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Temperature Spike

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MySweetChickens, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. MySweetChickens

    MySweetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Currently i am incubating around 12 eggs in a still air little giant incubator i had them in a seperated room to avoid temp spikes but well the sun decided to pay a visit and warmed the incubator i dont panick over small spikes maybe 5-10 degrees but this was like a 20 maybe 30 degree spike i dont want to kill these eggs but well i can say im concerned i do not know how long they were like this i can assume they were like this for at least a few hours any thoughts did i screw up this hatch or are they alright
     
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Even a 5° spike can be lethal, if it's sustained for any length of time...

    As for if the hatch is bunk or no only time will tell, candle them and see if they are still moving...

    If it truly spiked to 120°-130° for several hours chances are slim though..
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2016
  3. MySweetChickens

    MySweetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i guess these eggs just werent meant to be then :/ i'll just count my losses and throw some more eggs in to restart the hatch i wont throw these out yet i'm going to give them a few days to show growth or life they are only on day 7 and the shells are all green or dark brown so movement is hard to see but I will check thanks for the response

    I'm on mobile so sorry if my grammer/spelling/captilization is screwy :lol:
     
  4. MySweetChickens

    MySweetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they all died unfortunately maybe next time :/
     

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