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What is the highest tempature that you can go without cooking eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    What is the absolute highest tempature that an incubator can be without cooking the eggs but the eggs still developing?
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  2. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didnt check on my bator one time and was reading 102 and still had a good hatch but some people said that wasnt high enough to cook my eggs so I dont know what the highest would be
     
  3. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    sunny & the 5 egg layers :

    What is the absolute highest tempature that an incubator can be without cooking the eggs but the eggs still developing?

    I have seen where some people have had temp spikes of up to 105 or so and the eggs still hatched. However high temps over a long time will end up killing the embryos. If you do manage to have the incubator a too high they may still hatch, however you really risk ending up with lots of deformed chicks.​
     
  4. Cowgirl75446

    Cowgirl75446 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just depends on how long and how high.
     
  5. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X-2 on that...cva34
     
  6. georgiagail

    georgiagail Chillin' With My Peeps

    I spiked an incubator up to 110 when a chick had just started to pip and killed it. Temp was 110 for an hour or so when I checked and found the dead chick.

    Gail
     
  7. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a combination of how high and how long once you get up to 102 or 103 or more anything over a hour or so would proubly kill the embryo as the temp raise the time will decrease.
     

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