Electric went out!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sylviaanne, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Sylviaanne

    Sylviaanne Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know how long it was out, not for hours, maybe 2 or 3 but my incubator went from 100 down to 91. The eggs have only been on less than 2 days. Do you think they will be ok?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    They should be fine. Brinsea recommends if power goes out the first week to quickly cool the eggs completely. But if the incubator was 91, the internal egg temperature was much higher. A hen gets off the nest for a while and ambient temperature is lower. 91 is still in the range for cell division and development.

    http://www.brinsea.com/Articles/Advice/PowerOff.aspx
     
  3. Sylviaanne

    Sylviaanne Overrun With Chickens

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    Whew! Thank you. We were not at home, my son called us and we beat feet home. The electric company said that a tree fell on a line and they were just leaving. Either it wasn't far from wherever they were or the tree must have shifted.
     
  4. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tell us how the eggs do
     
  5. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O and in day 10 I left my incubator open for 10 hours I was going 2 cry
     
  6. Sylviaanne

    Sylviaanne Overrun With Chickens

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    How did your hatch do?
     
  7. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great everyone made it to hatching, than I made mistakes on that it's day 30 (duck eggs) they need help
     

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