electric went out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dreamercatcher63, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. dreamercatcher63

    dreamercatcher63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    laurens ,south carolina
    It was out for a couple of hours and covered with towel do you think they will hatch they should of been starting friday and none have hatched out yet and it is tuesday going on wednesday do you think there is a chance
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I'd leave them in there for a few more days as long as they don't smell bad.
  3. countrybum

    countrybum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2008
    area pop. 96
    If they are that far along you should be able to candle them and see if there is movement. I would:
    1st put them to my ear and tap the egg to see if I heard anything

    2nd if I did not hear anything, I would candle them and look for movement.

    Our electric went out for 6 hours and my hatch got behind, temp went down to 82*, since it ws night time I did not catch it. I think I have lost 2 eggs and 2 chicks hatched by died by morning. I still have 2 hatching and 6/7 in the brooding box that are doing great.

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