What temperature is too high?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AreYouLoved, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. AreYouLoved

    AreYouLoved Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just out of curiosity..How high does the incubator temperature have to be before it ruins the chicken egg and kills the embryo? I know it is supposed to be 99.5 degrees. I think I may have misread the tiny thermometer that came with my incubator. I hope not. [​IMG]

    Samantha in OK
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Don't rely on the thermometer that came with the incubator. Get a decent one and calibrate it so you know what you are dealing with.

    Rebel’s Thermometer Calibration
    http://cmfarm.us/ThermometerCalibration.html

    I don't have a specific answer to your question. It depends on how high that temperature is and how long it is there. It's not a big deal for it to be a bit high. Mine runs warmer than I'd like and it works OK. The eggs just hatch a bit early. If you are within a half degree, I seriously doubt you will have any problems whatsoever, other than them hatching early. If you are within a degree, I doubt you will have much if any problem, though I'd start to get concerned. But I don't have a specific temperature where the problems start. I just know that a little bit off is not going to hurt you and the further off you are, the more likely you are to have problems. Just get a decent thermometer, calibrate it, and do the best you can.
     
  3. Syharrison

    Syharrison Out Of The Brooder

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    i heard 102 is too high
     
  4. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it still air or does it have a fan? with still air it can be a little higher.
     
  5. billiejo21

    billiejo21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the incubator and where the thermometer is sitting. On top of the eggs, on the floor of the incubator???
     
  6. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine hit 102 more than once and my chicks lived through it.
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My thermometer went up to 107 and chicks still made it, I think it all depends how long it stays there.
     
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