Bulb Failure = Failed Hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jywel417, May 14, 2011.

  1. jywel417

    jywel417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Guys,

    Sometime in the middle of the night Thursday my bulb in my incubator died. Go figure, Friday morning i woke up late so forgot to check the incubator before going to work, came home at 1 for lunch and the incubator was down to 79 degrees so I put a new bulb back in and it got back up to temp before I went back to work. The eggs were due to hatch on Friday the 20th, and I had just candled and everyone was developing on schedule. Do you think I have a bator full of dead eggs now? It would have been less than 12 hours w/o a bulb but still, just wanted an opinion from the professionals. I am temped to just leave everything in the bator til this weekend to see if I get anything to hatch just in case but wanted to know what everyone thought about my chances. Thanks guys!
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    You may have lost 1 or 2 but you don't start seeing real losses till they are cold around 24 hours.
     
  3. jywel417

    jywel417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, awesome! I have hatched quail eggs before but this is my first real attempt at chicken eggs and was so excited that I had 38 of 40 that had developed on time then this happened. Thanks !!!!
     
  4. jcfuente51

    jcfuente51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no wories the inside the eggs take longer to cool off thats its not too low tem i think you will be fine candle right b4 lockdown and diference them from what u saw last time u candle and the day u locking down most must be fine and ready to hatch...
     

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