All 27 CHICKS LOST!!!!!!!!!!!- - UPDATED with 21 chicks and PICS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by deineria, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. deineria

    deineria Chirping

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    My electric went off a few days back and so I ran the eggs to my mother's house - where power goes out.
    She was there - I explain 1000 times - do not touch it, do not unplug it - she went out of town . . .
    yesterday when her plane landed, I reminded her to NOT touch it or unplug it -

    Today she calls and asked if it is supposed to be plugged up -
    day 16 on hatch (handled all had viable chicks on 14th) - I went nuts.
    She said, "Oh, I must have unplugged it when I can in yesterday EVENING."

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    I hung up . . . I am SO upset [​IMG] I paid a lot for these and getting that many shipped eggs 27 out of 29 to that point isn't
    apt to happen again . . .

    I don't even know if she plugged them back in, BUT I am sure that after all night and most of the morning - ALL are lost, of course [​IMG][​IMG]:hit


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    UPDATE

    21 have HATCHED and 2 more are pippin [​IMG] This is out of 27 the developed shipped eggs! Amazing! Shew - we prayed that one in! Thank God~

    Here are the 15 I moved quickly to their new brooder box!

    Copper Marans, Ameraucanas and BLRWs

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    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    You would be surprised how tough they can be. They may all be dead or you may get a decent hatch. Stranger things have happened. Prepare yourself for the worst but give them a chance.
     
  3. TheReidHomestead

    TheReidHomestead Never enough coops...

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    I agree, don't give up and make sure she plugged it back in! Even if you get half of them it's still better then nothing! They are touch little buggers and I bet some of them will still hatch.

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  4. oberhaslikid

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    Please give them a couple extra days before you give up.Once you plug them back in they will have to catch up.
     
  5. deineria

    deineria Chirping

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    She said she plugged it back in this morning at so off from 6pm to 11:30am [​IMG] [​IMG]
    House was 70 degrees - turner was unplugged, too
     
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  6. TheReidHomestead

    TheReidHomestead Never enough coops...

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    THINK POSITIVELY!!!!

    There is still hope!!!

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  7. greeneacre

    greeneacre Songster

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    Keep trying. I just had a staggered hatch where my heat source went out 3 times over the hatch and the temps went down to 70 for 8 + hours. not all the eggs hatched but a lot of them did. [​IMG]
     
  8. deineria

    deineria Chirping

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    Ok! Thank you all - I'm sure PRAYING!!!! HARD!
     
  9. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Songster

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    Don't give up hope. I have had low temps and temp spikes and still a decent hatch.

    Good luck. [​IMG]

    It is plugged in now right?
     
  10. deineria

    deineria Chirping

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    Yes - plugged it in at 11:30 - so it was off from 6pm until 11:30 [​IMG]

    Today is day 16 - would I push back lock down on them?
     

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