Too hot?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kscottjoyce, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    Sometime last night my incubator decided to raise the temp to 103.5 degrees. I do not know how long it was that hot. I have two eggs that aren't moving this morning out of ten. Wondering if the other eggs will be fine or will they be unhealthy if they hatch?
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2011
  2. hennypenny99

    hennypenny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine rose to 104 during the night last weekend. I think it was at that temp for about 3 or 4 hours. I immediately turned it down and they all seem to be fine. I think you will be okay if they weren't that high for a long period of time.

    Oh and then one afternoon it was hot outside and it made my temperature get to high so I turned it down but I turned it too low. We had to go to town and when I got home they were at 95! I think they were there for about 2 to 3 hours too but that didnt seem to affect them either.

    I candled the other day and took out 4 eggs. 2 that never developed and 2 that were quitters. My temp fluctuations may have hurt the two quitters.

    I think you will be fine.
     
  3. bluegoose

    bluegoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, if they are moving it must be close to hatch time. I have had that happen to but still had a good hatch. so maybe you will to good luck.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    It is obviously not a good thing, but it takes a while for the temperature inside the egg to adjust to the outside temperature in the incubator. They can take some temperature fluctuations. You may have a problem, but 'd really expect you to be OK.
     
  5. ziggy1964

    ziggy1964 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all I'm on day 19 , just lockdown, I've 17
    Mixed eggs in my incy , I've had a really
    Steady 37. 5 this time round and I'm really hopefully
    , but I've yet to see any movement or rocking !
    Is this normal by day 19?
     
  6. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually see eggs rocking around day 20 and it isn't long till they hatch after that.
     
  7. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told that the eggs moving and rocking are caused by the chick creating a pip hole. If that is true then maybe it is better that they aren't rocking yet since that would mean they are hatching a bit early.
     
  8. ziggy1964

    ziggy1964 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all thanks for that , I guess I could be a day
    Early for any movement , I didn't candle
    But the difference thus time round I got a steady
    Thermostat that keeps bang on temps albeit I didn't rig it up
    Till day two , prior to that I had it a degree or two
    Too low so I'm hopefull they will be late because if this
     
  9. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found that the temp going a bit low is better than it going too high so you should be fine. A little late is better than too early to hatch. look out for some rocking tomorrow evening.
     
  10. ziggy1964

    ziggy1964 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I've just seen an egg weeping gunge out , certainly hadn't pipped So I removed it ,
    In case it exploded , it looks like a dead in shell , I hope I haven't killed it but there was no movement and it smelt funny
    Could it affect the other eggs ?
     

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