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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

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    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

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    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

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    ok, Thanks
     
  4. BigWeenMachine

    BigWeenMachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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