it on my mid nite trips to the potty!!! LOL ....I can't wait....
    thanks again for all the info!
     
  9. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    I think they should be ok. Since it was the first day and all. Just keep a close eye on things. Keep us posted. JEN
     
  10. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far things are steady. I will keep posting as things go on...when would be the best time to candle? should I wait until day 10? or can I do it sooner and know something????
     

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