Cat turned off the incubator!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AimsChickies, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our kitten was in the room where I keep the incubator and he must have been playing with the power strip and turned it off. It was off for less than an hour but the temp dropped to 88. How much damage do you think he did?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I think it depends on what stage your eggs are at.
     
  3. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    I would THINK for that short a period of time they would be okay? After all, the mother hen doesnt sit on them 24/7. Just my opinion.
     
  4. mark3208

    mark3208 Out Of The Brooder

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    it likely didnt hurt them, just because the incubator temp was 88 the egg temp takes a while to cool.the embryos do generate heat when they are farther along,so they dont cool relatively quickly
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    here kitty-kitty [​IMG]
     
  6. mark3208

    mark3208 Out Of The Brooder

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    also,i would like to add,that you can break a cat from turning off an incubator by docking its tail ................... approximately two inches behind its ears. [​IMG]
     
  7. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha....hes not usually allowed in that room, he snuck in there when I was in and I didnt realize.....i came back, naughty kitty sitting there and incubator off.....
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:That is SO not funny [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2008
  9. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    [​IMG] I bet that is what she FELT like doing though!
     
  10. Bluedog420

    Bluedog420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot cat...problem solved...lol
     

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