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Power out overnight--are they ok?

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Hi all, I have our first batch of eggs from our chickens and rooster in the incubator.  It was on and fine last night, but this morning I went to check and the plug had fallen out.  So I put it back in and it turned on again.  Best guess is that the cat had a little too much fun last night and hit it on her runs of crazy around the room.  It was down to 75deg inside according to our egg-level thermometer.  They are just over a week in (7 days yesterday, 8 today).  Are they going to be ok, or are they a lost cause?  Thanks!

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Hi all, I have our first batch of eggs from our chickens and rooster in the incubator.  It was on and fine last night, but this morning I went to check and the plug had fallen out.  So I put it back in and it turned on again.  Best guess is that the cat had a little too much fun last night and hit it on her runs of crazy around the room.  It was down to 75deg inside according to our egg-level thermometer.  They are just over a week in (7 days yesterday, 8 today).  Are they going to be ok, or are they a lost cause?  Thanks!

Eggs are pretty resilient. A lot depends on how long they were at that temps. I would candle them tonight after they've been warmed back up for the day and you'll have an idea of how they are doing. Good luck!

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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My aunt had the same thing happen a few years back.  She ended up with a successful hatch.  :fl

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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