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What would you do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Old Orchard Farm, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Old Orchard Farm

    Old Orchard Farm New Egg

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    Incubation Question.
    I set up the temp on the incubator (styrofoam) and it held steady at 100* for 48 hours. Placed eggs that had been stored at 60* into turner. Temp dropped to 86* within 1/2 hour. Everything normal so far. Temp slowly climbed back to 100* after 4 hours and leveled out last night at 100* for three hours. Went to bed at 11 PM happy. Everything looked great. 7:30 AM this morning at 108*!!!!!!!! Don't know for how long it stayed there. Removed lid and cooled for 5 min replaced lid lowered thermostst. Temp back steady at 100* at 10 AM.
    Question; Should i just trash these eggs now or wait 7 days and candle. Has anyone had a similar experience and still had a hatch from the eggs?

    Thanks,
    I am 99% sure all answers will be to trash but I hold out hope that some may have had success due to the early timing of the excessive heat in the incubation process.
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait a few days and candle but mostly likely the eggs are no good.
     

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