Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TommyVT05, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    I just got this e-mail in from the teacher who is incubating the eggs that I have her for the class project:

    Hi Tommy,
    I am so worried..the custodian unplugged the incubator last night at
    around 8:30. He was using the outlet to vacum and didn't realize what he
    was unplugging. When I arrived this morning at 7:00 the temperature was
    70 degrees. Do you think this killed the chicks? I am so upset I could
    Any suggestions?

    I don't know...does anybody know is the chicks are still good...I have never heard this before so I don't know.
    I hope its still ok : (
    Im praying...because there are 24 EGGS!!! Jungle Fowls and Phoenix...really rare birds there

    Please help,
    Thank You

    - Tommy
  2. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    Depends how long they are along, but I would thinks its a bad thing. Thats pretty cold for them. I'm not sure, hopefully someone else answers.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Plug it back in and let it go. Candle in a few days to see if development continues. Hatch will be lower but not all is lost. Best of luck.
  4. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
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    I called her and let her know, hopefully, not too many died. She will candle them tomorrow and will do again a few days after there to look for changes on the developement. Crossing my fingers.

    : (

    - Tommy

    PS: That is 12 hours unplugged! Now that I have thought of it. Lets say the foam can perhaps keep it @ 100 for 1 hour. Thats 11 hours left that under the norm! What are the chances of seeing this now ---> [​IMG]
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  5. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Have seen people here come through with chicks after that long in a winter power outage. No doubts some will not make it but some still may.
  6. mswiggi

    mswiggi In the Brooder

    Dec 4, 2007
    Truthfully they are probably fine. Eggs are much more resilient then people think. I've had power outages, and unplugged bators on several occasions.
  7. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Imma pray!!! [​IMG]

    Hope my babies are alright. The temp is 70F when the teacher saw it 8:30 in the morning, so it is most likely higher than 70F during the night so there could still be hope.

    By the way: The eggs went in the incubator on the 27th. So it has been about a week and this that ok?

    I hope for not too many losses : (

    - Tommy
  8. alex

    alex Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Hey, I read the story and it was sad... [​IMG] I wish you the best of luck!!! [​IMG]
  9. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Thanks. The chicks and I will need it to get by. @ First, I hoped 20/24 hatched, but now...I can only pray for 10 : (
    Big change isn't it?

    Oh well, better than notthing I guess

    - Tommy
  10. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    She is going to candle them this morning [​IMG]

    - Tommy

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