eggs on lockdown and power went out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eggbert420, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Songster

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    Wow, this is crazy. I have 8 bcm eggs on lockdown and 16- 4 day old chicks under a heat lamp. My power just went out, Luckily I was awake and on byc. I woke my wife up and we put on rain gear. We headed out to the garage to get a extension cord. So that we could hook up the incubator to my power converter. All this took about 5 minutes . My incubator got down to 92 .Do you think the eggs will still hatch?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    I'd think that you have a pretty good chance of some success. At that stage, the embryos should be less susceptible to temperature fluctuation than those just set.
     
  3. eggbert420

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    I sure hope so. This is day 20 and all the eggs were looking perfect.
    Thanks for the fast response CTKen
     
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  4. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Crowing

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    The eggs should be affected very little if at all. Once when I was away, a broody hen was off of her nest and my husband collected the eggs that were due in a couple days and put them in the refrigerator! They were probably in there for about two hours. I got them back under the hen, and they all hatched and on time.
     
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  5. eggbert420

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    Thats crazy two hours in the fridge.
     
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    1st one Pipped today


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  7. AmandaKyle

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    Yay! Glad they survived! :)
     
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    about 1 and a half years ago I was incubation hatching these eggs in November and we had 2 power out, one day 5 hrs one day 6, and my hubby turned off electric to fix water heater, I put them on hand warmers and by the fire place, all hatched.
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    I had to take 2 pics there were 2 many 11/11
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