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Are my eggs still good??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by snork, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. snork

    snork New Egg

    Apr 14, 2010
    Hi all, my question is... I have eggs in the incubator and my electricity went off yesterday for 1 to 2 hours , when it came back on the temp was 83 . Do you think the eggs are still good ??
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 5, 2007
    They should be. I have lost power for 10+ hours and still had eggs hatch and temps get in the 50's.
  3. snork

    snork New Egg

    Apr 14, 2010
    ok, Thanks
  4. BigWeenMachine

    BigWeenMachine Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2015
    My guess is yes. I had an incubator go haywire on me with temps fluctuating from 95 to 106. 2 days went by before I could get them in a better bator and I have 17 of 27 still looking good 2 weeks later. High temps are way worse than low temps and thats prob what got mine so you should be fine.
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    I agree your eggs will be fine. Look at it like the hen getting off the nest to feed and drink in nature. My incubator has a cool down option that replicates the hen leaving the nest each day. I set it to go off for an hour each day. The heating element turns off all together so it cools right down.

    Good luck with your hatch :D
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