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post #11 of 17
Thank you for this story! I haven't experienced anything like this yet, I'm just trying to hatch my very first batch of eggs!!! But now if something like this comes up which it probably will, I plan on hatching a lot of eggs, I won't worry too much! And I did ineptly won't worry to much about our eggs getting cool when we candle them! big_smile.png

Pretty sure my parents are creating a chickaholic 12 step program for me behind my back.

Caretaker of 40+ spoiled feathered babies, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 4 goats, 1 ram, 2 desert tortoises, and 2 sulcata tortoises. 

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Pretty sure my parents are creating a chickaholic 12 step program for me behind my back.

Caretaker of 40+ spoiled feathered babies, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 4 goats, 1 ram, 2 desert tortoises, and 2 sulcata tortoises. 

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post #12 of 17
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I'm so happy I've seen your post. My incubator turned off for just over an hour and I was so upset at the thought I may lose my chicks!! It's back on now, I just hope they'll make it big_smile.png


I highly doubt an hour would cause any harm. Think about the hen getting off the next to eat and drink. She does this daily and she could easily end up off nest an hour. At least your eggs were still in the incubator so their cooling was slowed down even more than if they were in a nest that the hen got off of. I know it's scary until you've seen for yourself all still ends up just fine but after what I have experienced, I wouldn't worry about an hour at all.

Swedish Flower hens, Heritage Barred Rocks, APA standard American Buff Orpingtons, English Buff and English Black Orpingtons, Light and Coronation Sussex. Basque Hens and a few spoiled turkeys!

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Swedish Flower hens, Heritage Barred Rocks, APA standard American Buff Orpingtons, English Buff and English Black Orpingtons, Light and Coronation Sussex. Basque Hens and a few spoiled turkeys!

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post #13 of 17

I know this is an older thread, but thank you TxFlowers... my duck momma got 7 of the original 13 eggs all the way through to day 25, and then decided she was done. I rushed out and bought an incubator, thinking it was probably stupid of me given that the eggs were pretty much cold by then. They have been in the nest until now, so I don't know how long they've been out, but it gives me hope to know that this might be survivable for at least some of my poor babies! :fl

post #14 of 17
Thank you for giving me hope, you all. I have only 1 egg, just three days from hatching and sound my incubator turned off. I'm sick about it. But maybe there's hope?!? I'll let y'all know in a few.
post #15 of 17
Flyer, after being stone cold for most of a day, the only egg I lost was one that pipped from the wrong end. If you can get the humidity up a little higher than usual I'd do that. I hope your little one makes it. Let us know!
post #16 of 17
Any tips for taking an incubator on a 45 minute to 1 hour long car ride? Will they eggs be fine at 70 degrees for this long? I would have to do this twice a week. I know it seems stupid but believe me the circumstances call for it. Is there any way to keep the incubator on? I don't have a. Gernerator or a wall outlet in my car...
post #17 of 17

Is there a way you can buy another incubator and set up at other location?  Then you can just put the eggs in something (like egg cartons?) inside an insulated bag for transport and pop them into the other incubator when you get there.  I have done this in the past.  Probably wouldn`t be needed, but just had the thought that you could put one or two of those hand warmer thingies in the transport container.  I`d just want to be sure the warmer(s) aren`t too close to the eggs in case they get TOO warm.

 

Edit to add:  From the info in this thread, it sounds like warmth during transport won`t be much of an issue.  I`d be more concerned about the eggs surviving repeated transport unscrambled.


Edited by ChirpnBern - 3/18/16 at 1:19pm
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