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Today is day 4 & the temp in my Eco 20 got up to 101.5F for an hour!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kelly G, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    *sigh* I left my husband in charge after adjusting the temp UP as it was a bit low. It jumped to 101.5 while he watched frickin' Star Trek and drank wine. I'm soooo mad.

    I was gone for about an hour and a half - is it all a loss, now???

    I had JUST candled the eggs toay and could see all kinds of veins developing in a TON of the eggs. *sigh*

    SO MAD!!!
     
  2. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Na.. you should be ok.. Just get that temp back down to 99.5.. Use the glass thermometer in your bator to verify your temps.. for my test that I am reporting on another thread, I have 3 thermometers in my Octagon 20, 2 from the same manufacture.. all 3 show different readings..lol
     
  3. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I so hope so.......I'm going to be so disappointed.
     
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    shouldn't be a problem. If it had gotten a few degrees higher for longer, then yeah, but not 2 degrees for an hour. Should be fine. [​IMG]
     
  5. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    That won't hurt you at all.[​IMG]
     
  6. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    You do not have to worry unless you get it over 103 degrees for several hours. I have hatched many batched of chicks at 101 and even a batch or two at 102 becuase the incubator was not cooperating with me. Just makes the chicks cook a little faster at higher temperatures.
     
  7. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    Thanks, guys! I'm losing my mind, here!

    ....fortunately my husband has had enough wine to not know that I was annoyed with him! [​IMG]
     

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