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would 118 degrees kill the embryo?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rikku_03, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. rikku_03

    rikku_03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I came back home the temperature rose to 118 degrees so I lowered it back down but would it have harmed the embryos? I was also wondering what would be the perfect temperature to keep the eggs in I heard some people saying 99 degrees is good and some saying 100 or 103 degrees so I'am really confused.
     
  2. danielbrown

    danielbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    99-100 forced air (fan)
    100-101 still air (no fan)
    118 will kill it if the eggs internal temp got that high.
    just what few days and see.
     
  3. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing 118 degrees is Not good.
     
  4. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your temperature was really 118*, they're probably toast. Forced air incubators are usually run at 99.5*~100*. Still air run 100*~101*. If I'm wrong, somebody will tell you. My Hova-bator 1588 runs @ 99.5*.
     
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    If they didnt stay that hot for long enough for the eggs to reach that temp they may have a chance.
     
  6. rikku_03

    rikku_03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope they didn't stay like that for a while I came back from school and the temperature was that high I hope they are okay [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009
  7. PrinceFarm

    PrinceFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    First, let me say I am no expert. I am starting my first batch of eggs tomorrow but I have read a bunch of posts on here.

    If you have a still air incubator you should have your temps around 102 and if you have a fan on it the temps shopuld be closer to 99.5

    Im not sure if those temps would kill the eggs but I read a post where a guy had his raise to 110 and he hatched some. I would advise to not give up on them because the temp may not have spiked for very long and perhaps the eggs are tuff ones, nothing can be lost by continuing. I have heard lots of people say that they thought for sure the eggs were dead only to have some hatch later.

    Anyways, good luck. If nothing else there is always next time. [​IMG]
     
  8. rikku_03

    rikku_03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:okay thank you I think I'm just going to keep them there and see what happens
     

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