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3 eggs in the incubator and the power went out!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dylaneast, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Dylaneast

    Dylaneast Hatching

    May 9, 2009
    Power was out for 26 hours... Are my eggs dead?

  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    maybe maybe not, why don't you candle them and see?

    I always keep handwarmers available for situations like this.
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    I have a thread going at the moment where our power was off to the incubator for about the same time as yours (lead inadvertently pulled out). Overnight temp well below 50 degrees F. All embryos are still going at the moment.

    Good Luck.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Did you try to keep the warm air in the incubator while the power was off? I lost power and my incubator temp went to 78 degrees when I discovered it. I always have a battery pack with an inverter that I can plug the incubator into when we have power losses. I still had a good hatch. You can get a battery pack and inverter at Walmart in the auto department. I would leave them in the incubator and after a few more days then I would candle to see if I see any movement. That is what I did. I saw movement so I let the temp come back up on the battery pack and inverter until the power came back on. I was 2 weeks into incubation when we lost our power. Good luck!!!
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011

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