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Eggs in incubator ruined??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JudyMcKinn, May 10, 2009.

  1. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    Wonder if any of you have had experience with something like this?
    I had my bator heated up and adjusted. Put eggs in Thurs. afternoon about 3p.m. Fri. morning we had tornadoes in the area, high wind, and the electricity went off about 9 a.m. (meaning eggs had been in the bator about 18 hours) Electricity stayed off till midnight (so off about 15 hours). Are the eggs ruined, or is there a pretty good chance that maybe they hadn't started to develop that soon, and might still be ok? The bator is in the house, but it cooled down to 70 or 75 degrees pretty quickly, and stayed down like that till the electricity came back on. The eggs are little Serama eggs, from my little new layers, so are really small and probably didn't hold heat as well as a large egg, either.
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I wouldn't give up on them yet, Even if the bator temp dropped, the internal egg temp may have stayed up, and a low temp in a bator is better than a temp that is too high, give them a week, then candle, you may be surprised! The Best hatch I ever had was on eggs that I believed I did everything wrong on, those eggies are pretty resistant!
    Last edited: May 10, 2009
  3. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    Thanks! Hope you are right. I will hang in there a week, and see what develops. Anyone else have any experiences like this?
  4. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    They will be fine.
  5. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Heart of Dixie
    Don't give up! That soon into the hatch, probably won't hurt them.

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