Think I killed my batch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lovemyzoo, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. lovemyzoo

    lovemyzoo Out Of The Brooder

    So my lovely child got into the room the eggs are in and turned up the temp. It wasn't more then 20 mins since she could have turned it up till I got in there but t was up to 115 already. We are on day 5, I don't know if I can candle them yet or not or if it is worth waiting it out.
  2. LegginMF12

    LegginMF12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2011
    Yucca Valley
    I would wait. It takes time for the egg to heat up that high internally. Just open the top and vent the excess heat.
  3. lovemyzoo

    lovemyzoo Out Of The Brooder

    I opened it and vented it down as soon as I noticed. It has been steady at 99.5 since then. I am moving them a little higher so fingers can't reach the temp knob again.
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    A very short temp elevation should not hurt your eggs. Good luck!
  5. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2011
    Lodi, New York
    Hope that your eggs make it through! Like others have said, a temp increase for such a short amount of time should not hurt the eggs too much!
  6. rekabnivek

    rekabnivek Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 7, 2011
    I had one of my hatches in an LG styro jump unexpectedly and did not realize it for several hours, at day 15. I had 41 eggs in an autoturner and all but 2 were killed. The other 39 were eggtopsied and were fully developed but just dead. Never the less I returned the bator to where I boutght it and sent a very upset email to LG with no reply!!!!
  7. Delilah1337

    Delilah1337 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2011
    Spirit Lake, Idaho
    I have 9 in the bator now with one due to hatch tomorrow. My temp fell to 95° for a good few hours and I couldn't get it back up without the humidity dropping to 44%. I couldnt help myself this morning and candled a couple of eggs, sadly it appears I killed all but one. This is my first attempt at hatching and all was going great until lockdiwn. Maybe next time will be better...
  8. Bobwhite-Falcon

    Bobwhite-Falcon Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 14, 2012
    Shouldn't hurt it, hope they hatch! [​IMG]
  9. Corg33

    Corg33 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 20, 2011
    Dinwiddie, VA
    The temp inside the egg will not rise as fast as the incubator temp did. Your eggs should be fine.
  10. Delilah1337

    Delilah1337 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2011
    Spirit Lake, Idaho
    Well so far no good news. I'm still hoping the little guy is just taking his sweet time hatching. I havent noticed any sounds or rocking of the egg but maybe, just maybe I will get lucky. I'll keep y'all posted on wednesday, that will be day 23 and if nothing has happened by then I may just accept the bad news. Good Night everyone

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