Temps oops

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lakesidecochins, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Lakesidecochins

    Lakesidecochins Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 27, 2011
    Bozrah ct
    I went out and bought a temp/humidity gage from
    Petco. I set some expensive eggs in my little giant incubator.
    They started to develope but in a two week window they died one by one.
    The temp gage read 99.5 humidity 60 percent.
    So I bought the little giant thermometer and put it in just to see what it read.
    To my horror it was reading 103.9 so I killed the batch on this other stupid reptile temp and humidity gage.
    But my point is weird how at this temp they managed to still develope to between 7 to even 12 days.
    I thought they couldn't last even a hour at that temp?
  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

    May 1, 2011
    Olathe, Kansas
    I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
    This is why it's good to calibrate your thermometers and hydrometers.
  3. Me & Jack

    Me & Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Not only is calibrating a good idea, but having two or three small thermometers in your bator at one time gives you a little more confidence that your temps are in the range they need to be. Sorry you lost your chickies. [​IMG]

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