Uh Oh! one of my 'bators was running at 105-106 last night! Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by redhen, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] <<That about explains it all!....i woke up this morning and first thing i did was check my bators temps...well..one was fine...but the others temps were 105 and another therm. in there said 106.....i am like on day 2-3?...Sooo, should i just throw these eggs out now? is there a chance some will still make it? i have about 30 quails in there and 12 of my own girls mixed eggs....[​IMG] also..i want to add...i do have a PC fan in there for air flow.., thanks, Wendy
     
  2. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
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    [​IMG] ...how long has it been at that temp? Remember, those puppies can spike and come down on their own. Don't be quick to crank it down. Watch it for a couple of minutes and then slowly (did Bryan put the dimmer on it?) turn it down. Call me if you want to! [​IMG]
     
  3. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hesitant to reply given that I'm only 12 days into my first attempt...but a similar incident occcured here.

    For the first 3 days, I trusted the thermometer that came with the LG 9200. On more of a whim than anything else, I decided to place a medical thermometer in the incubator to confirm the LG thermometer's reliability. The medical thermometer registered 105 at the top of the eggs. Mine is a still air incubator which I knew meant that the temps could be lower or higher in other areas of the incubator.

    I immediately made the necessary adjustment but was very concerned that the eggs would not develop.

    We candled on day 6 and saw movement in 5 of the 18. On day 10, we candled again and saw definite movement in 9 of the 18 with 3 or 4 others that are probably viable too.

    All that to say, the temperature was tolerable for our eggs.

    Hope that helps!
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Hi....i dont know how long its been like this...it was okay last night when i went to sleep...i found it like that this morning....i did turn it down though...oops!...[​IMG]....i didnt want it to cook my babies!....okay..now ya lost me again...LOL...dimmer?...whats that?..
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:yes, it does help! thanks so much! and i wish you good luck with your first hatch also! thanks, Wendy
     
  6. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

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    Call me!
     
  7. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
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    If you are only on day 2 or 3, Don't throw the eggs out!

    I had temperatures from down to around 70, when it became unplugged, to around 105.

    Through all of that, I still had a very succesful hatch.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Candle the eggs at 7 days, that higt temp. will kill most. depend on how long it was at 105.
    Just wait the 4 days and check them.


    Good luck.
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I agree with Deerman.


    YOU NEED A WIGGLER!!!! The eggs themselves may not have gotten
    that warm.
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Hey PC! where do you find those Wigglers? They were everywhere when i was a kid...i dont see them anywhere now...[​IMG]..., Thanks!, Wendy
     

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