Temperatures varying....have I hard boiled my eggs?

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  1. kelebek1977

    kelebek1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I hope I can get a bit of help with a temp issue I have please.

    Got fertilised eggs yesterday (from a neighbour). I'd set my mini incubator running the night previous at a temperature of 37.7 and filled the well with water.
    I put the eggs in yesterday and added a mini humidity/temperature meter. The eggs had been in the incubator two hours before I realised the temperature on the mini meter read 47.1 degreesC!

    I quickly tried to reduce the temp on the incubator to stabilise it and hopefully get a matched reading. I also popped in a childs thermometer and that was reading a few degrees lower than the mini meter but higher than the incubator. So I'm stuck.

    Have I maybe fried the eggs on day one if the mini meter reading was correct at 47.1degC? Or will I hopefully have a chance. ?

    I seem to have stabilised the reading on the incubator along with the mini meter and thermometer (give or take a just a few celsius between the three).

    Should I just wait until candling day next week and hope for the best?

    Any help is much appreciated.

    Thank you
    Linda
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry. At 116 F. the eggs are ruined. It would be a miracle for them not to be.
     
  3. EricaJ

    EricaJ Out Of The Brooder

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    so sorry to hear about this. I had a temp spike after a power outage--lost all of the embyros.
    Mince the internal temp increases above 102-104 the embryo is dead. They can handle a drop much better than an increase. At the temp your incubator climbed to I'd say your eggs are most likely dead. If you're not sure just candle them, but I have never seen them survive about 104 f.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You could give them 3 or 4 days and candle, but unless your thermometers are way off....I wouldn't expect to see anything. What kind of eggs were they?
     
  5. kelebek1977

    kelebek1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi thanks for the replies,

    I have 3 black pekin and 4 cream crested legbars. I just candled one of each breed. Here's photos. The legbar egg was much harder to photograph, sorry. I'll candle again at day 7. I'm so gutted![​IMG]
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  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's why I asked what kind, some eggs can be hard to tell until later. Sorry you are having this experience.
     
  7. kelebek1977

    kelebek1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks again for your help. I'll update you again on day 7. x
     
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  8. kelebek1977

    kelebek1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    A little early to candle the eggs but WHOOP WHOOP WE HAVE LIFE!!!

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  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Excellent! Good luck.
     
  10. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah! Glad to be wrong.
     

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