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HELP! MY INCUBATOR CAME UNPLUGGED

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This is my first time hatching I have a Chinese brandless incubator but it's been keeping a constant perfect temp until it was accidentally unplugged today about 10 AM. It was unplugged about an hour where the temperature has dropped to 91 degrees and now I can't get the temp back up to 99.5 like I had them for the last 11 days. What should I do? Will they be ok until I can place them in a new incubator tomorrow? I'm stressing! These are Black Copper Marans by the way.
post #2 of 6
Try to warm up the room a little to help it get back up to temp. Your eggs will likely be fine with the cool down, 91 is still pretty warm.
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post #3 of 6
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Ok thank you I will try that. I have been so proud of my first set of eggs I just candled them yesterday to find about 65% viable now this happens. I'm devastated!
post #4 of 6
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Thank you Darkbluespace for the help, I placed a blanket around the incubator which brought it back up to 99.5 I can relax now.
post #5 of 6
Were these your black copper Marans? How'd they hatch out?
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I had 11 out of 16 hatch on days 20-22 then I waited until today to candle the last 6 to find fully formed chicks dead. I'm so grateful for the 11 but I'm wondering if it's because the incubator was unplugged being the reason the others died before hatching.
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