What is the highest temp spike you have had and still had a hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marcuscarr, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, to make us newbies feel better...what was you biggest incubating "lesson".
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Not to give up. The next hatch will probably be better!

    If you have your own fertilized eggs, always put a few in with the shipped eggs so you don't end up with a lone chick to deal with.
     
  3. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Quote:JEEzzz, I was thinking that today. Wish i would of thought of it sooner. I only had one hatch from my last batch. This batch im going to slip in a few of my own. [​IMG]
     
  4. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have your own fertilized eggs, always put a few in with the shipped eggs so you don't end up with a lone chick to deal with

    My highest temperature spike was 114 F but I'm not sure for how long. I only ended up with one chick, I wish I had put my own eggs in... maybe mine would have survived better and acted as a companion.

    Also... if you buy expensive eggs, don't buy a cheap incubator. The expensive incubator will be a worthy investment and will have better results.​
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2008
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:My highest temperature spike was 114 F but I'm not sure for how long. I only ended up with one chick, I wish I had put my own eggs in... maybe mine would have survived better and acted as a companion.

    Same here! I had a spike to like 114 way back when in my cardboard box with heat lamp contraption. Hatched out just one on day 24.
     
  6. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Not with the bater,but I had a hen go broody last August, right before we had temps of 102-106 for 2 weeks straight. I know it had to be hotter than that in the house. I noticed the hen did not cover the eggs tight. She hatched 2 out of 8 eggs. Both were pullets.

    Oh, my first with a bater-0% hatch. I could not stabilize the temps. I learned to always have a new thermastat. They don't cost that much.
     
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  7. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Make sure the room in which you have the bator the temps are consistent.

    Also just leave the house for a couple hours during hatch time or else the stress will kill you.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2008
  8. mel58

    mel58 Out Of The Brooder

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    109 degrees. IN the water wiggler. don't know how long.

    lesson learned: get the best incubator you can afford.
     

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