Dead or Alive?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bird-Brain101, May 4, 2017.

  1. Bird-Brain101

    Bird-Brain101 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi, our power went out for only a few hours, but when it came back on, we rotated the eggs and left them. the next time we went to rotate them, and the incubator was at a staggering 120*F, this was because our incubator's home made and it packed up when the power went out. but that was only the beginning, we left it open for a little to cool the eggs down and it went down to 62*F, before we remembered to close it. I feel horrible and worry if the eggs are going to hatch, and I can't stop worrying if our mistake was too bad to keep the chicks alive. will they hatch?
    please help.
    thank you! best wishes,
    Bird-brain101
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    If the eggs got anywhere close to that---they are dead for sure, BUT who knows how long they were in that kind of heat. You can candle them and see if there is any life.
     

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