12 hours no heat is there still a chance???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bearfeet3, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. bearfeet3

    bearfeet3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 1-week old sebastopol goose eggs in the incubator and last night my boyfriend accidentaly unplugged it theyve been without heat for 12 hours. The sad thing was I just candled them for the first time yesterday and they were showing development. Please help [​IMG]
     
  2. Oh (((Hugs))) I Just don't know. Did you turn the bator back on?! I would give them a few days and see.
     
  3. bearfeet3

    bearfeet3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I actually tried not getting my hopes up this time...but after seeing the little embryo in there and then somthing stupid and completley preventable like this happens, its hard not to be upset. I left them in there and plugged it back in, but I know chances are theyre both dead...
     
  4. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    Probably didn't kill them, but the best case scenario is that they will hatch almost a day late...
     
  5. bearfeet3

    bearfeet3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Really??? I was already mourning their loss...that gave me some hope, I'll see how theyre doing in a couple days. Wish them luck!
     
  6. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im not sure but just keep the bator on and hope for the best [​IMG] good luck
     
  7. sugarbush

    sugarbush Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it would hurt them either...birds leave the nests to eat all the time while setting eggs.

    My advice: leave them plugged in and loose the BF.
     
  8. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 15 maran eggs in the incubator and we lost power for longer then that, have hope. One of those babies made it! Just keep trying, you may get some to hatch! Best of luck!
     
  9. bearfeet3

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    Quote:haha I know, I didnt want to say anything but what a moron...he forgot about the eggs and unplugged the cord to plug in his laptop. He said he thought it was the lamp cord. He offered to buy new ones this morning, but that's really not the point at all...
     
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  10. bearfeet3

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    Quote:Aww thank you, that makes me feel alot better. If one of them made it...now I can except a hatch on easter! By the way, how many of your maran eggs hatched?
     
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